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 Quietways 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 which when completed will run from Brompton Cemetery, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, to Hyde Park. This proposed route will benefit all people who want to cycle in the area, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads. This Quietway is intended to connect to the proposed route of the East-West Cycle Superhighway which runs along South Carriage Drive and West Carriage Drive in Hyde Park.
The section of this route consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 400m in length, along Exhibition Road. The majority of the proposed route falls within the Royal Borough of Kensington and has been consulted on between November 2015 and December 2015 by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Details of this previous consultation can be found at Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
Exhibition Road is a high-quality public realm scheme, implemented by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, the City of Westminster, Transport for London and other partners. As such, there are no specific proposals to change Exhibition Road as part of the Central London Cycle Grid.
We intend to designate Exhibition Road as part of the Central London Cycle Grid, and additional wayfinding may be needed along the street to help cyclists follow this proposed route. Transport for London is currently developing a wayfinding strategy for the Central London Cycle Grid. Once this strategy is finalised, we will review whether additional wayfinding along Exhibition Road could benefit cyclists. Any changes will be balanced with the existing, high-quality public realm along Exhibition Road.
This consultation closed on Friday 26 February 2016.