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Photo listing : dutch-style cycleways (problem)

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Another spot on CS8 where cyclists have no help at all. Very dangerous junction for all especially cyclists.

This area is a disaster waiting to happen. There is insufficient room for both cyclists and motorists. Buses routinely ignore cycle lines and routinely turn right from the left hand lane.

The pedestrian and cyclist signals never line up for westbound cyclists coming from Constitution hill to Hyde Park resulting in having to wait at three separate signals to get through the intersection. Re-time signals to allow for smoother ... [more]

Massive traffic back ups and tight lanes don't allow cyclists to pass stopped traffic. Route all northbound motorists through the tunnel and only allow buses and cyclists to proceed north to Strand.

The crossing signage on where you cross from Kensington Gardens to Hyde Park on W. Carriage Drive should state that cyclists have priority too! Taxi drivers and others use the current pedestrian priority only signage as an excuse to run at ... [more]

There is a cycle lane here, but it's narrow and unsegregated. More importantly, it's frequently interrupted by parking spaces, mainly for coaches but also for other vehicles. This means that cyclists often have to 'take the lane' on a 3-lan ... [more]

Proper cycle lane the full length of Victoria Street please. You spend your time sat at lights and stuck behind motor vehicles at the moment. No need on such a wide thoroughfare - there is space for proper cycle lanes.

Marylebone Flyover - 11 lines of traffic converging in darkness under the flyover - need special provision for cyclists. Terrifying every time I go across.

Portland Place northbound is not divided into lanes, and the width encourages cars to form two lanes of traffic. This makes life quite dangerous for cyclists. Often the cars form two lanes at red lights, but on the other side of the crossin ... [more]

Old Compton Street should be a pedestrian and cycle only zone. Its such an a lively, exciting place to hang out and the cars battling their way through the crowds is just ridiculous.

Cycling lanes should be physically separate not just from cars, but from pedestrians as well. On the West Carriage Drive cyclists and pedestrians are separated by a white line. This is not good enough. Pedestrians are constantly straying in ... [more]

Garrick Street has recently been re-done, but there's a problem. When you're coming from the south to the pedestrian crossing in front of Tesco's, the street narrows suddenly. Drivers, especially taxis, pay no attention to the cyclists who ... [more]

When 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 l ... [more]

Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.

Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.

Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.

Where Outer Circle meets Avenue Road, there really ought to be street lighting. At night that junction is completely dark, and cyclists feel completely invisible.

The area around Victoria Station. Forget going Dutch, just improve it up to the standards of Waterloo. After leaving St James Park, things are grim - and it can take 10 minutes. You encounter lots of aggressive mini-cabs and other commercia ... [more]

Parliament Square/Bridge Street/Westminster Bridge - very poor road surface and a nightmare jostling with cars who try to left hook you to go over to the left turn lane to the Embankment, when you want to go straight ahead over the bridge.

Any reason the park map being just there. People looking this up have to stand in middle of the cycle lane, which is as dangerous as annoying for cyclists and pedestrians

Please!!! We need more barclay's bike stations near Marylebone undeground station! Every day there are 3 its stations empty (no bikes) from 9 or 10am and no spaces to put bike in the evenings from 9 or 10pm here! - Thanks. -Tatiana

The south junction of Regent Street with Picadilly. This junction used to be much safer as the left hand lane was a bus lane. Any bus in that lane could not physically go straight on. Now the lane is a left turn only lane but buses in that ... [more]

This could be a highlight on my cycle route to work, instead it is a terrifying experience every day...

Junction of Cavendish Place/ Upper Regent Street/Mortimer Street - a very busy crossing which really is a 'take your life in your own hands' situation! The junction is a very busy one for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians with flows in all ... [more]

This supposed World Heritage Site is nothing more than a stinking traffic choked roundabout and is a national embarrassment.

Very 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 ... [more]

I've been past Marble Arch gyratory hundreds of times and it appears from my vantage point on a bus to be a death trap for cyclists, there must be proper lanes for cyclists.

The north end of Waterloo Bridge is dreadful, as the road narrows and buses not only stop on the nearside but some then have to pull out and change to the right hand lane. The very narrow bike channel between walls of buses and vans is extr ... [more]

Cycle Lanes through Green Park, along the Mall and under Admiralty Arch. Not much use when closed for three months for the Olympics, just when we are all being told to cycle to work. Are we really going to be holding up the speeding Olymp ... [more]

I am an enthusiastic cyclist but wouldn't dream of trying to navigate my way around the Aldwych on a bike: far too many drivers going too fast without knowing where they are meant to be, and switching lanes at the last minute. Must be a ni ... [more]

Parliament square and Whitehall needs a proper separate cycle lane. Unpleasant and dangerous at present. Traffic often very heavy and there is no space for cyclists. Often have to get off the road and wheel my bike along the pavement to ... [more]

Coming from Buckingham Palace Road and going round the gyratory to Birdcage Walk is difficult enough for cars, let alone cyclists. And then you get the added confusion as you have to merge again with traffic coming from the north. At the ... [more]

Going from Fleet Street to Kingsway presents a whole series of hazards and problems. A two way dedicate cycle lane around Aldwych could make a big difference.

A popular cycle route here is slowed down as cyclists have to dismount while passing under a block of flats. There is masses of room to have a dedicated cycle lane.

It's immensely disappointing that the new traffic system in the Strand between King's College and the mad Aldwich/Waterloo Bridge junction rode roughshod over the needs of cyclists. It's now even more hair-raising than ever to get into the ... [more]

If you are cycling from Victoria towards Hyde Park, you are mixed up with cars all the way up Grosvenor Place, many of whom are turning left into Knightsbridge. There is no protection at all for cyclists who want to continue into the park u ... [more]

This junction needs a cycle box. Very dangerous starting point of 3 lanes usually narrowing ti 2 in Portman Street due to bus stops and parked cars

Aldwych lanes do not cater for cyclists at all. The motor traffic is fast and aggressive with the need to move across many lanes of traffic

Parliament Square is a focus point for Londoners and yet is a nightmare for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists. The LCC and design (although needs improvement) shows how it can be a great space for Londoners and cyclists.

One way system around Lancaster gate is pretty dangerous on a bike.

Parliament Square is simply nuts. This has to be the single scariest place I have ever cycled around. There's clearly space to do something very creative and interesting and how lovely it might be to cycle round one of the most important p ... [more]

Parliament Square - for the reasons already submitted

So, so difficult to choose a single location in London but Parliament Sq as a whole would be a great place to start. Trafalgar Sq is far from perfect but greatly improved since it is no longer such a mad gyratory. Let's see something even b ... [more]

Oxford Street generally is a pretty awkward place for pedestrians, bikes and motor vehicles. I'm no town planner, but an ideal to aim for would be pedestrians and cycles down Oxford Street itself, segregated so as to avoid shoppers strollin ... [more]

The Embankment is a massive waste of space - why can't it be a place by the river that londoners can be proud of?

The Embankment is a massive waste of space - why can't it be a place by the river that londoners can be proud of?

Vauxhall 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 a ... [more]

the new cycle lanes make a marked improvment to cycling on the embankment since they have been there. However - the problem is that there are bus stops all along - and these great big juggernaughts ploughing into the cycle lanes forces the ... [more]

These traffic lights that are relatively new are fine. The cycle line approaching them seems to disappear and re-appear on either side of them. The result of this is, cars staying in their lanes (rightly so) squash cyclists into the kerb. W ... [more]

THe zebra crossing is scary for cyclists - motorists speed down New Cavendish Street so I always look behind me before stopping at the crossing for fear of a motorist crashing into me from behind. An island in the middle might assist pedest ... [more]

Very dangerous roundabout . You have to cross many lines of fast moving traffic to get around to your exit.

simple - let bikes go first when the lights turn green

Essential to campaign for cycling in Kensington Gardens. There is alas an anti-cycling lobby and Royal Parks are listening to them which is unreasonable - there are currently very few places where cycling is allowed in this huge central are ... [more]

The Strand/Aldwych one way system is very fast and dangerous for cyclists. There should be dedicated/separate cycle lanes.

Heading noth along Buckingham Palace Road alongside the Royal Mews. When attempting to turn right into Palace Street, the lights encourage cyclists to CROSS ONCOMING TRAFFIC - not only is this very dangerous, the oncoming traffic cannot be ... [more]

Trafalgar square is very scary and dangerous for cyclists. There is no route around it up into Westminster from the South and South West of London. Would it be possible to have a ramp between the Mall and Waterloo Place. Or a cycle route ... [more]

The North end of Waterloo Bridge has turned into a Bus/Truck/Taxi sandwich that bikes get caught up in. It is dangerous and frightening for new cyclists. Buses crossing the lanes are one culprit, but the whole thing is a mess and an acciden ... [more]

Paths of Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park. There are so many paths, to all directions, connecting South, West, East and North. Some of the paths are wider than parallel streets. It would be much appreciated by cyclist to work, but even more ... [more]

This junction approaching The Strand from Waterloo Bridge is fierce. The cycle lane at the junction forces you to go in between massess of double decker buses and mad taxi drivers. I'm surprised no one has been killed here. It's an accident ... [more]

Marylebone Road, both as a pedestrian and cyclist is really polluted and scary. Cars, lorries and buses drive real fast and aggresively, there is enough room to fit a separate cycle lane!

Make Parliament Square a landmark cycle - and pedestrian - friendly destination, as per LCC's design, where both tourists and Londoners can gather to really enjoy the heart of our city. Show the world that London is a forward-thinking city ... [more]

Make Trafalgar Sq cycle- and pedestrian only! Send the cars underground in a bypass.... have proper cycle lanes that help negotiate those traffic lights.

As a cyclist going from Hyde Park toward Victoria feels really dangerous. We can go through the Wellington Arch to avoid most of the roundabout, but then we reach Grosvenor Place were there is no traffic light to ease turning toward less bu ... [more]

The cycle lane is a joke, far too narrow considering the speed the cars are driving past you on this bridge.

No provision for cycling on the road along Horse guards road, despite the space available.

Insufficient space given to cyclists along most if not all of the embankment

Parliament Square - instead of being a beautiful and accessible (as well as historic) site opposite Parliament, it is a busy gyratory. Introducing reforms like those you and others advocated ahead of the mayoral election (cycle lanes, repla ... [more]

I am a fairly competent London cyclist but this is the scariest roundabout I have ever cycled around

The whole of the A5, from Marble Arch all the way north past the North Circular is wide, and could easily accomodate broad, separated cycle paths along its whole length. It would provide easy and quick access by bike from Stamore Country Pa ... [more]

Route south to waterloo - there's no cycle advanced stop box on Great Windmill Street, or cycle lanes (despite room for 4 wide car lanes on haymarket, and taxi parking / traffic islands down the street) the road surface is terrible. The str ... [more]

This is the Grand Prix, F1, Nascar, Boris-Race of London -- cars and buses cruising across the UNMARKED carriageway. Impossible to determine where one needs to go to make a right or left turn. Traffic moves so fast that switching non-existe ... [more]

Northern exit from Waterloo Bridge is a congested hot mess. There's room for a small cycle lane that could get cyclists to the advance line/box, but in the absence of one cyclists are forced to navigate through a massive number of cars, bus ... [more]

Going south onto Chelsea bridge the two lanes of traffic merge into one along with the cycle lane, it all get very squeezed

This is the point on the Aldwych where I very regularly discover that someone hasn't worked out which lane they should be in. The open multi-lane layout encourages them to speed. The fast-dawning disorientation causes them to swerve. Meanwh ... [more]

Although the crossing over Knightsbridge isn't that bad, the cycle lane going south-bound on William Street is a joke. Large delivery trucks (and frankly, wide cars for diplomats) park and squeeze pass here, making negotiating it for the ma ... [more]

Coming off the cycle path onto Delamere Terrace, there's no indication that it's a one-way road.

Please could the cycle route alongside the Albert Memorial be kept open in the winter evenings until 9pm or after the rush hour? Closing it in the winter forces cycles onto the busy Kensington Gore which can be pretty scary. thanks

Having exited Piccadilly onto Hyde Park corner, trying to get onto the refuge in order to cross under Wellington Arch is lethal. There are two lanes coming off the Hyde Park corner roundabout that filter down the Mall, and you have to get ... [more]

Having exited Piccadilly onto Hyde Park corner, trying to get onto the refuge in order to cross under Wellington Arch is lethal. There are two lanes coming off the Hyde Park corner roundabout that filter down the Mall, and you have to get ... [more]

Having exited Piccadilly onto Hyde Park corner, trying to get onto the refuge in order to cross under Wellington Arch is lethal. There are two lanes coming off the Hyde Park corner roundabout that filter down the Mall, and you have to get ... [more]

Having exited Piccadilly onto Hyde Park corner, trying to get onto the refuge in order to cross under Wellington Arch is lethal. There are two lanes coming off the Hyde Park corner roundabout that filter down the Mall, and you have to get ... [more]

Having exited Piccadilly onto Hyde Park corner, trying to get onto the refuge in order to cross under the arch is lethal. There are two lanes coming off the Hyde Park corner round about that filter down the Mall, and you have to get across ... [more]

The crossing of South Carriage drive is very dangerous if coming from Hyde Park Corner. Maybe it would make sense to reorganise so that there is a cycle crossing / lights that combines with the existing pedestrian crossing.

the whole route from Trafalgar Sq to the city should be made bike friendly... fastest way to get around but too narrow and too full of buses. needs a dedicated bike route

needs a cycle lane in winter when option of park not available.. lots of bikes, buses and cars exceeding 40mph - -also needs lower and enforced speed limit.

Maybe we could have a cycling land from Hyde park Corner to A4?

The path on this side of the road is labelled "no cycling", but it joins the Regents Canal cycle path and is the only traffic-free way to continue on the tow-path. It's plenty wide enough for mixed cycle-pedestrian use.

The whole area north of Oxford St is a demented maze of one-way streets. Try finding any kind of direct route through it in any direction. Very few of these streets are too narrow for two-way traffic. Why is there no system of review for ... [more]

Oxford St, in its present arrangement, does no one any favours - bus passengers, who crawl along it at less than walking pace, ditto taxi passengers, cyclists, for whom it's a foul fume-filled slalom between jostling vehicles, and pedestria ... [more]

All lights across Hyde Park Cornet are phased for motorists not cyclists, you have to wait at every crossing point or try to navigate around the road crossing several fast moving lanes of traffic. The subways are prohibited for cycles.

How do you make a shared pedestrian cycle path safer? NOT putting cobble humps and spreading loose gravel would be a good start! Gets closed when there is a function t the galley. We need 24 hour ( paths close at midnight) safe cycle ways

How do you make a shared pedestrian cycle path safer? NOT putting cobble humps and spreading loose gravel would be a good start! Gets closed when there is a function t the galley. We need 24 hour ( paths close at midnight) safe cycle ways

How do you make a shared pedestrian cycle path safer? NOT putting cobble humps and spreading loose gravel would be a good start! Gets closed when there is a function t the galley. We need 24 hour ( paths close at midnight) safe cycle ways

cycle route crossing that has had the box junction removed. traffic now queues across road on cycle green lights

North Carriage Drive cycle way is too often turned into a car and Lorry Par. (Winter Fair, Park Events... when they feel like it!) Need more cycle ways in Park away from traffic that do not close at Midnight

North Carriage Drive cycle way is too often turned into a car and Lorry Par. (Winter Fair, Park Events... when they feel like it!) Need more cycle ways in Park away from traffic that do not close at Midnight

The junction of Sixth Avenue and Banister Road is one-way (quite rightly to prevent cars rat-running through these residential streets). If a cycling contra-flow were added cyclists heading South-east would be able to get off Chamberlayne R ... [more]

The junction of Third Avenue and Harrow Road is one-way (quite rightly to prevent cars rat-running through these residential streets). If a cycling contra-flow were added cyclists heading north-west would be able to get off Harrow Road, avo ... [more]

Motor traffic rarely takes notice of the advance stop line (ASL) boxes (all over London) so move traffic lights to the beginning of ASL boxes instead of at the end to encourage cars to stop before - would be safer for cyclists.

A dedicated cycle lane on Park Road where traffic is very fast moving would be an improvement. A pedestrian and cycle crossing at Park Road/Rossmore Road would allow cyclists an alternative route West rather than via Gloucester Road route.

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