Quietway route from Green Park to Pimlico

Westminster City Council, in partnership with Transport for London and other local authorities, is supporting the delivery of a proposed Central London Cycle Grid. This Cycle Grid is being funded under the Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling, a 10-year plan delivering cycling improvements across London. The plan includes a network of Quietway and Cycle Superhighway routes, providing connected ways for cycling across central London.

This project aims to improve provision for cycling on streets along a proposed Quietway route between Green Park and Pimlico. It will benefit all people who want to cycle in the area, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads. Improvements to pedestrian facilities have also been proposed in Rochester Row as part of the scheme.

The section of this route consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 1.5km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are:

  • Buckingham Gate
  • Wilfred Street
  • Castle Lane
  • Palace Street
  • Thirleby Road
  • Emery Hill Street
  • Rochester Row
  • Vincent Square
  • Douglas Street  
  • Regency Street

This Quietway is intended to connect to the Cycle Superhighway East-West (CS3) at the junction of Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Gate, and to Cycle Superhighway 5 (CS5) at the junction of Regency Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road.

Proposed intervention measures

Along Buckingham Gate, Wilfred Street, Castle Lane and Palace Street, wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway. Subject to approval, we will coordinate any works with any developments planned along the streets.

At the junction of Palace Street and Victoria Street, Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) are proposed to assist cyclists.

Along Thirleby Road and Emery Hill Street, wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway.

At the junction of Emery Hill Street, Rochester Row and Vincent Square we are proposing to introduce a new central traffic island to assist cyclists and pedestrians to cross Rochester Row. This will involve the relocation of three Pay-by-Phone parking bays.

Along Vincent Square, Douglas Street and Regency Street wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway.

Douglas Street between Vincent Square and Chapter Street is proposed to become two-way for all traffic. This will involve the relocation of three Pay-by-Phone parking bays from Douglas Street to Osbert Street.

In Regency Street, it is proposed to relocate two Residents’ parking bays to reduce conflict with traffic turning left out of Rampayne Street.

View the proposals on a map

This consultation closed on Monday 19 September 2016.


Last updated: 20 September 2016
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