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53277Photo #53277Zaha Hadid's extension to the Serpentine Gallery.Destination:
Good practice
destinations
32151Photo #32151Your map is showing two stands at the bottom of Arlington St but they don't actually existCycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
36136Photo #36136You're lucky to find ANYTHING around here with that you can chain a bike to that doesn't already have one chained to it. MUCH more cycle parking needed!Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
41578Photo #41578You need to turn across 2 lanes of busy traffic to get from the bike lane on Westminster Bridge and turn right into Parliament Street/Whitehall. The right turn is for bikes and buses only, so there's a level of thought about bikes that's gone on here, but getting to that right turn is an utter nightmare! You have to get right in front of the traffic - which tends to wind them up. This could be *so* much better with a decent bike lane to turn right.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
123749Photo #123749Yes!Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
103147Photo #103147www.spokesafe.comCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
137172Photo #137172Would like a bike hangar in the residential parking near Dickens estate

There is space near the school
Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
103512Photo #103512Would it be possible to apply for a lockable one?Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
70495Photo #70495Would be good to have similar provision as the next road down (Bravington Road)Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
80697Photo #80697Working in Soho there is very limited stands for private bikes and no secure stands for anyone that wants to commute to work.
A company called H2 has started but has very limited hours for someone that works in hospitality which a large number of business's in soho are
Commuters would be happy to pay for peace of mind
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Infrastructure
cycleparking
73006Photo #73006Wonderfully illiterate notice on a possibly abandoned bike (location inexact).General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
24377Photo #24377Wonderful sign spotted in Covent Garden.General sign/notice:
Infrastructure
signs
26529Photo #26529Woeful parking provision for bikes in Soho. More please.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
40764Photo #40764With the supposed pedestrianisation of Exhibition Road this has made it a confusing space for car drivers who seem not to know what is going on - to the detriment of cyclists. The lack of any provision for cyclists in the new road layout is a desperate shame. The introduction of the roundabout at the junction of prince consort road and exhibition road is very dangerous. Further to this no provision has been made for cyclists entering the park from the direction of exhibition road.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
24150Photo #24150With one side of Waterloo Bridge closed, there are no road signs to deter cars from trying to push past cyclists - unlike the good practice on Hills Road in Cambridge.Roadworks:
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roadworks
24149Photo #24149With one side of Waterloo Bridge closed, there are no road signs to deter cars from trying to push past cyclists - unlike the good practice on Hills Road in CambridgeRoadworks:
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roadworks
47971Photo #47971With luck a ramp could be put in here when Boris's Embankment cycle-expressway is constructed!Obstruction:
Infrastructure
obstructions
74112Photo #74112Widened pavement outside Parliament (though still no space for cycling)Road environment:
Good practice
road
16882Photo #16882Wide, on-road cycle lane, Hyde ParkCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
16885Photo #16885Wide, on-road cycle lane, Hyde ParkCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
41240Photo #41240Wide road, room for lane markings or segregation but nothing stillDutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
68073Photo #68073Why we need the cycle highway on Embankment (the new bit being built on the right). More people on bikes than in cars t.co/lgl54y4SZPCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
40771Photo #40771Why is Wardour Street a one-way rat-run for taxis? Stop the through traffic and make it a two-way cycle street.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
131174Photo #131174Why are cars/taxis even allowed on Oxford Street? They take too much space. Oxford Street needs to be traffic free, walking and cycling only!Temporary closure:
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closure
123339Photo #123339Why are bikes forced into a bottleneck here?Cycleway:
Problem
cycleways
40333Photo #40333Whitehall onto Trafalger square. Coming up Whitehall, all teh traffic condensys very quickly. A raised cycle lane on the left hand side would be of great assistance.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
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37290Photo #37290Whitehall on LCC's #theBigRideRoad environment:
Event
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43797Photo #43797Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
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43798Photo #43798Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
43799Photo #43799Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
43800Photo #43800Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
26320Photo #26320When's the queen gonna get on her bike?Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
26992Photo #26992When visiting the Goethe Institute, I often search in vain for a vacant safe parking spotCycle parking:
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cycleparking
43804Photo #43804When the northbound traffic from Arundel street gets a green light to turn left into Aldwych, the southbound Aldwych traffic gets green as well! Which means that cyclists wishing to cross over to the right-hand lane around the church (the lane closer to Bush House) will have to weave between these two (insanely fast-moving) streams of traffic!Dutch-style cycleway:
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102602Photo #102602What's the point of the cycle lane?Obstruction:
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obstructions
102603Photo #102603What's the point of the cycle lane?Obstruction:
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obstructions
40895Photo #40895What insane person thought up this madness? Exiting the park southbound onto William St. Firstly dealing with pedestrians who are unable to identify the segregated cycle path then negotiating the oncoming traffic on this very narrow one-way street where they actually allow parking. There has been a recent improvement with the traffic lights here but they need to remove the kerbs, which make it even harder for cyclistsDutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
40896Photo #40896What insane person thought up this madness? Exiting the park southbound onto William St. Firstly dealing with pedestrians who are unable to identify the segregated cycle path then negotiating the oncoming traffic on this very narrow one-way street where they actually allow parking. There has been a recent improvement with the traffic lights here but they need to remove the kerbs, which make it even harder for cyclistsDutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
40823Photo #40823Westminster Square - lethal from every direction. Changing lanes as you are heading south across the river is horrid. I do it every day and drivers are always cutting across me.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
140011Photo #140011Westminster seems to deliberatly not have anywhere to secure your bike on the pavement. only interested in wher to park th ebently it seems. also resitricts electric bike hire. clearly political.Track:
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150032Photo #150032Westminster borough is taking a different approach to Covid-19 to Camden - not pop-up cycle lanes, but taking roadspace outside Marks & Spencer to help social distancing by pedestrians.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
150026Photo #150026Westminster borough is taking a different approach to Covid-19 to Camden - not pop-up cycle lanes, but closing laybys to help social distancing by pedestrians.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
150028Photo #150028Westminster borough is taking a different approach to Covid-19 to Camden - not pop-up cycle lanes, but closing laybys and filling in bus stops to help social distancing by pedestrians.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road
102598Photo #102598West end of Bourchier Street (so called), SohoRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
39821Photo #39821Wellington Arch / Hyde Park Corner - Even though they are in the process of updating it.. something needs to be done to keep cyclists, coaches and tourists segregated and safe. During rush hour it is utter chaos.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
13076Photo #13076Well-used cycle track alongside Constitution Hill (Green Park)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
38665Photo #38665Well-used cycle parking hidden away from any actual roads.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
21303Photo #21303Well-marked cut-through from Paddington station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
107082Photo #107082We're still a long way short of the full million people on the Put It To The People march, but there's still clearly no way through for a cyclist.Other:
Event
general
150971Photo #150971We would like a Bikehanger as there aren't any available spaces nearby. Due to Covid-19, the number of bikes has increased and we need a place to safely store them.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
89117Photo #89117We need secure cycle storage on the road, as a resident on the top floor of Delaware it's simply not possible to carry the bike up and down the stairs.Cycle parking:
Problem
cycleparking
26262Photo #26262We need more cycle stands all along Oxford St. It's sometimes impossible to find anywhere safe to leave a bike. The stands are always located down side streets presumably because of crowds but there still aren't enough of them and they are often full.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
27864Photo #27864We need more cycle parking immediately around the Royal Albert Hall - there is some cycle parking, but every stand is taken every time I go to the RAH for the proms in the summerCycle parking:
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cycleparking
96604Photo #96604We need cycle parking near St James park - there is none in the vicinity and you are not allowed to use the railings.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
30302Photo #30302we need bike parking in Palace Court -ideally at top and bottom ends -- nearest bike parking at Queensway tube.. all flats so no inside parking; lots on street and bikes v vulnerable to vandals (new bike vandalised weekend before lastCycle parking:
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cycleparking
26986Photo #26986we need a lot of stands bikes in SohoCycle parking:
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cycleparking
95597Photo #95597We have a lot of staff that cycle to work, and at the moment our only storage option is the basement vault of our building which goes under the street. The only access point is extremely steep narrow metal stairs that are very dangerous, especially when carrying the weight of a bike. Our landlord Howard de Walden has prohibited securing bikes the street railings in the entire area. Would be great if we could turn a parking space on the street into a bike rack.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
126645Photo #126645We either need closures of the east and south sides of Parliament Square (with the other two sides becoming 2-way streets,and with Great George St also being closed) or, better still, a full closure of the square.Temporary closure:
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closure
39340Photo #39340We desperately need cycle locks in old Compton street areaCycle parking:
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cycleparking
115704Photo #115704Waterloo place cycle parkingCycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
38875Photo #38875Waterloo bridge as it should be, thronging with tens of thousands of people.Road environment:
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road
39840Photo #39840Waterloo bridge - horrible bottleneck of bus stops, motorists and busses crossing lanes. Yet a major crossing point for cyclists who often outnumber other types of traffic. Would suggest moving some of the bus stops round the corner, diverting non-bus motor traffic through the Aldwych tunnel and creating a dedicated cycle lane.Dutch-style cycleway:
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25419Photo #25419Wardour Street! Plenty of on street parking for cars, but very little for bikes. Lots of bikes locked up to basement railings, and the pavement is very narrow. So why not give some of the parking slots over to bike use?Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
26027Photo #26027Wardour Street and the surrounding area has some bike parking but needs a lot more, especially on wider streets as the narrow streets leave pedestrians at risk of walking into parked bikes.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
52172Photo #52172Wall of buses in Oxford Street. #transportplanning #fail t.co/rpK8Q3P6HQRoad environment:
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road
92234Photo #92234WalkwayTrack:
Infrastructure
track
11866Photo #11866Waiting to cross five lanes of traffic outside Buckingham PalaceOther:
Misc
general
102108Photo #102108Visiting the UK for a few days and would like a safe place to park my bike. Preferably near St James Park/Westminster area but not particularly picky about the location.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
64748Photo #64748Visited the Synagogue for an event. There doesn't seem to be any cycleparking near by at all.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
45207Photo #45207Victoria Embankment Gardens - including the cycle-themed planters at rear - were RHS prize finalists in 2012.Other:
Event
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42659Photo #42659Very wide road with ample room for Dutch-style infrastructure. Instead there is an intermittent very poor painted cycle lane that disappears whenever there is car parking or a junction (unbelievably, north of Horse Guards Avenue the painted lane is blocked by a hire bike docking station). In parts this road is 5 lanes wide with a central reservation and very wide pavements. In 2008 Boris Johnson said it was an 'utter disgrace' that there was no cycle lane on the Embankment...Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
154110Photo #154110Very poor apportionment of road space outside HarrodsRoad environment:
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road
26290Photo #26290Very little space for bikes around here.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
84951Photo #84951Very little provision within Soho - particularly publicly accessible space for those whose employers don't offer private secure parking. Westminster City Council seems to be relying on providers such as H2 to create 'public' spaces, but their monthly fee of at least £50 for membership isn't feasible for many workers. Great Chapel Street is currently dug up for Crossrail works - post-completion of these works there is an ideal opportunity to re-landscape and add large numbers of cycle stands/hangers.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
25386Photo #25386Very little parking down Carnaby streetCycle parking:
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25387Photo #25387Very little parking down Carnaby streetCycle parking:
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cycleparking
25787Photo #25787Very limited options on regent street - almost none on the main street.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
21301Photo #21301Very discreet sign for cycle cut-through from Paddington station.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
42180Photo #42180Very dangerous roundabout . You have to cross many lines of fast moving traffic to get around to your exit.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41497Photo #41497Very bad traffic congestion here without safe segregation of buses, lorries and cars from cyclists.Dutch-style cycleway:
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102613Photo #102613Velorution Electric shopBike shop:
Infrastructure
bikeshops
42238Photo #42238Vauxhall Bridge, heading Southward, the bike lane is very narrow and feels unsafe. A widening of the lane to a more 'normal' width seen elsewhere would create a much safer cycling environment. I have seen a couple of very near misses here as a result of minimal room.Dutch-style cycleway:
Problem
dutchcycleways
39941Photo #39941Vauxhall bridge needs a rethink. The northbound junction pushes you west into pimlico unless you can filter across these fast moving lanes, which requires cycling faster and with greater skill than the majority of the population can be expected to manage. There is clearly room for segregated provision here, at least over the junctions.Dutch-style cycleway:
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41564Photo #41564Utterly horrible cycling up here. No dedicated cycle lane from Grosvenor Place to Hyde Park, mad taxi drivers crossing irrespective of any road rules. I'm surprised there isn't a death every day.Dutch-style cycleway:
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dutchcycleways
85132Photo #85132Usually full up on weekdays, used by workers in nearby offices.Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
85131Photo #85131Usually full - used by workers at adjacent officeCycle parking:
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cycleparking
93147Photo #93147Useful cycle routeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
93148Photo #93148Useful cycle routeCycleway:
Good practice
cycleways
92235Photo #92235Useful cut-throughRoad environment:
Infrastructure
road
16886Photo #16886Unnecessary off-road cycle path, Hyde ParkCycleway:
Problem
cycleways
32649Photo #32649Two unicyclists give a highly entertaining show at Covent Garden. This is only a flavour of it, and of course you have to be there. We gave a good contribution at the end, so I don't think they'll mind us featuring this short clip.Road environment:
Event
road
25612Photo #25612Two stands. I have persistently asked Westminster to install at this location but they say too much effort and needs planning permission. At 27a medway street new bridge has volunteers and staff using bikes and there is a nearby Tesco. No cycle parking is nearby.Cycle parking:
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cycleparking
26486Photo #26486two standsCycle parking:
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cycleparking
24087Photo #24087Two one-way roads meet, each with a contraflow cycle lane so that cyclists can go both ways throughout.Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
83080Photo #83080Two new bike hangars in Maida Vale for Atholl, Braemar & Dundee House residents @jcrowls t.co/60pnElJ13kCycle parking:
Good practice
cycleparking
40140Photo #40140Two areas that would benefit from improved cycle safety are:
Elephant & Castle roundabout
Marble Arch
They're both fairly terrifying - and there are no alternative routes on side-streets
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dutchcycleways
40801Photo #40801Turning left into Gloucester Terrace you have to cross the path of buses pulling away from the bus stop just before the junction.
Moving the stop north of this junction would reduce the danger to cyclists.
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Problem
dutchcycleways
91007Photo #91007Tucked to the Chadwick Street side of the Channel 4 building - www.google.co.uk/maps/@51.4962065,-0.1329711,3a,75y,147.54h,90.21t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sxZQeZkzOiHzPz7nYOtOleg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656Cycle parking:
Infrastructure
cycleparking
102600Photo #102600Traffic-free (mostly) link to Shaftesbury Circus (& bike-sharing station)Cycleway:
Infrastructure
cycleways
29324Photo #29324Traffic in using the road in front of this famous hotel drives on the right.Road environment:
Infrastructure
road

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