Improving our junctions for pedestrians and cyclists as part of the proposed Cycleway 51

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Consultation has concluded

Update 30 January 2024

Today we have published our Consultation Report which explains the outcome of the consultation. We received 323 responses to the consultation and would like to thank everyone who took part.

Taking on board all feedback and based on further assessments, we have decided to consider an alternative set of proposals to those we consulted on for the junction of St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace. We believe it would be preferable to route Cycleway 51 via Cunningham Place and to amend the pedestrian and cycle crossing over St. John’s Wood Road. In early February 2024 we will hold a further consultation on these new proposals, and we will make a final decision on how to move forward once the consultation has concluded and we have considered the feedback we will receive. To see the plans for this consultation visit haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cunninghamplace (website will be live on Monday 5 February)

We will decide how to proceed with the junction of St John’s Wood Road / Cunningham Place and the junction of Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street once we have concluded the second consultation. Our responses to the issues raised in both consultations will be published in Spring 2024.

Our proposals are subject to Westminster City Council’s decision on how to proceed with the wider Cycleway 51 route.

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This consultation has now closed. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

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We would like to hear your views about proposals to develop a new Cycleway between Marylebone and St John’s Wood. On this page you can read more about what is proposed and how this may impact you. You can also view maps, ask questions, take part in our online survey, or if you are short on time, give us your quick response.

You have until 16 October 2023 to give us your feedback.


Background

What are we proposing at the Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street junction

What are we proposing at the St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace junction

How you can find out more

Tell us your views



Background

We have been working with Westminster City Council to develop proposals for a new high-quality Cycleway connecting Marylebone and St. John’s Wood with new crossings, protected cycle lanes and low-traffic streets. Cycleway 51 would also link to Lisson Grove and the Regent’s Canal and to the existing Cycleway 27 (East Acton to Walthamstow). It is a high priority in Transport for London’s Strategic Cycling Analysis which shows where there is likely to be high demand for better cycling routes in this area of London.Click on map for larger version

We would like your feedback on proposals to improve the junctions of Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street and St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace as part of Cycleway 51. We would like to know how these proposals might impact you as you travel into or through the area.

What are we proposing at the Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street junction

Click on map for larger versionAs part of the proposed Cycleway 51, a new cycle crossing of Marylebone Road (which is part of the Transport for London Road Network) is planned to connect Harewood Avenue and Enford Street. We have developed proposals to make it easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians to cross at this location.

This junction is already well used by cyclists. Our proposals aim to improve safety and to provide a more attractive junction for the predicted increase in cycling along the planned Cycleway 51 from St. John’s Wood to Marylebone. Our proposals would also improve the junction for pedestrians with new and improved crossings and wider footways.

The map shows the proposals for this junction:

Marylebone Road

  1. Extend eastbound bus lane to improve bus journey times
  2. Removal of left turn into Harewood Avenue
  3. Removal of cycle lane on southern pavement and resurface pavement to improve the area for pedestrians
  4. Hospital parking bays relocated from Harewood Avenue to southern side of Marylebone Road

Harewood Avenue

  1. New signalised pedestrian crossing to improve safety for pedestrians to cross
  2. New protected northbound contraflow cycle lane to improve safety for cyclists and increase the number of cycle journeys, improving connections to Marylebone Station, Lisson Grove, Regent’s Canal and St. John’s Wood
  3. New protected southbound cycle lane with cycle box and early release signals. These new features would give cyclists a waiting area ahead of motor traffic, improving their visibility, and allowing them to move away from the traffic lights ahead of motor traffic. This would improve safety for cyclists and increase the number cycle journeys in Marylebone and wider area

Enford Street

  1. New southbound contraflow cycle lane would open up a new connection for cyclists to cross Marylebone Road from Harewood Avenue, improving safety for cyclists and increasing the number of cycle journeys to and from the West End

Click on image for larger versionWe have carried out traffic modelling for this proposal. Our traffic modelling indicates that these proposals would not cause any significant delay to road users in this area. Freight and servicing vehicles, taxis and general traffic would need to use alternative routes as a result of the changes to Harewood Avenue.

We previously consulted on changes to this junction in 2016. We have reviewed these plans and are consulting again to understand the views of the local community and wider stakeholders on our proposals to this junction and the junction at St. John’s Wood Road together.


What are we proposing at the St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace junction


Click on map for lager version As part of the proposed Cycleway 51, a pedestrian and cycle crossing is planned connecting Hamilton Terrace and Northwick Terrace crossing St. John’s Wood Road, which is part of the Transport for London Road Network. We have developed proposals to provide a safer and more attractive cycle connection, and to improve safety for pedestrians.


This junction is already well used by cyclists. Our proposals aim to improve safety and to provide a more suitable junction for the predicted increase in cycling along the planned Cycleway 51 . Our proposals also include wider pavements and shorter crossing lengths for pedestrians across St. John’s Wood Road and Hamilton Terrace.

The map shows the proposals for this junction:

Hamilton Terrace

  1. Widening the footways to make it easier for pedestrians to cross
  2. New protected southbound cycle lane to separate cyclists and pedestrians at the parallel zebra crossing
  3. Reducing the traffic lanes into St. John’s Wood Road from two to one to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance and create space for cyclists to enter and exit the new walking and cycling crossing on St. John’s Wood Road
  4. Removal of short section of parking bays on the centre and western side of Hamilton Terrace to facilitate improved pedestrian crossing points and safer passage for cyclists in north and southbound directions

St. John’s Wood Road

  1. New walking and cycling parallel zebra crossing to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The new crossing would be a shorter distance than the current crossing
  2. Wider footway on the southern side at two locations to provide more space for pedestrians
  3. New two-way cycle track on the south side between the new walking and cycling crossing and Northwick Terrace to improve the connection from St. John’s Wood to Lisson Grove, Regent’s Canal and Marylebone

Northwick Terrace

  1. New two-way cycle track along the east side of Northwick Terrace to improve connections for cyclists from the new parallel zebra crossing on St. John’s Wood Road. This would improve safety for cyclists, increase the number of cycle journeys and separate pedestrians from cyclists
  2. Raised entry to Northwick Terrace to make it easier for people with pushchairs and wheelchairs to cross
  3. Removal of 12 metres of parking bays in order to build new two-way cycle track

Click on image for larger versionWe have carried out traffic modelling for this proposal. The results indicate that the proposed changes could be made with limited impacts on other road users. The modelling does show that there may be an increase in southbound vehicle queuing on Hamilton Terrace in the weekday AM peak hour.

Any changes to these junctions, following feedback to this consultation, could be made by Autumn 2024.


We have carried out Equalities Impact Assessments to look at the impact of our proposals on groups with protected characteristics. This is available on request.

For changes to the rest of the Cycleway 51 route please visit Westminster’s Cycleway 51 consultation page for more information: https://westminstercycleways.co.uk/

How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations 

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time.

Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.

Drop-in events

We are holding two in person events where you can hear more about the proposals.

  • Tuesday 26 September 2023 at St Mary's Bryanston Square C of E Primary School, Enford Street, London W1H 1DL from 17:00 –20:00 pm (Click here for the map).
  • Thursday 5 October at Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone St, London NW8 8SR from 15:00 – 19:00 (Click here for the map)

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to make this date and time and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.

Update 30 January 2024

Today we have published our Consultation Report which explains the outcome of the consultation. We received 323 responses to the consultation and would like to thank everyone who took part.

Taking on board all feedback and based on further assessments, we have decided to consider an alternative set of proposals to those we consulted on for the junction of St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace. We believe it would be preferable to route Cycleway 51 via Cunningham Place and to amend the pedestrian and cycle crossing over St. John’s Wood Road. In early February 2024 we will hold a further consultation on these new proposals, and we will make a final decision on how to move forward once the consultation has concluded and we have considered the feedback we will receive. To see the plans for this consultation visit haveyoursay.tfl.gov.uk/cunninghamplace (website will be live on Monday 5 February)

We will decide how to proceed with the junction of St John’s Wood Road / Cunningham Place and the junction of Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street once we have concluded the second consultation. Our responses to the issues raised in both consultations will be published in Spring 2024.

Our proposals are subject to Westminster City Council’s decision on how to proceed with the wider Cycleway 51 route.

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This consultation has now closed. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

Click on image for larger version

We would like to hear your views about proposals to develop a new Cycleway between Marylebone and St John’s Wood. On this page you can read more about what is proposed and how this may impact you. You can also view maps, ask questions, take part in our online survey, or if you are short on time, give us your quick response.

You have until 16 October 2023 to give us your feedback.


Background

What are we proposing at the Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street junction

What are we proposing at the St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace junction

How you can find out more

Tell us your views



Background

We have been working with Westminster City Council to develop proposals for a new high-quality Cycleway connecting Marylebone and St. John’s Wood with new crossings, protected cycle lanes and low-traffic streets. Cycleway 51 would also link to Lisson Grove and the Regent’s Canal and to the existing Cycleway 27 (East Acton to Walthamstow). It is a high priority in Transport for London’s Strategic Cycling Analysis which shows where there is likely to be high demand for better cycling routes in this area of London.Click on map for larger version

We would like your feedback on proposals to improve the junctions of Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street and St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace as part of Cycleway 51. We would like to know how these proposals might impact you as you travel into or through the area.

What are we proposing at the Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street junction

Click on map for larger versionAs part of the proposed Cycleway 51, a new cycle crossing of Marylebone Road (which is part of the Transport for London Road Network) is planned to connect Harewood Avenue and Enford Street. We have developed proposals to make it easier and safer for cyclists and pedestrians to cross at this location.

This junction is already well used by cyclists. Our proposals aim to improve safety and to provide a more attractive junction for the predicted increase in cycling along the planned Cycleway 51 from St. John’s Wood to Marylebone. Our proposals would also improve the junction for pedestrians with new and improved crossings and wider footways.

The map shows the proposals for this junction:

Marylebone Road

  1. Extend eastbound bus lane to improve bus journey times
  2. Removal of left turn into Harewood Avenue
  3. Removal of cycle lane on southern pavement and resurface pavement to improve the area for pedestrians
  4. Hospital parking bays relocated from Harewood Avenue to southern side of Marylebone Road

Harewood Avenue

  1. New signalised pedestrian crossing to improve safety for pedestrians to cross
  2. New protected northbound contraflow cycle lane to improve safety for cyclists and increase the number of cycle journeys, improving connections to Marylebone Station, Lisson Grove, Regent’s Canal and St. John’s Wood
  3. New protected southbound cycle lane with cycle box and early release signals. These new features would give cyclists a waiting area ahead of motor traffic, improving their visibility, and allowing them to move away from the traffic lights ahead of motor traffic. This would improve safety for cyclists and increase the number cycle journeys in Marylebone and wider area

Enford Street

  1. New southbound contraflow cycle lane would open up a new connection for cyclists to cross Marylebone Road from Harewood Avenue, improving safety for cyclists and increasing the number of cycle journeys to and from the West End

Click on image for larger versionWe have carried out traffic modelling for this proposal. Our traffic modelling indicates that these proposals would not cause any significant delay to road users in this area. Freight and servicing vehicles, taxis and general traffic would need to use alternative routes as a result of the changes to Harewood Avenue.

We previously consulted on changes to this junction in 2016. We have reviewed these plans and are consulting again to understand the views of the local community and wider stakeholders on our proposals to this junction and the junction at St. John’s Wood Road together.


What are we proposing at the St. John’s Wood Road / Hamilton Terrace / Northwick Terrace junction


Click on map for lager version As part of the proposed Cycleway 51, a pedestrian and cycle crossing is planned connecting Hamilton Terrace and Northwick Terrace crossing St. John’s Wood Road, which is part of the Transport for London Road Network. We have developed proposals to provide a safer and more attractive cycle connection, and to improve safety for pedestrians.


This junction is already well used by cyclists. Our proposals aim to improve safety and to provide a more suitable junction for the predicted increase in cycling along the planned Cycleway 51 . Our proposals also include wider pavements and shorter crossing lengths for pedestrians across St. John’s Wood Road and Hamilton Terrace.

The map shows the proposals for this junction:

Hamilton Terrace

  1. Widening the footways to make it easier for pedestrians to cross
  2. New protected southbound cycle lane to separate cyclists and pedestrians at the parallel zebra crossing
  3. Reducing the traffic lanes into St. John’s Wood Road from two to one to shorten the pedestrian crossing distance and create space for cyclists to enter and exit the new walking and cycling crossing on St. John’s Wood Road
  4. Removal of short section of parking bays on the centre and western side of Hamilton Terrace to facilitate improved pedestrian crossing points and safer passage for cyclists in north and southbound directions

St. John’s Wood Road

  1. New walking and cycling parallel zebra crossing to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. The new crossing would be a shorter distance than the current crossing
  2. Wider footway on the southern side at two locations to provide more space for pedestrians
  3. New two-way cycle track on the south side between the new walking and cycling crossing and Northwick Terrace to improve the connection from St. John’s Wood to Lisson Grove, Regent’s Canal and Marylebone

Northwick Terrace

  1. New two-way cycle track along the east side of Northwick Terrace to improve connections for cyclists from the new parallel zebra crossing on St. John’s Wood Road. This would improve safety for cyclists, increase the number of cycle journeys and separate pedestrians from cyclists
  2. Raised entry to Northwick Terrace to make it easier for people with pushchairs and wheelchairs to cross
  3. Removal of 12 metres of parking bays in order to build new two-way cycle track

Click on image for larger versionWe have carried out traffic modelling for this proposal. The results indicate that the proposed changes could be made with limited impacts on other road users. The modelling does show that there may be an increase in southbound vehicle queuing on Hamilton Terrace in the weekday AM peak hour.

Any changes to these junctions, following feedback to this consultation, could be made by Autumn 2024.


We have carried out Equalities Impact Assessments to look at the impact of our proposals on groups with protected characteristics. This is available on request.

For changes to the rest of the Cycleway 51 route please visit Westminster’s Cycleway 51 consultation page for more information: https://westminstercycleways.co.uk/

How you can find out more

We have provided more information to help you respond. Visit the Documents section for:

If you need to translate this page into another language, please use the ‘Select language’ button at the bottom of this page.

Connecting with London's deaf community on our consultations 

To enhance how we engage and consult with London's deaf community we are trialling a British Sign Language (BSL) consultation conversation service. This service will allow us to have a two-way BSL translated discussion on any aspect of this consultation with a BSL speaker.

To request a BSL consultation conversation please contact us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk and we will be in contact to arrange this at a convenient time.

Following this trial, we will evaluate the service to determine if this is something we are able to offer on other consultations in the future.

Drop-in events

We are holding two in person events where you can hear more about the proposals.

  • Tuesday 26 September 2023 at St Mary's Bryanston Square C of E Primary School, Enford Street, London W1H 1DL from 17:00 –20:00 pm (Click here for the map).
  • Thursday 5 October at Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone St, London NW8 8SR from 15:00 – 19:00 (Click here for the map)

Please come along and let us know your views. If you are unable to make this date and time and would like to discuss the proposals further with us, please get in touch and we can respond to your queries directly.

Submit a quick response

We know that life is busy and you may just have one short moment to tell us what you think of our proposals. That's why we now let you submit a quick consultation response.

This is different from our consultation survey as we ask just one short question "Tell us what you think of our proposal".

Your response can be long or short, but importantly it lets us know your views. 

You will need to register with our Have Your Say platform to give us your quick response, although your details will be kept secure.  

 You have until 16 October 2023 to give us your feedback.

Please note that responses to the survey will be made publicly available after the consultation has closed in the form of a report on the results. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

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This scheme will not tempt me to ride a bicycle.

Graham Duguid 5 months ago

What is going to happen to the hospital parking bay H3 which is currently on the northbound side of Harewood Ave at the south end? It is a very useful parking bay for the Western Eye Hospital.

Graham Duguid 5 months ago

We as residents have cars we pay for parking we pay road taxes we pay for insurance, what do cyclists PAY for ? Nothing at all they cause accidents by not following the Highway Code they ride on the pavement. Cycle lane causes more disruption pollution from non flowing traffic, how many cyclists use the lane? Very few.

Ralphtadrous 5 months ago

I occasionally cycle this way & this will be a big improvement. It will also help more people feel safe enough to try cycling and use cars less for short journies. More active travel = less cars on the roads. I fully support the Conservative Gear Change policy and quote from Boris Johnson "I know many people think that cycling and walking schemes simply increase
car traffic on other roads. But there is now increasing evidence that they
do not. We sometimes think of traffic as like water: if you block a stream in
one place, it will find the next easiest way. Of course some journeys by car
are essential, but traffic is not a force of nature. It is a product of people’s
choices. If you make it easier and safer to walk and cycle, more people
choose to walk and cycle instead of driving, and the traffic falls overall." https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/1007815/gear-change-one-year-on.pdf

Hyperweever 5 months ago

I am writing this as a keen cyclist and someone who enjoys the benefits of cycleways. However, I honestly believe it is time to balance the increasing quantity of cyclists with the needs of pedestrians, especially in residential areas.

I understand that a cycleway on Enford Street is inevitable, as work has already started! But I propose it would be better for cyclists to go West to Seymour Place and the C27, when they reach York Street. Going East, it would make more sense for them to go to Gloucester Place, where there are already cycle lanes in both directions. The official proposed routes are too convoluted.

Encouraging bicycles to go around Wyndham Place, and through Bryanston and Montagu Square shows disregard for the fact that these are purely residential, quiet areas with no commercial premises whatsoever. Due to their gardens and peaceful nature, the squares attract families with very young children, as well as elderly residents. It is crucially important to prioritise their safety - especially in the places they have to walk on a daily basis.

Statistics show that at least two pedestrians are killed or maimed every single week by bicycles in London. That number is increasing rapidly. It does not include the number of people who suffer injuries less severe than maiming, or other crimes like abuse or mugging.

Please keep our residents safe.






I am writing this as a keen cyclist and someone who enjoys the benefits of cycleways. However, I honestly believe it is time to balance the increasing quantity of cyclists with the needs of pedestrians, especially in residential areas.

I understand that a cycleway on Enford Street is inevitable, as work has already started! But I propose it would be better for cyclists to go West to Seymour Place and the C27, when they reach York Street. Going East, it would make more sense for them to go to Gloucester Place, where there are already cycle lanes in both directions. The official proposed routes are too convoluted.

Encouraging bicycles to go around Wyndham Place, and through Bryanston and Montagu Square shows disregard for the fact that these are purely residential, quiet areas with no commercial premises whatsoever. Due to their gardens and peaceful nature, the squares attract families with very young children, as well as elderly residents. It is crucially important to prioritise their safety - especially in the places they have to walk on a daily basis.

Statistics show that at least two pedestrians are killed or maimed every single week by bicycles in London. That number is increasing rapidly. It does not include the number of people who suffer injuries less severe than maiming, or other crimes like abuse or mugging.

Please keep our residents safe.





I am writing this as a keen cyclist and someone who enjoys the benefits of cycleways. However, I honestly believe it is time to balance the increasing quantity of cyclists with the needs of pedestrians, especially in residential areas.

I understand that a cycleway on Enford Street is inevitable, as work has already started! But I propose it would be better for cyclists to go West to Seymour Place and the C27, when they reach York Street. Going East, it would make more sense for them to go to Gloucester Place, where there are already cycle lanes in both directions. The official proposed routes are too convoluted.

Encouraging bicycles to go around Wyndham Place, and through Bryanston and Montagu Square shows disregard for the fact that these are purely residential, quiet areas with no commercial premises whatsoever. Due to their gardens and peaceful nature, the squares attract families with very young children, as well as elderly residents. It is crucially important to prioritise their safety - especially in the places they have to walk on a daily basis.

Statistics show that at least two pedestrians are killed or maimed every single week by bicycles in London. That number is increasing rapidly. It does not include the number of people who suffer injuries less severe than maiming, or other crimes like abuse or mugging.

Please keep our residents safe.



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Toggle 5 months ago

I am a resident of Montagu Square. I have seen a significant increase in all forms of traffic on Montagu square including many lorries and vans, particularly since the two way changes to Baker Street and westbourne Grove. My concern with this proposal is the impact of cyclists using Montagu Square (even if the proposal suggests they go back through Bryanson Square) with that increased traffic.

PeterBlott 5 months ago

The route for Cycleway 51 as proposed is acceptable although am concerned that some cyclists may seek to cut through Wyndham Place, a most popular open space used for recreation. Many children play there, ride their scooters/bikes supervised by parents/carers who will often sit on a bench or sit at a table having coffee.

Recently there has been a suggestion from the Marylebone Association that it would make more sense for the cycleway to go via Montagu Square.
I partly understand the logic but it is not feasible since the relative widths of Bryanston and Montagu Squares have not been taken into consideration.
The roads around Bryanston Square are significantly wider and if it were two way cars could easily pass by each other.
This is not the case in Montagu Square where the roads are much narrower and two cars could not pass by, ie there is very little room for cyclists to safely use Montagu Square as a through route.
The roads around Bryanston Square are sufficiently wide to accommodate cyclists safely and this is the only square of the two that is feasible for the Cycleway.

Montagu Square 5 months ago

The last thing the local residents and I mean the three main roads which will suffer the most need, is more traffic, loss of residents’ bays and fumes outside their homes. The traffic already backs up to my home near Hall Road at Rush Our on the best of days. Cyclists have their routes already established on parallel roads and this is enough.

Michelle BP 5 months ago

TFL what do you want to achieve? Stop ruining our streets / village with road furniture. We live in Northwick Tce, There is already limited parking availability. Removing 12 parking bays to create a cycle lane for low to zero usage is a gross waste of rate payers money. There is no need to make these changes and Northwick and Hamilton Tce should remain unchanged. These changes will only cause further frustration and hinderance to both pedestrians and motorists. We are against the implementation of cycles lanes in Northwick Tce.

WoodNW8 5 months ago

My wife and I walk around this area, St. Johns Wood road and Hamilton Tce. a lot.
We feel there is simply no need to make these modifications to this junction as there is simply not the cycle traffic to warrant it. In fact it has been reported this week that cycle use is on the decrease! Motorised traffic has enough hindrances already without making getting around our little town any worse!

Jamder 5 months ago

it doesn't go nearly far enough, but it's a well-thought-out start

oldedro 5 months ago

I am against any plans to implement cycle lanes on Northwick Terrace. As a resident on the road with a car in the household, it is already difficult to find car parking spaces on the road let alone to remove 12 spaces. In addition, there are hardly any cycles which use this road, to warrant a cycle lane. St John’s Wood road (and Aberdeen Place - are already available from Edgware Road for cyclists to use. This is a residential road not a cycle route. Thanks!

Londoner1805 5 months ago

It is likely that the C51 cycle route will be pushed through regardless of opinion as that is what TFL does. But the part of the route using Enford Street and particularly Wyndham Place is misguided. If anyone planning this route ever spent any amount of time on Wyndham Place during daylight hours, they would see that the space is for most of the time crowded with children from the nearby schools playing and with people sitting in the open area enjoying a coffee, a few moments of rest on the benches or simply a moment off the crowded pavement of Crawford Street.
When TFL pushes this route through, will they reconsider after cyclists hit children playing or adults walking or having their coffee? Wyndham Place is the only open space in the surrounding area. everywhere else are streets with traffic alongside narrow sidewalks with considerable pedestrian traffic.

marylebonewalker 5 months ago

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Ruth LIU 5 months ago

Support the proposal to go ahead.

Ruth LIU 5 months ago

What is the point of 'consultations' when the changes are going to be forced through anyway like Marylebone Road being made into a 20mph dual carriageway? And will there be any enforcement of the dangerous van drivers and food delivery cyclists flying through red lights at the pedestrian crossings?

platformfour 5 months ago

As with C51 the consideration only seems to be for cyclists.
Are many schools around here and paradoxically this will mostly make it less safe for them and for users of the roads in general.
Hence I object to the proposal C51, as I do for C43

Montagu Square 5 months ago

Having the cycle lane cut through Wyndham Place and down Enford St is incredibly dangerous for young children.
Wyndham Place is the only public open space in the area that children can run around. Nearby schools/nurseries take children there for their outdoor time. Parents/Carers get a tiny bit of sanity and fresh air when take their kids there to learn to walk, run, jump, cycle, etc.
There is bound to be an accident when a fast cyclist goes by quickly into the path of a toddler learning to walk.
Enford St is also a play street for the kids at St Mary's Bryanston school.
Why are we trying to take places AWAY from children in a neighbourhood that already has so few amenities for them?!
Does anyone designing this plan care for children - and do any of them even come and observe the areas they are designing for?!?

WorkingMum2 5 months ago

I think this is a well-considered and beneficial proposal, and that the changes outlined would improve the safety of bicyclists, pedestrians and commuters in these neighbourhoods, with minimal effect on motorists. I frequently cycle from St John's Wood to Marylebone and onward to Bloomsbury, and the section of my route from St John's Wood to Marylebone is consistently the most difficult. The proposed changes to the junction at Marylebone Road / Harewood Avenue / Enford Street would be most welcome. For north- or south-bound cyclists, crossing Marylebone Road is difficult, and often requires a risky avoidance of left-turning vehicles.
As for the proposed Cycleway 51, this would also be very beneficial to cyclists. I have often seen personal vehicles on Penfold Street driving quickly and recklessly, in what I assume is in an effort to avoid congestion along Edgware Road. Due to the current lack of designated cycle lanes, I have often been concerned for my safety when biking down this road. I believe the proposed Cycleway 51 would ameliorate the existing issues and improve safety for residents and commuters.

fullbookshelf 5 months ago

Generally I am for cycle lanes but the part that cuts through Wyndham Place is a very bad idea. This is a square in front of a church with a cafe on it who has chairs out on the square and is a gathering point for children after school and on weekends. They draw with chalk, practice balance bikes, play games and run around. Having bicycles cut through that is dangerous and should be avoided.

Carolinettej 5 months ago