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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I commute in to school on my bike. This is brilliant - especially given the lack of separate cycle infrastructure in the area.
Thank you!!

WattageCottage 5 months ago

The sooner every single cycle lane in London, and particularly in Marylebone, is removed and restored to normal traffic and pedestrian use cannot be soon enough.

They form a blot on this wonderful city's landscape, quite apart from their almost total under-use.

Furthermore, we all apparently now must kow-tow to people who are neither themselves nor their bicycles registered or insured and are apparently always seen as the innocent party in any conflict or accident, whatever the reality.

Let us be rid of them – AND SOON!!!

Cantankerous 6 months ago

BICYCLE SURVEY/MARYLEBONE – SEPTEMBER 2023

The sooner every single cycle lane in London, and particularly in Marylebone, is removed and restored to normal traffic and pedestrian use cannot be soon enough.

They form a blot on this wonderful city's landscape, quite apart from their almost total under-use.

Furthermore, we all apparently now must kow-tow to people who are neither themselves nor their bicycles registered or insured and are apparently always seen as the innocent party in any conflict or accident, whatever the reality.

Let us be rid of them – AND SOON!!!

Cantankerous 6 months ago

I regularly cycle from Marylebone Station and south down Harewood Avenue and on to the C27 cycleway. I particularly like the southbound cycle lane and loading bays on Harewood Avenue. At the moment that is a very uncomfortable place to cycle as the narrow lanes and unloading vehicles mean there is no room for cyclists, and the pavement becomes all too tempting to use.

Removing the need for the on-pavement cycle lane on the southbound side seems good for pedestrians as well as cyclists, too.

Swythan 6 months ago

I am broadly supportive of this proposal. This is currently a difficult junction that I avoid, often preferring Lisson Grove. I particularly welcome the contraflow cycle lane on Harewood Avenue. Advance stop lines are frequently ignored by motorists. This will need enforcement.

David Kurtz 6 months ago

I often cross Marylebone road from Harewood avenue to Enford Street on cycle and it feels currently very dangerous, particularly when the traffic is incoming. The changes to this intersection are very welcome.

gregmac 6 months ago

I live close to Harewood Avenue and Marylebone Road. I do not cycle and I have always felt that cyclists should keep off the main roads such as Marylebone Road for their own safety and to help the flow of buses. I am also aware from daily journeys by car or walking that not many cyclists use the route proposed so again you are changing matters for a clear minority rather than trying to cause less pollution by keeping traffic moving which reduces the fumes from stationary vehicles. Even if I oppose this change I am sure it won’t make any difference, but all I ask is that cyclists are made to keep to their designated areas, obey the lights and keep off the pavement.

Regency66 6 months ago

I'm a local resident and as a driver, I often use Harewood Avenue. It is the main street to acccess to Marylebone Road and it's busy enough for motor vehicles.
Cyclists should use other streets. I completely oppose this proposal! It will bring us more chaotic traffic in this area.

Yako85 6 months ago

very good idea/ proposal

bettercity 6 months ago

The contraflow lanes must be segregated from oncoming traffic using protective concrete barriers.

Calumr91 6 months ago

I am a local resident and I'm also a motorist.

I regularly cycle to and from Marylebone along parts of the route of these proposed changes, and upon review of the provided information and materials, as well as my own research into how it will affect the efficiency of my route when cycling - I firmly support the proposed changes.

On a normal journey Google/Apple maps normally decides to direct me all the way along the bumpy Lisson Grove - where the junction across Marylebone Road is especially dicey for cyclists, or along Edgware Road - where the large amount of traffic is not particularly ideal for cycling and where I have on more than one occasion incurred unprovoked verbal abuse by motorists.
If I were to cycle instead along the route comprising of the proposed junction improvements there is a fair bit more of an incline to factor in compared to the more direct main road route, but using a dedicated cycle path to stay on provides a much safer and smoother journey. I'm happy to let TFL give it a go and see how it improves the cycle highway, as cycling along this route into Marylebone is: more fun than driving, clearer of other road vehicles and their subsequent gas emissions, a damn sight cheaper, and a good bit of easy exercise.
Thanks for reading my response, and I hope it helps support the final decision.

NinjaProton 6 months ago

As a general point, I don't feel any safer as a cyclist by the provision of advanced stop boxes.
Black taxis and minicabs routinely enter the advanced stop box at many junctions in London.

iggy 6 months ago

I support this important scheme which will make cycling safer and more accessible to more people

Bluecloud9 6 months ago

This junction is currently dangerous for cyclists, so many people like myself who wish we could cycle more are unable to do so.
I support this proposal which will improve the junction and make cycling safer so more people can benefit from the convenience and health benefits of cycling.
This will also make driving more comfortable for drivers as they won’t have to deal with cyclists weaving around them as much, which can be challenging when driving - I think everyone will benefit.
I would support the cycleways themselves being fully segregated, as that would make the scheme even safer.

Bluecloud9 6 months ago

I am a daily cyclist and pedestrian who has lived on Hamilton Terrace for 27 year's....this unique Architurally significant street. Daily I both walk and cycle the neighbourhood and know many of the neighbours as we always look out for each other both on this street and St Johns Wood Tear. and Northwick terrace....I TOTALLY OPPOSE this scene. I'm fully up in knowing what cyclist numbers use this street and what a family focused pedestrian popular street this is. Especially parents walking their kids to school and teachers leading their students in lines up and down this street...from the numerous schools around here. The proposal for the suggested need to shorten the pedestrian crossing on St Johns Wood Road by widening the foot path and reducing the car parking spaces just doesn't assist a better quality of communal living , when already we struggle to accommodate the current requirements... it's foolhardy and anti-social Please use the Lisson Grove ......Harewood right turn ....which already is a better accessing link for all parties involved. ..... Youth clubs/ hospital's / retirement homes for the local elderly who's numbers grow massively each year and after hours school clubs and lunches ....THIS is where the monies should be spent NOT ON THIS Hamilton Terrace route .........I'm
a everyday going to work cyclist and enjoy Londons cycle lane expansion BUT THIS IS A BADLY thought thru plan and I am hoping my protest as a local tax payer will be carefully considered.

Andrew McAlpine 6 months ago

I am a resident that lives in the area and I regularly cycle in the area to get to work and also around central London. I also drive on weekends from time to time.

I think the proposal is a very good idea and it will go a long way to reducing accidents and injuries to cyclists. I cycle around London a fair bit (average at least 10 trips on a bike per week) and in my view, the Harewood Avenue/ Marylebone Road intersection definitely feels very unsafe currently for cyclists. I never feel at ease crossing this intersection (when compared to other parts of London, like in the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea) and I've seen other cyclists almost being hit by cars due to (a) large volume of cars, (b) large volume of cyclists) and (c) no dedicated space for cyclists (like how it is contemplated by the new proposal). The end result is that cyclists end up riding (unlawfully) on the pavement with other pedestrians which also increases risks for pedestrians and I can recall at least one instance of confrontation between a pedestrian and a cyclist using the pedestrian path (instead of the road).

On the flip side, whenever I drive and go through the same intersection, I feel uncomfortable with bikes being so close and sharing the same space (a dedicated lane for them would help massively). Another factor is that the wait time for the traffic light is rather lengthy and so when the light is eventually green, all cars would like to speed/rush to get through the light, which also puts more risk of injury on cyclists.

Bopbop 6 months ago

I do not support this proposal as it takes away from other users of the road. I believe resources should be directed elsewhere.

MV123456 6 months ago

Love that more cycle lanes are being built. Strong believer in greener transport and encouraging people away from private care use. The proposals look really good, although the route maybe slightly convoluted - but dedicated cycle lanes are miles better to drive down than roads with busy traffic - so I'm sure they'll be well used.

Jelliott20 6 months ago

Really like these plans - always supportive of ways to make our streets greener and more cycle-friendly. It would be good to understand how this fits into longer term plans as well, for example it seems like it would make sense to have a cycle route from St. John's Wood Road heading East to connect with Regents Park & Camden as well as West, to connect with Notting Hill & the Canal.

The only other comment would be what impact this has on car parking in the area. It would be good to see more generous resident or free-parking bays made available to compensate for any slots that are lost. Thanks!

DO'R 6 months ago

The potential in this city for more bike journeys is enormous and I welcome these plans to make cycling easier and less dangerous, which is what puts so many people off.
I do feel it should be viewed as just a first step and new ways of ensuring safety continually looked at. I hope there will be some monitoring of any accidents or near misses which occur for bikes follow this change. There are always cars which break the speed limit and come too close to cyclists so the way forward I believe is to keep trying to separate cyclists on dedcated lanes where possible to be away from motorists. Along with more stringent punishments for these driving behaviours. It would be good to know how countries like germany and holland have educated their motorists to be so considerate to cyclists. Maybe it is a virtuous circle and the more people we encourage to cycle the more considerate they will be as drivers? Anyway, I applaud these plans as a really good start!

CLK 6 months ago