Have your say on proposed changes to the road layout in the Earls Court Square area

Closed 3 Mar 2016

Opened 21 Jan 2016

Results Updated 1 Aug 2019

The cycle routes that used to be called Cycle Superhighways and Quietways are now known as Cycleways. These are routes that link communities, businesses and destinations across London in one cycle network. To find out more, please visit our website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/routes-and-maps/cycleways.

Results Updated 28 Mar 2017

We received 20 responses  and the  majority of respondents were either supportive or partially supportive of the proposals.

Please click here to read our Consultation Report (PDF)

After considering all responses, we intend to proceed with the proposals. However, we will be making some minor alterations to the plans outlined in the consultation for the Warwick Road/Earl’s Court Square/Kempsford Gardens junction in order to deliver better value for money. The changes are as follows:

  • We will maintain the existing width of the contra flow cycle lane on Kempsford Gardens at 1.2 metres. However the cycle track will be raised to the same height as the paving either side, so the effective width of the cycle track will be 1.5 metres.
  • We are no longer proposing a nearside cycle feeder lane in to the ASL on Earls Court Square, meaning that the previously proposed build-out is no longer required. The remaining width of the traffic lane will be four metres. This width should be sufficient to enable a cyclist to reach the ASL either side of a stationary vehicle.
  • The proposed kerb build out to relocate the previously removed cycle parking from Kempsford Gardens is also now removed from the design. This means the parking along Earls Court Square will remain as it is currently. 

We feel the changes strike a balance between ensuring a positive overall level of service for cyclists and ensuring the scheme provides the best possible value for money.

Next steps
Subject to the formal Traffic Order process, and agreement with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, we plan to start construction work in 2017. We will write to affected residents and businesses in advance of the works starting.


What are we proposing

These junctions are part of the Central London Grid - a set of connected routes for cyclists across central London comprising a network of Quietways and Cycle Superhighway routes.

As part of the Central London Grid, a route is proposed to run between Brompton Cemetery and Exhibition Road, along Bramham Gardens, Earls Court Square and Kempsford Gardens. We are therefore proposing changes to the junctions to make it safer and easier for cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to cross.

Junction 1 - Earls Court Road / Bramham Gardens / Earls Court Square

The proposed changes include:

  • Removal of existing island on Bramham Gardens and extension of footway to reduce pedestrian crossing distance
  • Widening of the pedestrian crossings on Bramham Gardens and Earls Court Square
  • Removal of existing island on Earls Court Square and provision of new smaller island with dedicated cycle stop line

Map of proposed changes to Bramham Gardens/Earls Court Square

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Junction 2 - Warwick Road / Earls Court Square / Kempsford Gardens

Warwick Road

  • New signalised junction to allow cyclists, pedestrians and vehicles to safely cross Warwick Road. The traffic signals will be co-ordinated with other signalised junctions in the area and the changes are not expected to have a significant impact on journeys times for road users through the area, although vehicles exiting Earls Court Square will have to wait for a green signal as opposed to waiting for a gap in traffic as at present
  • New signalised pedestrian crossing across Warwick Road on the southern arm of the junction. This new crossing will ensure that pedestrians can continue to cross Warwick Road safely and without significant delay
  • Existing signalised pedestrian crossing removed (replaced by crossing on the southern arm of the junction). The existing double red lines will be painted across the removed zig-zag markings at the crossing
  • Existing parking bay relocated 40m to the south-east on Warwick Road due to the new signalised junction. The existing restrictions would apply to the relocated parking bay.

Earls Court Square

  • Vehicles permitted to travel straight over Warwick Road, westbound from Earls Court Square to Kempsford Gardens. This movement is currently banned
  • Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Earls Court Square
  • Additional cycle stands provided to replace those removed from Kempsford Gardens
  • Footway re-aligned to maintain existing parking for motorcycles, car share and local residents

Kempsford Gardens

  • Existing contra-flow cycle lane widened for cyclists travelling eastbound on Kempsford Gardens
  • Dedicated signals installed to inform cyclists of when to safely proceed from Kempsford Gardens
  • Existing speed hump to remain to help control speed of vehicles travelling westbound on Kempsford Gardens

Proposed changes to Warwick Road / Earls Court square


Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Traffic impact of these proposals

TfL’s traffic network impact analysis shows that the completed scheme is predicted to have no significant impact on journey times for motorists and bus passengers travelling along Warwick Road.

Consultation on other sections of the Cycling Grid within the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea consulted on other sections of the cycling route. Please visit the following for more information:



  • Kensington & Chelsea


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders


  • Cycling
  • Roads