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 between The Regent’s Park and Gladstone Park (Dollis Hill). 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 as part of the scheme.
The section of this route consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 1km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are:
This Quietway is intended to connect to the proposed route of Cycle Superhighway 11, which is planned along Avenue Road and subject to consultation by Transport for London between 8 February 2016 and 20 March 2016.
Along St John’s Wood Park, Ordnance Hill, St John’s Wood Terrace, Allitsen Road and Townshend Road, wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to help cyclists follow the route of this Quietway.
At the junction of Ordnance Hill and Acacia Road, we are proposing to introduce Advanced Stop Lines to help cyclists approaching and exiting this junction. To help pedestrians, we are proposing to provide signalised pedestrian crossings on all the four arms of this junction.
We intend to improve road safety for all road users at the junction of Allitsen Road and Townshend Road by constructing a raised table through the junction and a traffic island around the bend, which will reduce vehicles’ speeds and assist vulnerable road users. We will also relocate a central traffic island on Allitsen Road further east, which is currently being overrun by larger vehicles.
As part of these proposals we also intend to construct a raised table at the junction of Allitsen Road and Avenue Road to help cyclists and pedestrians. This proposal will be coordinated with aspirations for Cycle Superhighway 11, which is planned along Avenue Road and subject to future consultation.