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  • Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood Projects

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    "As part of the Marylebone Low Emission Neighbourhood (LEN), Westminster City Council is proposing to introduce a number of new measures around Marylebone High Street and Paddington Street. These interventions will sit alongside the behaviour change measures already undertaken as part of the LEN programme." "Projects Details of these proposals are set out below, showing the existing and proposed arrangements, as well as information on the rationale. Once implemented, these proposals will be the first of their kind in Westminster. If you would like to comment on the proposals or have any questions, please email info@marylebonelen.org by 11.59pm on 5th December 2018. Responses will be considered before proceeding with the next stages of design and implementation."

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  • Westminster City Plan 2019-2040

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Westminster City Council is consulting on its City Plan for the period 2019-2040. This is the Council's local plan, which sets out local planning policies and identifies how land is used, determining what will be built where.

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  • TfL's proposed changes to junctions along Edgware Road

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    From TfL webpage https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/edgware-road/ : "We are proposing changes to junctions along Edgware Road, between the Marylebone Flyover and Marble Arch, which will improve safety for pedestrians, and other road users. Our proposals include: - Creating new pedestrian crossings, with green and red man signals - Adding count down timers to new and existing crossings - Creating more space for pedestrians on the pavement - Limiting speed for vehicles to 20 miles per hour - Providing new Advanced Stop Lines (cycle boxes) for cyclists"

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  • Oxford Street District Place Strategy and Delivery Plan

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Westminster Council says: The draft strategy sets out a series of ambitious, exciting and also deliverable recommendations to significantly improve the district as a whole, with 96 projects across 87 different streets and spaces. We’ve also identified nine zones that reflect varying character from Marble Arch to Tottenham Court Road. The strategy was developed from previous consultation responses, proposed plans and a process of engagement in order to identify and understand concerns and ideas. All of the proposals are our ideas as to what could be done to improve the area. Subject to the feedback we receive in the consultation, the council will then carry out the detailed technical work that would be needed to turn those preferred proposals into reality.

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  • Nine Elms Pimlico bridge

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Flyer says: Wandsworth Council is proposing a pedestrian and cycle bridge to connect Westminster and the new neighbourhood emerging in Nine Elms as well as the existing communities south of the river. The connection will improve access to this new shopping, restaurant and cultural district, as well as the new green spaces, thousands of jobs and Northern Line stations. Following consultation in 2017 on nine possible locations between Vauxhall and Chelsea bridges we have now selected three location options for further exploration. We want to find out what you think about this new car free bridge so are holding public exhibitions across Wandsworth, Westminster and Lambeth. Join us to learn more about the proposal and help shape one of London’s most exciting infrastructure projects. See the back of this leaflet for time and location details. You can also find out more and tell us your views online from Monday 5 November

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  • Oxford Street Transformation - 2nd consultation

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says... Overview In our last consultation in April 2017, we explained that our vision is to transform Oxford Street into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and an unrivalled place to live, work and visit. We received nearly 12,000 responses. There was support, as well as some understandable concerns, and many respondents indicated the key issues they felt we should consider. We have listened very carefully to the issues raised and in the months since then we have discussed our vision with a large number of local residents groups, businesses and others to help us understand such issues in more detail. As a result, we have developed a set of detailed proposals for the transformation of the street and the entire surrounding district. We genuinely believe these proposals respond positively to the concerns raised by some and would enable us to deliver a significantly improved Oxford Street and the wider Oxford Street area for everyone. Our vision is not simply to transform Oxford Street: the proposals we have developed are for the entire district. They would: Make it much easier to walk throughout the area Create beautiful, safe, accessible and inspiring public spaces full of life and spectacle to address some of the very serious and pressing issues of poor road safety and air quality in the Oxford Street area Support businesses to grow and respond to the district as it transforms and create new jobs Equally protect and enhance the quality of life for residents in the area Support the introduction of the Elizabeth line to the area Our proposals represent one of the most significant investments in central London for many years. This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform a key area in central London. For the first time ever we are substantially reducing the number of buses in the area. This has allowed us to bring forward these proposals. Doing nothing to transform the Oxford Street district would mean that traffic and pedestrian congestion on Oxford Street and in the surrounding area would worsen. Transformation gives us an opportunity to address the very poor air quality in the area, and reduce the number of collisions on Oxford Street in which people are hurt. It would give us the opportunity to create a network of truly world-class and inspiring public spaces, in which businesses could thrive and grow. It would deliver investment for transformational improvements to the entire area. Our proposals set out how we would improve the look and feel of the Oxford Street West district, and changes to how people could access and use the space. All of the proposals are intended to transform the way that the West End feels and functions for everybody. We have made no decisions on whether to proceed and we will not do so until you have had your say and we have had chance to consider the points you raise. Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, Deputy Leader, Westminster City Council Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner, Transport for London

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  • TfL's proposals for Grosvenor Place

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Details of TfL’s proposals for Grosvenor Place can be found on the following webpage: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/grosvenor-place/consult_view/ "We are proposing road safety improvements on Grosvenor Place between Duke of Wellington Place and Wilton Street. Our proposals include new pedestrian crossings at the top of Grosvenor Place and measures designed to reduce collisions involving turning vehicles."

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  • Lambeth Bridge North & South

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL says: Overview: We have developed proposals to transform the road layout at the northern and southern roundabouts at Lambeth Bridge to create a safer environment for cycling and walking. We would also make changes to some approach roads and to the bridge itself. Focussing on road safety, our proposals are designed to keep traffic moving along these key routes, whilst providing a better balance to the way that space on the road is allocated. Our proposals would require changes to the way general traffic moves through the area, including new left or right turn traffic restrictions on some roads at each end of the bridge. What are we proposing? We propose to convert both the northern and the southern roundabouts of Lambeth Bridge into crossroad junctions, with traffic signals and signalised pedestrian crossings. At each junction, dedicated space would be given for cyclists and new pedestrian areas would be created. To support these transformational plans, changes to the road layout are also proposed on Lambeth Bridge itself, at the Millbank north junction with Great Peter Street and along Lambeth Palace Road. These layout changes include two general traffic lanes at each exit from the bridge, the introduction of a signalised pedestrian crossing at the Millbank north junction with Great Peter Street, and the extension of the southbound bus lane on Lambeth Palace Road. We have also developed public realm improvements, sensitive to the heritage of the area. These designs propose to further enhance the look and feel of the area so that we can promote a real sense of place to Lambeth Bridge and its surrounds. The Metropolitan Police Service has installed barriers to increase security on London’s busiest bridges. Our proposals will aim to ensure that the security of all road users is maintained in the future. We are also seeking views on: Longer-term plans for the pedestrian underpass at Albert Embankment A potential new location for the palm tree at Lambeth Bridge north The current traffic speed at Lambeth Bridge north and south Why are we proposing it? Safety Our proposals are designed to improve safety at both northern and southern roundabouts by introducing dedicated facilities for vulnerable road users, such as signalised pedestrian crossings, new cycle lanes and separate cycle signals. The northern roundabout in particular has a high proportion of collisions involving cyclists, and is one of 33 locations across London we are prioritising as part of our Safer Junctions programme. Healthy Streets to encourage walking and cycling The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming. Both roundabouts and Lambeth Bridge are currently dominated by motor traffic and can be intimidating and unpleasant places to walk and cycle. By giving cyclists space and time to pass through the junction more easily, and by providing new signalised crossings and clearer footways for pedestrians, we can encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport, whilst keeping other traffic moving. Building a local cycle network Lambeth Bridge and its roundabouts lie on busy cycle commuter routes. Making the area safer and more welcoming for cyclists would help build connections to existing infrastructure, such as Cycle Superhighway Route 8 on Millbank, and planned improvements, such as Westminster Bridge and Central London Grid routes. The following map shows how our proposals would build on cycling connectivity in the area. The impacts of our proposals Journey times Our proposals have been designed to not have a disproportionate impact on other road users. However we expect there would be changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists. More detailed information on the traffic impacts of the Lambeth Bridge proposals, including tables of the likely journey time impacts, can be found here https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/lambeth-bridge/user_uploads/traffic-impacts-and-data-table.pdf Should these proposals go ahead, we would take a number of steps to ensure that the changes made along the route are balanced. We are investing in advanced traffic signal technology to allow us to better manage traffic depending on differing conditions at any given time. Turning restrictions Our proposals include a number of restrictions to turning movements: ‘Straight-ahead only’ for traffic exiting Millbank north A time-of-day banned right-turn from Millbank south onto Lambeth Bridge during the evening peak A banned left-turn for northbound traffic from Millbank south into Horseferry Road ‘Straight-ahead only’ for traffic exiting Horseferry Road A banned left-turn from Lambeth Palace Road onto Lambeth Road. A banned right-turn from Lambeth Road onto Lambeth Palace Road. We do not develop proposals to introduce traffic restrictions without carefully considering the potential impacts and exploring alternative solutions. The restrictions are proposed either to address a safety issue or to help the signalised junction operate more efficiently, minimising potential journey time delays to road users. The environment Air and noise Although the designs for Lambeth Bridge north and south are not expected to increase the number of motor vehicles in the area, our proposals may change how traffic moves around some roads, which may result in some associated and localised changes to air quality and noise levels. Environmental surveys and modelling would take place as part of our ongoing evaluation of these proposals. Tree removal Our proposals require the removal or relocation of a number of trees in order to accommodate the new road layout: The iconic phoenix palm tree at the centre of the roundabout on the northern side of Lambeth Bridge would look to be relocated Seven trees at the centre of the roundabout on the southern side of Lambeth Bridge would need to be removed One tree at the junction of Millbank and Great Peter Street would need to be removed New trees will be planted at Lambeth Bridge north and south as part of proposed urban realm improvements. Subject to the outcome of consultation, tree species would be determined during detailed design. Visual environment Our proposed urban realm improvements aim to improve the look and feel of the area, as shown in our artists’ impressions. Features include: Reducing the dominance of traffic, allowing pedestrians and cyclists to better enjoy the area Increasing the surface area of the public realm by approximately 1,370 square metres at Lambeth Bridge north and approximately 1,790 square metres at Lambeth Bridge south Attracting more visitors to the area and local attractions such as Victoria Tower Gardens Planting new trees bringing overall benefits for the area’s biodiversity and landscape Providing new seating New footway materials to improve the look of the streets along Albert Embankment, Lambeth Palace Road, Millbank and Lambeth Bridge The removal of unnecessary and duplicate poles, signs and other street furniture Upgrades where necessary to existing lighting and drainage Provision of more cycle parking An opportunity to provide additional Cycle Hire stations Upgraded wayfinding for example to Newport Street Gallery Equalities In considering the design of our streets, we closely consider the needs of all users throughout the design process. On significant infrastructure projects, we: Complete Equality Impact Assessments (EqIA), to review potential impacts on equality target groups, including disabled people Carry out public consultations, including targeted engagement with specific users such as (amongst many others): Royal National Institute of Blind People, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Age Concern, Transport for All, and the National Autistic Society Ensure we comply with established guidance – such as the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges – which includes detailed requirements for disabled people The EqIA for Lambeth Bridge north and south will continue to be developed following the outcome of this public consultation, incorporating feedback received. Other options considered but not taken forward We considered a number of alternative designs before taking forward our current proposals. At Lambeth Bridge south, we considered retaining the roundabout, but this provided minimal benefits for cyclists. We also considered ‘hold the left’ turn facilities on Lambeth Road and Lambeth Bridge, which separate cyclists from other traffic with separate traffic signals. However this scenario would have caused significant traffic queueing due to the extra signal phase required and was difficult to accommodate due to the structure of the bridge. We also considered a number of designs at Lambeth Bridge north including a signalised junction and a ‘Dutch style’ roundabout with a physically separated cycle track around the edge of the roundabout. However, our modelling indicated that this would have had significant impact on journey times for other road users in the area, including thousands of bus passengers. Having considered a number of designs, we believe the current proposals would achieve the best balance for all road users. Related schemes Lambeth north interim scheme During March 2017, we delivered interim safety improvements at Lambeth Bridge northern roundabout. The changes were timed to bring improvements whilst we continued with plans to re-work the junction's layout for the long-term. Next steps Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2018. Although construction would cause some disruption, we would take steps to minimise this as far as possible. Building in late 2018 would allow us to coordinate with major planned maintenance work on Lambeth Bridge, and with work currently taking place at Westminster Bridge South.

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  • Circle Line North Quietway in Westminster

    Created by Colin Wing // 6 threads

    This is the route of the Circle Line North Quietway in Westminster. It bears some resemblance to the existing London Cycle Network Route marked '40' on the map; but it misses Paddington Station, as well as some difficult one-way sections between Paddington and Crawford Street.

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  • Have your say on the transformation of Oxford Street

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Westminster Council/TfL/London Assembly Overview: "Oxford Street is one of the best known shopping destinations in the world. Around half a million people visit or work in the street and surrounding area every day and thousands of people and families live close by. Oxford Street is already very busy and growth in London’s population and economy will bring even more people to the area. There are lots of issues. Pedestrian spaces can get crowded. We recognise there is a road safety problem and air quality in the area is poor. Significant congestion delays passengers using buses and taxis. Unless we take action now, these issues will worsen as London continues to grow, threatening the success of Oxford Street and the surrounding district. The introduction of the Elizabeth line in late 2018 provides a once in a generation opportunity to tackle these challenges and make the district into the world’s best outdoor shopping experience and an unrivalled place to live, work and visit. Transport for London (TfL), Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London are working closely together to transform Oxford Street and the surrounding streets. We want to create a better environment, address poor air quality, support its cultural heartland and thriving business district and deliver improved neighbourhoods. We want to know your thoughts before we make any decisions. We would like to hear from everyone who visits, works or lives in the area so please get involved in this important consultation." Cllr Robert Davis MBE DL, Westminster City Council, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business, Culture and Heritage Valerie Shawcross CBE, Deputy Mayor for Transport Mike Brown MVO, Commissioner, Transport for London

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  • Berkeley Square North Public Realm Improvement Scheme

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Westminster Cycling Campaign has received an email from Westminster City Council inviting us as a stakeholder to comment on the Berkeley Square North Public Realm Improvement Scheme proposals. We believe that this is a consultation for stakeholders and not the wider public. Nevertheless we are putting this online on Cyclescape and inviting people to give input to Westminster Cycling Campaign / London Cycling Campaign's response, because Grosvenor has been publicising its 20 Year Vision for the area (http://www.grosvenorlondon.com/getattachment/Contact/about/public-realm/Projects/berkeley-square/150710_BSQ-Consultation-Boards_LR.pdf), including an article in the Evening Standard (http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/inhospitable-berkeley-square-roads-to-be-reclaimed-for-cyclists-and-pedestrians-in-4m-scheme-a3508771.html), and because of this publicity we've received quite a lot of correspondence about Berkeley Square. I think it's important that we distinguish between comments on Grosvenor's 20 Year Vision (for which I note the PDF is dated July 2015) and comments on this much more detailed Berkeley Square North Public Realm Improvement Scheme (for which I note the drawings are dated March 2017 and we emailed on 3 April 2017).

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  • Westminster's Civil Enforcement of Engine Idling experimental traffic order

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Westminster City Council has made the The City Of Westminster (Restriction Of Engine Idling) (No. 1) Experimental Order 2017 “which will come into force on an experimental basis on 4 February 2017" for a maximum of six months. “2. The Order will prohibit engine idling by waiting vehicles, with certain exceptions, to facilitate civil enforcement of the contravention (through the issue of penalty charge notices under the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004) 3. The Order will apply to any area of carriageway in the City of Westminster designated as a parking place, loading bay, recharging point, taxi rank or terminal point, and to any length of street where waiting is restricted (shown by yellow lines).”

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  • Pre-submission consultation (Regulation 14) on Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Knightsbridge forum description: The Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum is inviting views on its proposals for a neighbourhood development plan and associated documents. This is a pre-submission consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and Regulation 14 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2015 (as amended). The consultation documents may be found at the link below on the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Forum’s website: Part One: Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan, 2017-2036 (4.7MB) Part Two: Knightsbridge Management Plan – proposed actions that are not planning policies (2.9MB) Part Three: Knightsbridge Evidence Base – comprising supporting evidence for Part One (15.7MB) Executive Summary (3.0MB) Hyde Park Barracks - Preliminary healthcheck note by Christopher Lockhart-Mummery QC (3.0MB) Further evidence and related information (see link below) Letter to consultees dated 8 December 2016 (0.6MB) http://www.knightsbridgeforum.org/planning/consultation/

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  • Quietway 19 - Cambridge Circus

    Created by Colin Wing // 4 threads

    There has never been a satisfactory cycle route from Soho into Covent Garden. The right turn from Old Compton Street into Charing Cross Road is prohibited. Moor Street lands cyclists at an inconvenient part of the junction. Using Greek Street and Shaftesbury Avenue means a difficult right turn into Charing Cross Road. In April 2015 Westminster's contractors are consulting the public about improvements to Cambridge Circus. The consultation period ends on 8th May 2015. Subject to approvals, it is planned to start the works on site in August 2015 and to be completed by February 2016. The scheme takes into account the need for Quietway 19 to pass through the junction between Soho and Covent Garden.

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  • Carton Vale proposed cycling and pedestrian improvements

    Created by David Arditti // 1 thread

    The consultation on this is now out: see http://brent-consult.objective.co.uk/portal/ens/carlton_vale_walking__cycling_improvements This is a scheme for which Brent Cyclists has been campaigning for some years. See also here for campaign context http://www.brentcyclists.org.uk/content/campaign-success-brent-plans-its-first-road-segregated-cycle-route While this scheme does not do all we would like here it is a major step forward for the borough, which has no effective cycle infrastructure to speak of and lags behind adjacent LAs in cycling. Hence we would like to see it go through.

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  • Parliament Square

    Created by Dominic Fee // 1 thread

    Mayor Sadiq Khan's proposal "to rid part of the square of traffic and create a public space worthy of a Unesco Heritage Site.”

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  • Oxford Street

    Created by Dominic Fee // 3 threads

    Mayor Sadiq Khan's proposal "that would see all motor vehicles removed from Oxford Street and the space given over to pedestrians and cyclists".

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