Westminster Cycling Campaign News - April 2017

Westminster Reveals Plans for Berkeley Square

During April, Westminster and the Grosvenor Estate consulted the public about remodelling the north end of Berkeley Square.

Photo of the square now
Photo: Grosvenor

Berkeley Square is not currently an attractive place to cycle, with several lanes of fast-moving traffic weaving across each other.

The proposals included:

In our response to the consultation, we agreed with Grosvenor that Berkeley Square is currently ‘an inhospitable pedestrian and cycling environment’; but we felt that the proposals introduced expensive materials while shying away from addressing some important issues.

We were unable to support the proposals for the following reasons:

We would have supported a scheme which: