Westminster City Council, in partnership with Transport for London and other local authorities, is supporting the delivery of the proposed Central London Cycle Grid. The Central London Cycle Grid is being funded by the Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling, a 10-year plan to deliver cycling improvements across London, including delivering a set of connected routes for people to cycle across central London, comprising a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighway routes.
We consulted on a project which aims to improve provision for cycling on streets along a proposed Quietway route between Camden Town and Little Venice. It will benefit all people who want to cycle, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads in the area. Facilities for pedestrians will also be improved as part of the scheme. This consultation closed on 24 July 2015.
The section of this route being consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately two kilometres in length. The streets affected by these proposals are Lisson Grove, Frampton Street, Fisherton Street, Lyons Place, Aberdeen Place and Blomfield Road. There are aspirations to extend this Quietway along the Grand Union Canal towpath via Delamere Terrace.
The Regent’s Canal towpath is an established cycling and walking route managed by the Canal and River Trust. As part of the proposed Central London Cycle Grid, the Canal and River Trust is responsible for making minor improvements along the towpath and as such it is not included in this consultation.
At the junction of Frampton Street and Lisson Grove, we are proposing to replace the existing cycle track arrangement with a more suitable facility shared with cyclists and pedestrians. It is proposed to repave this section of footway and remove guardrailing. This new arrangement will help improve access to the Regent’s Canal for all users.
Road markings showing cycle logos will be introduced on the carriageway along Lyons Place and Fisherton Street.
In Aberdeen Place, we are proposing to adjust the kerb line to make turning easier for cycling. The junction of Aberdeen Place and Lyons Place is subject to a future scheme for public realm improvements. This junction will be consulted on separately later this year.
Along Blomfield Road between Maida Vale and Warwick Avenue, we are proposing to resurface the carriageway where it is in need of maintenance. It is also proposed to replace the damaged speed cushions along Blomfield Road with cycle friendly sinusoidal speed humps.
The alignment of this Quietway cycle route between Warwick Avenue and Westbourne Terrace Road is subject to further investigation and future consultation.