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So much new traffic-free space, and this is more or less all the new cycle parking for Somerset House - more is needed!

Modal filter on the new traffic-free section of the Strand

Cycle and pedestrian crossing from the new traffic-free section of the Strand - but it's usually too busy to cycle.

Despite the 20mph sign, cyclists have to turn left here - the route ahead is for westbound cyclists only.

The Parliament Square cycleway blocked by a bus in the middle of the junction

Lights on the Parliament Square cycleway

Route sign on the Parliament Square cycleway (to the right of the motor lanes)

Roadworks on CS8

Cyclesuperhighway 8 narrows here to pass inside a floating bus stop.

Temporary closure, I think, but cyclists can get through

Cyclesuperhighway 8 narrows here to pass inside a floating bus stop.

The off-road cycleway might as well be removed now the segregated on-road route has been created.

Bridge in the Grosvenor Waterside development - pedestrians only, and it doesn't really go anywhere.

Modal filter on access to the Grosvenor Waterside development

Modal filter on access to the Grosvenor Waterside development

The segregated cycleways along the Embankment (CS8 and NCN route 4) start here at this bike sharing station

Hard to see why motor traffic would need two lanes from 7pm to 7am, but not during the day.

Right-turn lane on Cyclesuperhighway 3

End of the Hyde Park cycleways

No Entry, but Please ride considerately? Clearly an Except Cycles plate is missing - but the design of this whole route is based on it being closed for major events and used for motor vehicles.

There are railings there? How would you know? Let alone chain a bike to them.

Two weeks out of date

Why does this have to be so complicated? Luckily one can just go straight ahead between the bollards.

Bus Stand markings still visible, and new bus stand outside the lane now used as a cycleway.

Former traffic lane now a two-way segregated cycleway

Bus Stop markings still visible, and new bus stop outside the lane now used as a cycleway.

Westminster borough street-sweeper's e-bike

Sharing scheme bikes and pedestrian cut-through

New pedestrian area

No No Entry sign, so cyclists should be able to cut through along Berners Mews

Mews cut-through towards the BT Tower

No Motor Vehicles on this link to Oxford Street

Cycle parking just off Oxford Street

Closed road to Oxford St with cycle parking

Cycle parking just off Oxford Street

Pedestrian alley to Oxford Street

New cycle parking on both sides of the road

New cycle parking on both sides of the road

New cycle parking on both sides of the road

Pedestrian alley (with cycle parking ahead)

Cycle parking on a pedestrian alley

New pedestrian area

Victoria Embankment CS3

Savoy Street links Strand and Victoria Embankment

Strand / Aldwych

This part of Strand at Aldwych has been pedestrianized with cycling permitted.

An upside down globe and stainless steel racks.

Vale, Dame Vivienne Westwood: designer, punk, cyclist. Her London office was close to mine so I’d see her all the time going by bike. I remember spotting her red hair from afar as she circled Berkeley Square, weaving around stationary t ... [more]

New arrows to steer motor traffic away from the cycle lane on Waterloo Bridge

[Image taken 21.10.22] Storey's Wine Bar/Westminster Arms (www.westminsterarms.co.uk/), 9 & 10 Storey Gate, Westminster, SW1P 3AT. Two laden e-cargo cycles. This image was posted to the Lambeth Cycles googlegroup: https://lambethcyclists.or ... [more]

Covent Garden Market - https://www.londonkensingtonguide.com/bike-shops-covent-garden/

There are plenty of folding bikes already on the Elizabeth Line - I'm not sure that people have realised that regular bikes can also be carried.

There are plenty of folding bikes already on the Elizabeth Line - I'm not sure that people have realised that regular bikes can also be carried.

Cycle parking and start/end of one-way system

Tyburn tree was 300 paces to the east from here, until 1759. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyburn

The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.

The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.

The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August 2021. It's STILL a building site in March 2022, with no through access for bikes at the west end.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August 2021. It's STILL a building site in March 2022, with no through access for bikes at the west end.

Supposedly open to Human-powered vehicles, but it doesn't really work for cycling.

Signs say 'Human-powered vehicles only' but the barriers make it very difficult to cycle.

Cycle parking on new traffic-free street across the canal from Paddington station

Shared-use bridge across the canal to Paddington station (with steps and ramps)

Bike-sharing station and bridge to Paddington station across the canal (ramp this end, steps and a lift at the other).

Rising bollards/modal filter - having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.

Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.

Cycle parking and bus stop near Paddington station

Room for more cycle parking near Paddington station

Cycle parking at the bus stops near the Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) station at Paddington

Modal filter on the ramp to/from the Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) station at Paddington - those aren't Sheffield stands to the left, they're just to keep the doors clear.

Passageway between the main line and Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) stations at Paddington - the No Cycles sign refers only to the temporary fencing but there's still a huge lack of cycle parking here.

A ‘live’ cycle parking indicator telling you exactly how many spaces are left. We’ve done this for years with car parks but I’ve not seen one for bikes before (although I expect it's not the first). [Particularly useful for peopl ... [more]

Lansdowne Passage leading to Berkeley Street - this was notorious as a perfect getaway for robbers and highwaymen. They put in place iron bars to stop them riding through. https://t.co/hBnQjspNaK See also www.londonremembers.com/sites ... [more]

Outside Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street.

The Marble Arch Mound.

Exhibition Road

Constitution Hill

Trafalgar Square and the tree is the annual gift from the people of Norway 🇳🇴.

Cycle stands in the Leicester Square pedestrian zone.

Bike parking and Santander cycles at the National Gallery - the stands in the distance are fenced off for building work.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site, with no through access for bikes at the west end.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site, with no through access for bikes at the west end.

Maybe they'll finally be able to provide a decent amount of cycle parking for Somerset House and the Courtauld Gallery once the west end of the Strand is open only to pedestrians and cycles?

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.

Information on the slow conversion of the west end of the Strand to be a pedestrian/cycle route.

The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.

Access for bus, taxis and bikes only from Aldwych to the Strand

Aldwych has been two-way for all traffic since August.

Aldwych has been two-way for all traffic since August.

It would be more useful to actually provide cycle parking rather than just putting up railings with No Cycle Parking stickers.

Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.

Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.

Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.

Start of segregated cycle lane on Westbourne Terrace

Feeing for the owner of this newish looking bike locked up on the corner of Berwick and Gt Marlborough St in Soho- the roadworks further along the road mean that large vehicles turn right and perhaps don’t check what they’re running ove ... [more]

Bus lane closure because of building work to the left - all the cyclists I saw just weaved through the bollards.

Road space reallocated from parking to socialising

Pop-up cycleway

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