Bayswater: the vanishing cycle gap
A useful cycle gap in Bayswater has suddenly vanished.
Gaps in the closure of Cleveland Square at its junction with Leinster Gardens have been closed by a footway paving project.
How it is now:
The road was closed in 1986 to prevent kerb-crawling around the Cleveland Square area. A Traffic Management Order exempted cycles from the closure. To our knowledge, this order has not been revoked.
We have reminded Westminster that they have a policy to ‘consider, when undertaking all traffic management schemes and other road works, the particular needs of and the vulnerability of cyclists in order to provide a safe and direct route for them.’ The old arrangement did not do much for the appearance of the street; but it should be possible to implement a less obtrusive scheme to allow cyclists through the closure.