Decision - Central London Cycle Grid: Cycle Quietway Edgware Road to Fitzrovia | Westminster City Council
Decision details

Decision - Central London Cycle Grid: Cycle Quietway Edgware Road to Fitzrovia

Decision details

Central London Cycle Grid: Cycle Quietway Edgware Road to Fitzrovia

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Highways

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Westminster City Council, in partnership with Transport for London and other local authorities, is supporting the delivery of a proposed Central London Cycle Grid. This Cycle Grid is being funded under the Mayor of London's Vision for Cycling, a 10-year plan delivering cycling improvements across London. The plan includes a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighway routes, providing connected ways for cycling across central London.

About this route

In Autumn 2015, we consulted on a project which aims to improve provision for cycling on streets along a proposed Quietway route between Edgware Road and Fitzrovia (to the boundary with the London Borough of Camden). It will benefit all people who want to cycle in the area, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads. Facilities for pedestrians will also be improved as part of the scheme. This consultation closed on 19 October 2015.

The section of this route consulted on within the City of Westminster is approximately 2km in length. The streets affected by these proposals are Harrowby Street, Seymour Place, Crawford Street, Paddington Street, Nottingham Place, Nottingham Street, Marylebone High Street, Devonshire Street, Great Portland Street and Carburton Street. The Quietway will provide a key cycle route for people to cycle parallel to Marylebone Road. Subject to further consultation, at a later date we intend to extend this Quietway towards Bayswater Road and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Decision:

1.       That the Cabinet Member for City Highways reaffirms the City Council’s support for the Quietway Edgware Road to Fitzrovia scheme, as part of the Central London Cycle Grid, and agrees to it being implemented.

2.       That approval is granted to undertake design and implementation of the proposed Quietway Edgware Road to Fitzrovia scheme, as part of the Central London Cycle Grid.

3.       That the Cabinet Member for City Highways gives delegated authority to the Executive Director for City Management and Communities to agree final scheme proposals and to enter into any necessary legal agreements with Transport for London, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for City Highways.

4.       That the Cabinet Member for City Highways gives delegated authority to the Executive Director for City Management and Communities to make any requisite traffic regulation orders associated with the scheme.

5.       That the Cabinet Member for City Highways approved capital expenditure in the sum £2,974,927 to complete the scheme.     

1.       The proposed scheme will contribute to the Council’s City for All objectives. It is intended that this scheme will:

 

·         Provide legible and safer routes for cycle traffic.

·         Improve the public realm and pedestrian facilities.

·         Improve health. This will be achieved in part by encouraging more everyday journeys to be made by active transportation. Improvements to pedestrian facilities are also proposed as part of the scheme.

·         Encourage more people to cycle. This will be achieved by implementing a scheme suitable for all people who want to cycle in the area, particularly those wishing to avoid some of the busier, highly trafficked main roads.

·         Reduce CO2 emissions. This will be achieved in part by encouraging modal shift from private motor vehicles to bicycles.

·         Reduce overcrowding on public transport. This will be achieved in part by encouraging more journeys to be made by bicycle.

 

Publication date: 05/04/2018

Date of decision: 05/04/2018

Effective from: 13/04/2018

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