Dear Sir / Madam
Consultation on the Central London Cycle Grid Quietway from Green Park to Pimlico (Quietway Vincent Square)
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 Quietway and Cycle Superhighway routes, providing connected ways for cycling across central London.
This project aims to improve provision for cycling on streets along a proposed Quietway route between Green Park and Pimlico. 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. Improvements to pedestrian facilities have also been proposed in Rochester Row as part of the scheme.
The section of this route being consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 1.5km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are Buckingham Gate, Wilfred Street, Castle Lane, Palace Street, Thirleby Road, Emery Hill Street, Rochester Row, Vincent Square, Douglas Street and Regency Street. This Quietway is intended to connect to theCycle Superhighway East-West (CS3) at the junction of Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Gate, and to Cycle Superhighway 5 (CS5) at the junction of Regency Street and Vauxhall Bridge Road.
Proposed intervention measures
Along Buckingham Gate, Wilfred Street, Castle Lane and Palace Street, wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway. Subject to approval, we will coordinate any works with any developments planned along the streets.
At the junction of Palace Street and Victoria Street, Advanced Stop Lines (ASLs) are proposed to assist cyclists.
Along Thirleby Road and Emery Hill Street, wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway.
At the junction of Emery Hill Street, Rochester Row and Vincent Square we are proposing to introduce a new central traffic island to assist cyclists and pedestrians to cross Rochester Row. This will involve the relocation of three Pay-by-Phone parking bays.
Along Vincent Square, Douglas Street and Regency Street wayfinding symbols are proposed to be placed on the road to direct cyclists along the route of the Quietway.
Douglas Street between Vincent Square and Chapter Street is proposed to become two-way for all traffic. This will involve the relocation of three Pay-by-Phone parking bays from Douglas Street to Osbert Street.
In Regency Street, it is proposed to relocate two Residents’ parking bays to reduce conflict with traffic turning left out of Rampayne Street.
Please tell us what you think
We would be grateful if you would visit our online consultation at https://www.westminster.gov.uk/cycling-consultations to view the proposal plans and to share your views of these proposals with us. This consultation closes on Monday 19th September 2016.
If you would prefer to view paper copies of proposals, please request these using the contact details on the top of this letter. Please include the reference number CLCG_QVSq when you contact us.
Public exhibitions, where you will be able to ask questions and view plans, will be held at the Grange Wellington Hotel, 71 Vincent Square London, SW1P 2PA on:
- Saturday 10th September (10am – 12pm)
- Thursday 15th September (4pm – 7pm)
Please visit our website to see more details on this public exhibition.
On behalf of
Councillor Heather Acton
Cabinet Member for Sustainability and Parking