Fitzrovia is to get a brand new segregated cycleway on Cleveland Street.
The new route will stretch nearly a quarter of a mile between Maple Street and Goodge Street, and will include a contraflow lane for cyclists running southbound as well as new zebra crossings for pedestrians.
Westminster Council originally held a consultation on a similar scheme back in 2016 known as Quietway 88, but residents are now being consulted on new proposals updated in 2021 to “meet up to date cycling standards”.
The route, which lies on the border between Westminster and Camden, is a joint partnership between both local authorities and is part of a plan to “promote journeys by public transport, foot and cycle, to improve air quality and for London to become a carbon neutral city.
Recent research showed that Westminster receives the most smell complaints per capita in the country, a problem partly due to poor air quality as a result of car fumes.
New traffic signals will be installed to improve connections for cyclists with adjoining roads, as well as with the nearby Cycleway 27, the main west to east cycle link.
The new widened cycleway will mean that existing single yellow lines on Cleveland will become double, meaning that vehicles will no longer be able to park or wait on the street at any time. There will also be “no loading” restrictions in place on the same road.
Residents can comment on the new proposals by filling out this questionnaire on the Fairer Westminster website up until March 3 2023.
Image: Westminster City Council.