TfL Proposes Segregated Cycle Lane On The Westway

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By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 31 months ago
TfL Proposes Segregated Cycle Lane On The Westway
Proposals for the Westway.

You've got just shy of six weeks to give your opinions on new cycling proposals across London.

One is for segregated cycle tracks on the Westway, for an extension of the east-west cycle superhighway that, when it opens in summer, will end at Lancaster Gate. If you peer closely at the above image, you can see the cycle lane is separated from traffic by a hefty concrete barrier, blocking off one of the lanes.

Cycle Superhighway 11 is proposed to start at Swiss Cottage — where the five-lane gyratory would come out, to be replaced by a new public space — to the West End, via Avenue Road, the Outer Circle of Regent's Park and Portland Place. The Outer Circle would be closed to most through traffic, and segregation on Portland Place is still up for discussion with Westminster Council.

The segregated option for Portland Place.

An extension to the north-south cycle superhighway would take it to King's Cross, from its current proposed terminus at Stonecutter Street. Farringdon Road would get segregated tracks and, where roads are too narrow to support segregation, the route would go via quieter back streets.

Proposals for Farringdon Road.

You can give feedback on these proposals on Transport for London's consultation website. At the time of writing they're not available, but doubtless they'll appear like magic very shortly. The deadline for responses is 20 March which, as the Evening Standard explains, is the day before City Hall suspends business as usual before the mayoral election.

Last Updated 08 February 2016