Cheyne Walk/Chelsea Embankment - proposals to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians

Closed 8 Mar 2013

Opened 4 Feb 2013

Results Updated 6 Nov 2013

We recently consulted on proposals to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians on Cheyne Walk / Chelsea Embankment between the junctions of Lots Road and Albert Bridge.

We received 31 responses to the consultation and after carefully considering all responses, we have made a decision.

The scheme will go ahead but without the advisory cycle lane elements at this time. The scheme will therefore consist of the upgrade of four central islands, a side road entry treatment at Blantyre Street, the upgrade of tactile paving at the zebra crossing closest to Blantyre Street, a dropped kerb on the westbound carriageway to enable cyclists to access the shared use pavement and the re-location of some signs. We expect these works to begin in early 2014.

The full consultation summary can be found here:

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Overview

Transport for London (TfL) have developed proposals to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians on Cheyne Walk / Chelsea Embankment between the junctions of Lots Road and Albert Bridge.

These proposals are the result of a number of studies which included safety, pedestrian accessibility and cycling. The junction of Cheyne Walk and Battersea Bridge were investigated as part of a separate scheme and is therefore excluded from these proposals.

These proposals are integrate with existing cycle facilities along this section of Cheyne Walk / Chelsea Embankment. The proposals will allow all cyclists to use this section of the TfL network, whether continuing to use the footway or making use of (but not limited to) cycle lanes on the road. 

The proposed signage will convey clearly to cyclists that they are able to use either the footway or carriageway. It is anticipated that the presence of cycle lane and logo road markings on the carriageway will assist in highlighting cyclists to other road users.

The proposals include;

  • Providing 1.5 to 2 metre wide advisory cycle lanes with cycle logos in both directions where feasible.
  • Improvements to the pavement at the junction with Blantyre Street in order to upgrade the tactile paving and realign the dropped kerb to improve the walking route for pedestrians.
  • Upgraded tactile pavement at the zebra crossing to the west of the junction with Blantyre Street.
  • Replacement of illuminated keep left bollards at five traffic islands with hoop frames and keep left signs.
  • Replacement of kerbs at two existing islands and relocation of existing central beacon onto the kerbed area.
  • Improvements to signage and lining on the carriageway.
  • Implement a dropped kerb facility to the west of Albert Bridge to aid cyclists accessing the shared footway. 

The diagrams below show the improvement and upgrade works.

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We expect these works to begin in early 2014.

Areas

  • Kensington & Chelsea

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators

Interests

  • Street Management