Westminster Cycling Campaign News - February 2014
TfL proposes improvements at Chelsea Bridge
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Transport for London have proposed improvements for cyclists at the junction of Chelsea Bridge
with Grosvenor Road, on Cycle Superhighway 8.
There are currently three problems for cyclists at this junction:
- Cyclists turning right from Chelsea Bridge into Grosvenor Road, following the Cycle Superhighway,
have to move into Lane 2, leaving the mandatory cycle lane on the left. Depending on traffic conditions,
this can be a difficult manoeuvre.
- Cyclists proceeding straight ahead from Chelsea Bridge into Chelsea Bridge Road are at risk of collision
with left-turning vehicles.
- The westbound mandatory cycle lane on Grosvenor Road ends some way short of the junction with Chelsea Bridge.
The introduction of the Cycle Superhighway has not made turning right much easier than it was when this photo
was taken in 2010.
TfL are now proposing to:
- Provide a new ‘two-stage right turn’ facility for cyclists.
Right-turning cyclists would now wait in a marked waiting area on the left at the far side of the junction
until they received a green signal to continue across the junction.
This new safety feature would remove the need for right-turning cyclists to move across lanes of traffic,
allowing cyclists to turn right more safely from Chelsea Bridge into Grosvenor Road.
- Reduce the number of eastbound traffic lanes leaving the junction into Grosvenor Road from two to one.
This would release space for the cycle lanes each side to reach as far as the junction.
See the plans and have your say »