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183610Photo #183610There 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.Other:
Infrastructure
general
183609Photo #183609There 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.Other:
Infrastructure
general
183490Photo #183490Cycle parking and start/end of one-way systemCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
181391Photo #181391Tyburn tree was 300 paces to the east from here, until 1759.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tyburn
Destination:
Misc
destinations
180275Photo #180275Filter Star Street and Edgware Road junction to cycles turning left only. Already big interchange with Sussex Gardens for traffic turning left, and traffic on Star Street can easily instead go down Praed Street.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
180274Photo #180274Early release for cyclists going straight on would help at this junction, particularly due to the uphill start.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180273Photo #180273Traffic lights just to cross the cycleway seem excessive - give way markings would likely be sufficient.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180272Photo #180272Incredibly wide road (7 lanes at points!) with wide lanes for motor vehicles, which encourages speeding (kept in check with high police presence). Would be better with a cycle lane.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180268Photo #180268Remove junction between Poland Street and Oxford StreetTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
180267Photo #180267Filter out motor traffic from Duke Street and James / Gilbert Street crossings of Oxford StreetTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
180266Photo #180266Filter here to remove motor traffic, difficult to see round tight corner.Temporary closure:
Problem
closure
180265Photo #180265Contraflow cycleway on Blomfield Road to allow connection from Paddington to Little VeniceCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180264Photo #180264Modal filter to discourage through traffic down Maida AvenueTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
180263Photo #180263Remove painful humps on broadwalk, or at least replace with something that isn't cobbles! Currently encourages faster cycling to avoid the bumpiness.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180262Photo #180262Currently difficult to do a right turn from going eastbound on Oxford Street to southbound on Soho Street (via the cycle contraflow). Could be done by making median traffic islands slightly wider and adding road markings.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180261Photo #180261The new segregated cycle tracks on Park Lane are excellent. They should be made permanent and we should see more schemes like them in Westminster.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180260Photo #180260Hours of operation of loading bays are too wide, and block bus and cycle traffic during rush hour.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180259Photo #180259Hours of operation of loading bays are too wide, and block bus and cycle traffic during rush hour.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
180258Photo #180258Cars and trucks race down Harrow Road, making it dangerous and uncomfortable to cycle on despite being a critical route into Paddington Basin and to the residential areas to the north. This is not helped by the blocking of the carriageway by construction vehicles and materials.Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
179851Photo #179851The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.Cycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
179850Photo #179850The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
179849Photo #179849The bus/car parking lanes on Waterloo Bridge have been converted into wide and properly protected cycle lanes.General sign/notice:
Good practice
signs
179848Photo #179848The 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.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
179847Photo #179847The 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.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
179737Photo #179737Supposedly open to Human-powered vehicles, but it doesn't really work for cycling.Other:
Problem
general
179736Photo #179736Signs say 'Human-powered vehicles only' but the barriers make it very difficult to cycle.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
179735Photo #179735Cycle parking on new traffic-free street across the canal from Paddington stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
179734Photo #179734Shared-use bridge across the canal to Paddington station (with steps and ramps)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
179733Photo #179733Bike-sharing station and bridge to Paddington station across the canal (ramp this end, steps and a lift at the other).Bike share:
Infrastructure
bikeshare
179270Photo #179270Rising 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.Other:
Infrastructure
general
179269Photo #179269Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.Other:
Infrastructure
general
179268Photo #179268Cycle parking and bus stop near Paddington stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
179267Photo #179267Room for more cycle parking near Paddington stationCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
179266Photo #179266Cycle parking at the bus stops near the Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) station at PaddingtonCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
179265Photo #179265Modal 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.Other:
Infrastructure
general
179264Photo #179264Passageway 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.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
178798Photo #178798A ‘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 people who don't want to use the upper level of a two-tier rack]
Cycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
176869Photo #176869Lansdowne 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. t.co/hBnQjspNaK


See also www.londonremembers.com/sites/petty-selfridge-at-the-lansdowne-club - The wide passageway, now lined with shops and restaurants and known as Lansdowne Row, was once a narrow alley with high walls on either side, separating the grounds of Lansdowne House from those of Devonshire House. It was owned by Lord Lansdowne but open to the public. Once a year he had the doors at each end locked so as to prevent it becoming a legal right of way.
Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
176807Photo #176807Outside Selfridges on London’s Oxford Street.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
176806Photo #176806The Marble Arch Mound.Destination:
Problem
destinations
176803Photo #176803Exhibition RoadRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
176800Photo #176800Constitution HillCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
176799Photo #176799Trafalgar Square and the tree is the annual gift from the people of Norway 🇳🇴.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
176516Photo #176516Cycle stands in the Leicester Square pedestrian zone.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
176515Photo #176515Bike parking and Santander cycles at the National Gallery - the stands in the distance are fenced off for building work.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
176514Photo #176514The 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.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176513Photo #176513The 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.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
176512Photo #176512Maybe 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?Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
176511Photo #176511The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176510Photo #176510The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
176509Photo #176509Information on the slow conversion of the west end of the Strand to be a pedestrian/cycle route.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176508Photo #176508The west end of the Strand was closed to through motor traffic in August. It's still a building site.Roadworks:
Problem
roadworks
176507Photo #176507Access for bus, taxis and bikes only from Aldwych to the StrandGeneral sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
176506Photo #176506Aldwych has been two-way for all traffic since August.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
176505Photo #176505Aldwych has been two-way for all traffic since August.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
175847Photo #175847It would be more useful to actually provide cycle parking rather than just putting up railings with No Cycle Parking stickers.General sign/notice:
Problem
signs
175846Photo #175846Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
175845Photo #175845Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
175844Photo #175844Having been closed for a full ten years for Crossrail construction work, access on the southwestern side of Paddington station has been opened up again.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
175843Photo #175843Start of segregated cycle lane on Westbourne TerraceCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
175227Photo #175227Feeing 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 over. Imagine coming back to this? t.co/Qiu7lzsWHRCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
173432Photo #173432Bus lane closure because of building work to the left - all the cyclists I saw just weaved through the bollards.Temporary closure:
Event
closure
173297Photo #173297Road space reallocated from parking to socialisingRoad environment:
Good practice
road
173296Photo #173296Pop-up cyclewayDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
173295Photo #173295Access to new pop-up cyclewayDutch-style cycleway:
Good practice
dutchcycleways
173294Photo #173294Pop-up barrierObstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
173293Photo #173293Good to see public space used for socialising instead of drivingRoad environment:
Event
road
173292Photo #173292Modal filterObstruction:
Good practice
obstructions
172821Photo #172821Companies are starting to notice the value of cargo bikes.... (also saw a pedalme, but those are 2 a penny in London now :) t.co/ywDV466A7CBicycle:
Infrastructure
bicycles
171836Photo #171836Three sets of sheffield stands opposite Prince Charles Cinema/Leicester Square Theatre.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
171617Photo #171617Narrow gap for cyclists heading towards Regents ParkCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
171616Photo #171616Cycle route into Regents Park, LondonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
171615Photo #171615Cycle crossing towards Regent's Park, LondonCycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
168269Photo #168269Long, straight, wide road with plenty of room and non-permitted parking for cars. Lots of families and bike usersCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
167519Photo #167519Secure 2 tier cycle racks inside car park. Urban Parking 42 Shelton Street, London WC2H 9HJCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
167027Photo #167027Convertible space with tip-up seats in a Class 345 Crossrail (Elizabeth line) train - I didn't see any specific cycle markings outside.Other:
Infrastructure
general
166767Photo #166767Just three steps to get a bike down at Paddington station - but a total block for wheelchairs, of course.Obstruction:
Problem
obstructions
166766Photo #166766Paddington station taxi rank - dropped kerb needed for bikes, wheelchairs etcObstruction:
Problem
obstructions
165600Photo #165600@allpartycycling I would not totally hate going back to something that looks like this. t.co/N9pcbumJxs

See www.carnaby.co.uk/history/
Road environment:
Good practice
road
165564Photo #165564Leicester Square in 1964 t.co/CQWw47Uj11Road environment:
Problem
road
164781Photo #164781Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
164780Photo #164780Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
164779Photo #164779Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
164778Photo #164778Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersTrack:
Problem
track
164777Photo #164777Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
164775Photo #164775Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersTemporary closure:
Problem
closure
164774Photo #164774Close outer circuit for motor vehicle and dedicate for cyclists & runnersCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
164675Photo #164675Cycle hangarCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
164674Photo #164674London contractors seem to be quite good at this nowadays.Roadworks:
Event
roadworks
164648Photo #164648It's mid-lockdown, but there are lots of bikes at Paddington station (mine included).
There's a public tool stand as well.
Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
164647Photo #164647Modal filter on Quietway 2Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
164646Photo #164646Left turn on Quietway 2Route sign:
Infrastructure
routesigns
164645Photo #164645I'm pretty sure a northbound lane has been closed off here - it's a shame that contraflow cycling wasn't maintained.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
164644Photo #164644Cycle lane and contraflow on Quietway 2Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
164642Photo #164642West end of contraflow cycle lane on Quietway 2Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
164641Photo #164641Pothole on Quietway 2Pothole:
Problem
potholes
164640Photo #164640Is this a replacement for the stands in #164638 and #164639, removed perhaps to give pedestrians space for social distancing ? Not very impressive.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
164639Photo #164639Cycle stands to be removed - perhaps to give pedestrians space for social distancingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
164638Photo #164638Cycle stands to be removed - perhaps to give pedestrians space for social distancingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
164637Photo #164637Lane for taxis turning left into Paddington station - cyclists can continue ahead, but need to look out for taxis emerging.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road

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