Two-Way Cycling in One-Way Streets 2022

Closes 27 Jul 2022

Opened 15 Jun 2022

Overview

Enabling more cycling is one of the Council’s borough transport objectives. Making cycle trips safer and more convenient is one way to improve our air quality, reduce traffic congestion, and work towards our goal for the borough to be carbon neutral by 2040.

Two-way cycling means that cyclists can use a one-way street - or a section of a street - in both directions whilst other vehicles remain able to use the street in only one direction.  Provision of two-way cycling can open up more direct routes for cyclists, and sometimes a quieter alternative to busier roads. We have many successful examples of such schemes across the borough.

We are consulting on providing two-way cycle access in Gilston Road, Holland Street, Powis Terrace, Queen's Gate Gardens and Victoria Grove.  Please read the following information carefully before filling in our consultation survey no later than 27 July 2022.

Gilston Road

The proposals involve introducing two-way cycling in the section of Gilston Road between Priory Walk and Fulham Road.   Two-way cycling would be indicated by road markings - including cycle symbols and a short section of advisory cycle lane at the junction with Fulham Road - and signs (one two-way cycling sign, and the addition of ‘Except cycles’ plates below the existing ‘One-way’ signs).  At the junction with Fulham Road, the pavement build-out would be cut back to facilitate two-way cycling and a short section of advisory cycle lane.  It is also proposed to convert five metres of single yellow line on the approach to the footway build out to double yellow lines to provide passing space close to the junction. On the existing section of two-way cycling on Gilston Road (between The Boltons and Priory Walk), the current mandatory left turn arrows for cyclists would be removed as they would no longer be necessary.  Drawings of the proposals for Gilston Road are supplied below.

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Holland Street

The proposals involve introducing two-way cycling in the section of Holland Street between Campden Hill Road and Hornton Street.  They complement the existing two-way cycling scheme on the section of Holland Street between Hornton Street and Kensington Church Street. Two-way cycling would be indicated by road markings - including cycle symbols and short sections of advisory cycle lane at the junctions with Campden Hill Road and Hornton Street - and signage (one two-way cycling sign, and the addition of two ‘Except cycles’ plates below the existing ‘No Entry’ signs).  Two splitter islands would be introduced at the junctions with Campden Hill Road and Hornton Street to provide temporary protection for cyclists from other vehicles at junctions as they exit and enter the new two-way cycling street.

At the junction with Campden Hill Road the footway build-out would be re-aligned to facilitate two-way cycling and the short section of advisory cycle lane, as well as including a footway buildout and creation of a right turn pocket for eastbound traffic. A drawing of the proposals for this section of Holland Street is supplied below.

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Powis Terrace

The proposals involve introducing two-way cycling along the full length of Powis Terrace.  Two-way cycling would be indicated by road markings - including cycle symbols and a short section of advisory cycle lane at the junction with Westbourne Park Road - and signage at each junction (one two-way cycling sign, and the addition of two ‘Except cycles’ plates below the existing ‘No Entry’ signs).  Two splitter islands would be introduced at the junctions with Westbourne Park Road and Talbot Road to provide temporary protection for cyclists from other vehicles at junctions as they enter and exit the new two-way cycling street. To facilitate the splitter island at the northern end, the informal crossing points (dropped kerbs) would be realigned to just south of the splitter island.  A drawing of the proposals for Powis Terrace is supplied below.

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Queen's Gate Gardens

The proposals involve introducing two-way cycling in the three sections of Queen’s Gate Gardens surrounding the garden square.  Two-way cycling would be indicated by road markings - including cycle symbols and advisory cycle lanes - and signage at each junction (two-way cycling signs, and the addition of ‘Except cycles’ plates below existing ‘No Entry’ signs). Splitter islands (to provide temporary protection for cyclists from other vehicles at junctions as they enter the new two-way sections) would be introduced on:

  •  the northern arm at the junction with Gloucester Road
  •  the eastern arm at the junction with Queen’s Gate Place
  •  the southern arm at the junction with the eastern arm.

To facilitate the splitter island and to help provide space for cyclists to navigate past parked vehicles at the eastern end of the southern arm, it is proposed to convert 3 metres of residents’ parking to Single Yellow Line.

Footway build-outs are proposed:

  • At the northern end of the eastern arm at the junction with Queen’s Gate Place
  • At the eastern end of the southern arm.

 A drawing of the proposals for Queen’s Gate Gardens is supplied below.

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Victoria Grove

The proposals involve introducing two-way cycling in the one-way section of Victoria Grove (between the junction with Launceston Place, and Albert Mews).  Two-way cycling would be indicated by road markings - including cycle symbols and a short section of advisory cycle lane at the junction with Launceston Place - and signage at each junction (one two-way cycling sign, and the addition of an ‘Except cycles’ plate below the existing ‘No Entry’ sign).  It is also proposed to remove a section of the existing buildout at the junction with Launceston Place to accommodate entry to the cycle contraflow. A small island would be retained to separate eastbound cyclists from all other traffic and more importantly prevent vehicles breaching the No Entry into the west arm.  A drawing of the proposals for Victoria Grove is supplied below.

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If you have any queries, require a paper copy of the background information or require assistance in other languages, please contact the Sustainable Travel team using the contact details in the 'Contact' section of this page.

Why your views matter

We're interested in your views on our proposals.  Your comments will help us decide whether to implement the schemes as planned, make changes to the proposals, or withdraw the scheme altogether.

What happens next?

A full report of the results of the consultation will be presented to the Director for Transport and Regulatory Services and Lead Member for Planning, Place and Environment, who will then make a decision on whether the proposed changes should be implemented. 

 

Give us your views

Areas

  • Campden
  • Colville
  • Queen's Gate
  • Redcliffe

Interests

  • Climate Change
  • Environment
  • Highways
  • Transport
  • Consultations