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Strand Aldwych scheme

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 15th August 2019.

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Photo of Caroline Russell Caroline Russell Green

Westminster Council’s proposed scheme for Aldwych and the Strand has been heavily criticised by cycle campaigners for failing to cater to increasing levels of cycling. What actions are you and Transport for London (TfL) taking to ensure that this major redevelopment of wide roads and major junctions includes suitable provision for cycling?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

Transport for London (TfL) has contributed to the development and evaluation of this project, which has recently completed public consultation. TfL supports the scheme’s objectives, and feels the project has the potential to provide significant Healthy Streets benefits in what should be a new, world-class public space that reflects The Strand’s status as a leading cultural, leisure and educational destination.

However, while some improvements have been made for people cycling, significantly better provision is required, in particular on Aldwych to improve the important link between Kingsway and Waterloo Bridge. This point was made in TfL’s response to Westminster’s consultation and TfL will continue to press Westminster to improve the design of this scheme for people cycling.