North-south cycle ‘quietway’ proposed for Fitzrovia streets

A north-south cycle route with contraflows and a segregated track is planned through the centre of Fitzrovia by Westminster City Council and Transport for London as part of a Central London Cycle Grid.

Drawing of public realm changes.

A cycle contraflow will be added to allow cycling in both directions along Cleveland Street

The route would link Fitzrovia with Pimlico via Trafalgar Square and St James’s Park.

The streets in Fitzrovia affected by the proposals are Cleveland Street, Mortimer Street and Berners Street.

Westminster Council say a variety of public realm improvements are proposed to improve the experience for cyclists and pedestrians.

Two-way cycling will be allowed along the entire length of Cleveland Street and the junction with Maple Street will have a raised table.

“In Mortimer Street, we are proposing to introduce cycle lanes to help cyclists between Cleveland Street and Berners Street,” say the council.

“Along Berners Street between Mortimer Street and Eastcastle Street, we are proposing to introduce a segregated cycle lane on the western side of the street for north bound cycles.

“A raised table is proposed at the junction of Berners Street and Eastcastle Street to reduce vehicle speeds and to help cyclists and pedestrians cross the road,” say the council.

A public exhibition, where you will be able to ask questions and view plans will be held at Westminster Reference Library, 35 Saint Martin’s Street, London WC2H 7HP on: Saturday 30 January 2016, 10am to 2pm; and Wednesday 3 February 2016, 4pm to 7pm. 

Consultation page: Quietway route from Fitzrovia to Pimlico. The consultation closes on Monday 8 February 2016.

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