Westminster unveils plans for Haymarket, Lower Regent Street and Waterloo Place

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Westminster has now published its proposals for Haymarket, Lower Regent Street and Waterloo Place. Although this is the second phase of the Piccadilly one-way project, these streets will generally remain one-way, but the carriageways will be narrowed and the footways widened.

The main proposals appear to be:

  • Removal of the central reservation in Haymarket, widening of footways and narrowing of the carriageway. See photos.
  • Introduction of a central reservation in Lower Regent Street, widening of footways and narrowing of the carriageway.
  • A 'new' Waterloo Place, returning it to a proper square.

Haymarket before the works


Haymarket before the works
Haymarket before and after the works

Although the general reduction in tarmac and apparent reduction in car parking are to be welcomed, there is the risk that details of the scheme could prove to be obstacles to cycling, as happened with the first phase of the Piccadilly one-way project. We will attempt to ensure that this does not happen.

According to Westminster's information leaflet, some minor works will take place in Pall Mall East in early summer 2013, with those in Lower Regent Street and Waterloo Place scheduled for late summer 2013 to spring 2014, followed by Haymarket. Completion is expected in 2015. But some footway widening seems to be taking place already in Lower Regent Street near Piccadilly Circus.

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