Westminster Cycling Campaign News - July 2014

Have your Say on Cycle Superhighway 5

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Transport for London are now consulting the public about three options for Cycle Superhighway 5 between Vauxhall Bridge and Belgrave Square.

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The three options are:

  1. Cyclists in both directions travel on Belgrave Road, Eccleston Street and Belgrave Place (Route 1). This would require a contraflow cycle lane for southbound cyclists on Eccleston Bridge, Eccleston Street and Belgrave Place.
  2. Option Two: northbound cyclists travel on Belgrave Road, Eccleston Street and Belgrave Place (Route 1). Southbound cyclists would travel on Lyall Street, Elizabeth Street and St George’s Drive (Route 2). There would be segregated tracks and new traffic signals to separate southbound cyclists from coaches in the vicinity of the Victoria and Bulleid Way coach stations.
  3. Option Three: as Option Two, but southbound cyclists turn right from Lyall Street into Ebury Street, then use Cundy Street, Ebury Square, Ebury Bridge, Sutherland Street and Lupus Street (Route 3)

All three options would connect with a two-way segregated cycle track along the NE side of Bessborough Gardens and across Vauxhall Bridge. This track would extend as far as Regency Street, offering a quiet route into the Victoria Street area.

For further information on the options - and how to respond - please see www.tfl.gov.uk/cs5.

Earlier plans to route the Cycle Superhighway along Vauxhall Bridge Road were abandoned after Westminster objected. The council believed that reallocating space to cyclists would divert motor traffic onto local roads in the area.

When complete, Cycle Superhighway 5 will run between New Cross and Belgrave Square, via Peckham, Camberwell, the Oval and Vauxhall. According to the Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling in London, "the remaining Barclays Superhighways will be complete by 2016."

Belgrave Road

Belgrave Road, pictured above, is part of the proposed route. Councillor Angela Hooper, a successful candidate in this year's Westminster City Council elections, supported protected space for cycling here when approached as part of the LCC's Space for Cycling campaign.