Westminster Proposes Two Contraflows
Westminster has published a draft traffic management order for two cycle contraflows.
The proposed order has been prepared as part of the Piccadilly two-way project. This project's proposals for Haymarket and Lower Regent Street attracted a lot of criticism from cyclists on the grounds that they did little to assist cyclists. A number of measures were then agreed for neighbouring streets to provide alternative routes.
The two streets where contraflow cycling is proposed are:
- Panton Street, currently one-way from NE to SW. A contraflow cycle lane is proposed from Haymarket to Whitcomb Street.
- Jermyn Street, currently one-way from SW to NE between Lower Regent Street and Haymarket. A contraflow cycle lane is proposed from NE to SW.
The affected streets are shown in blue.
Consultation on these proposals continues till 8th November.
We are expecting Westminster to publish further orders to cover other measures agreed as part of this scheme, namely:
- Allowing cyclists to use the bus lane from Shaftesbury Avenue to Piccadilly
- Two-way cycling in Whitcomb Street
And there are plenty more one-way streets that could be made two-way for cycling!