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.
In Winter 2015, we consulted on a project which aims to improve provision for cycling on streets along a proposed Quietway route between Greville Road and Great Cumberland Place. 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. Facilities for pedestrians will also be improved at some locations as part of the scheme.
The section of this route consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 4km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are:
There is also a proposed connection to the Regent’s Canal via Lilestone Street, Tresham Crescent, Swain Street and Casey Close.
This Quietway is intended to connect to other routes proposed on the Central London Cycle Grid which are being consulted on at different stages. This Quietway is proposed to continue north into the London Borough of Camden.
In Greville Road, Carlton Hill and Hamilton Terrace, cycle wayfinding symbols are proposed to help direct cyclists along the route. Kerb build-outs are proposed at the junction with Marlborough Place to improve visibility. Road markings at signalised junctions will be updated to help cyclists. Changes to St John’s Wood Road are being developed by Transport for London and will be subject to a separate consultation.
At the junction of Northwick Terrace, Aberdeen Place and Lyons Place, we are proposing to construct a raised table and to extend the footway, in order to reduce vehicles speeds and assist vulnerable users. We are proposing to relocate 6 existing residents’ parking bays from one side of Lyons Place to the other to provide more space for cycling.
The route follows Orchardson Street and Penfold Street where we are proposing cycle wayfinding symbols to help direct cyclists along the route.
In Broadley Street, 2-way cycling is proposed. We are proposing to introduce a raised table at the junction with Penfold Street and to remove 2 residents’ parking bays, to help cyclists along Broadley Street and Broadley Terrace.
Along Harewood Avenue, approaching the junction with Marylebone Road, separated cycle facilities will be introduced to help protect cyclists from other vehicles and smooth the traffic flow at this junction. This scheme requires the banning of northbound general traffic entering Harewood Avenue from Marylebone Road. This will enable a new pedestrian crossing to be placed over Harewood Avenue at its junction with Marylebone Road.
The design of the junction of Harewood Avenue and Marylebone Road is being undertaken by Transport for London and is subject to a separate consultation. Visit Transport for London for more information.
In Enford Street, a new cycle lane is proposed to enable 2-way cycling. This will enable southbound cyclists to avoid having to cycle on the footway on Marylebone Road to access Wyndham Street.
In York Street, Upper Montagu Street, Crawford Street, Wyndham Place, Montagu Place, and Bryanston Square, we are proposing to introduce cycle wayfinding symbols on the road. In Montagu Place, one residents’ parking bay is proposed to be relocated across the street. At the north-west corner of Bryanston Square, a kerb build-out is proposed to assist pedestrians.
In Lilestone Street, Tresham Crescent, Swain Street and Casey Close, we are proposing to introduce cycle wayfinding symbols on the road to help cyclists get to and from the Regent’s Canal.