The Belgravia Society
Super Cycle Update
NEW ROUTE NOW OPEN
Cycle Superhighway Route 5, which runs from Oval to Pimlico via the Vauxhall gyratory, has now launched as part of the Road Modernisation Plan. The route provides a more direct journey with a number of innovative safety features including:
•A fully segregated two-way cycle track across, separating cyclists from motor traffic along the route, at signalised junctions and at bus stops
•Connections to Cycle Superhighway 8, which runs from Wandsworth to Westminster, at Vauxhall Bridge Road
•Wider footways and new and upgraded pedestrian crossings
For full details, please visit tfl.gov.uk/cs5
JULY 2ND 2015
Cycle Highways Update
SLOANE SQUARE TO BELGRAVIA
Westminster in partnership with TFL is proposing a ‘quietway’ cycle route between Sloane Square and Belgravia as part of their vision for cycling improvements across London.
· Westminster and TFL support proposed Central London Cycle Grid
· Funded by Mayor of London’s Vision for cycling, a 10 year plan to allow people to cycle across London via connected routes
· These routes include Superhighways and Quietways
· For people wanting to cycle in the area, away from busy traffic
· Pedestrian facilities will also be improved in part of the scheme
· Streets affected by this scheme are as follows: -
1. Holbein Place
2. Graham Terrace
3. Eaton Terrace
4. Ebury Street
5. Eccleston Street where it will terminate
Read more about each of the above street proposals, view the routes by clicking on the map and tell Westminster what you think by visiting their consultation page on their website below.
Read more about the proposed cycling scheme for London by clicking here
A Quick Guide To Super Cycle Highways
Taken from TFL travel advice pamphlet
East-West Cycle Superhighway
Belgravia Society précis the information to make it easier to digest!
Just in case you didn’t receive your copy of the Cycle Superhighway advice booklet in the post then here is a Belgravia Society guide to the latest on super cycle highways ... on your bike! ...
TFL are determined to make cycling around London a safer experience. To that end the super highway route will go through London’s heart and stretch from Lancaster Gate in the west to Tower Hill in the East. It is envisaged pedestrian and cycling conditions will greatly improve.
The Superhighway cycle benefits include:
· Substantially wide two way track reducing potential encounters between vehicles and cyclists
· Dedicated cycle traffic lights separate cyclists from turning traffic at junctions
· Tracks will separate cyclists from buses at bus stops
· Improved safety for pedestrians and cyclists
· Route that crosses the heart of the city
Construction begins April 2015
The plan starts in April 2015 and work will carry on in phases and different locations along the route, until Summer 2016.
· 11th April, Hyde Park Corner planned works begin
· 27th April, Followed by works on Victoria Embankment
· Late April, works on Upper and Lower Thames Street – there will be a contraflow system in place due to closure of one lane in each direction of the road
· See the road modernisation plan maps here
· See construction and impact maps here
How this will affect you
Since the route runs through some of London’s key junctions and gyratories, there may be significant disruption along the route and across a wider area. The effected areas include Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park Corner, Parliament Square and Tower Hill.
There are provisional plans for Lancaster Gate, Hyde Park, St James and Northumberland Avenue. Helpful Advice on how to minimize the impact on your journey can be found on the TFL website. Please click here
If you would like to attend an exhibition about the scheme, take a look at the following dates in April below. There will be TFL staff on hand to answer any questions you may have.
Thursday 23rd April: 07:00-10:00 at Wellington Arch, W1J 7JZ
Friday 24th April: 07:00-10:00 at Victoria Embankment Gardens, Victoria Embankment, WC2N
**Take a look at one of our favourite superhighway schemes featured on our website from a conservation perspective here London_SuperHighway
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