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Cycling in Kensington and Chelsea

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New entrance courtyard at the V&A - plenty of space for cycle parking, but of course the design values are more important.

Quietway markings have appeared on Exhibition Road

Cycle stands and cycle lane.

Route signs for cyclists continuing from Holland Walk on the A402.

Cyclists Dismount sign at the top of Holland Walk, no dropped kerb or obvious way to continue.

Awkward place to put the cycle lane on Holland Park - and is that really meant to be wide enough for two-way cycling?

Southern end of the Holland Walk cycleway

Two-way cycleway on NCN route 4 past roadworks.

No pedestrians in the temporary cycle lane (NCN route 4)

The sign shows a contraflow cycle lane, but in fact it's a two-way lane (and NCN route 4).

Do Not Overtake Cyclists sign at roadworks - although cyclists can also use the shared-use footway.

Shared-use signs on NCN route 4 - perhaps it's a new Toucan crossing?

NCN route 4 passing beneath the Albert Bridge

Cycle routes right (NCN route 4 under the Albert Bridge) and left, to the bridge

Road works on NCN route 4

NCN route 4 on shared-use footway - and cycle parking on the pontoon for houseboat residents.

Right-turn lane on NCN route 4

It's not obvious, but the park bylaws on the rear of the sign indicate that cycling through to the King's Road is not allowed.

Bike-sharing station at the Chelsea Academy, but no ordinary bike parking visible.

It's really not very clear that NCN route 4 turns right here.

Shared Space that works, because there isn't through-traffic in this section

Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-traffic

Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-traffic

Shared Space doesn't work when there is through-traffic

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle parking by the Science Museum installed at last

Bicycles at the entrance to the Science Museum

Bicycles at the entrance to the Science Museum

Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science Museum

Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science Museum

Pedestrian route under the road from South Kensington tube station to the Science Museum

Whilst this cycle parking attached to a lamppost is fun and attractive, it indicates political failure to allocate proper space for cycle parking

London Cycle Hire point

Cycle parking

Shared space that doesn’t work, because there is through traffic

Cycle parking

Shared space that doesn’t work, because there is through traffic

Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through traffic

Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through traffic

Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through traffic

Shared space that actually works, because there isn't lots of through traffic

London Cycle Hire point at South Kensington tube station

Cycle parking in the Notting Hill area

London Cycle Hire point

Exit from the Natural History Museum - pleasant area

A small number of bikes decorated for Pride

London Cycle Hire point

oBike

London Cycle Hire point

London Cycle Hire point

Contraflow cycle route parallel to Kensington High St

Now a busy commuter route parallel to Kensington High St

pointless No Cyclng signs on what is now a busy commuter route parallel to Kensington High Street

pointless No Cyclng signs on what is now a busy commuter route parallel to Kensington High Street

Security gate at Kensington Palace - now a busy commuter route

Choke point by Kensington Palace on what is now a busy commuter route

Studio Walk, Kensington Gardens - now a busy commuter route

Link to the Holland Park cycle route

Kempsford Gardens on a quietway route

Kempsford Gardens on a quietway route

Old Brompton Road

Eardley Crescent

Holland Walk

from RBKC: The cycle stands at the junction of Cromwell Road/Queen’s Gate would have been installed by Transport for London as they are the highway authority where there are red no waiting lines and any request for additional cycle parki ... [more]

Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through route

Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through route

Shared Space at Exhibition Road is a complete failure - it is a through route

London Cycle Hire station on Exhibition Road, outside the Science Museum

Screenshot of a broadcaster's incident of being assaulted by a driver on the streets of Kensington near the Town Hall. https://www.facebook.com/The-Jeremy-Vine-1691455784407633/

Trellick Tower

Limited cycle parking for such a huge new Tesco.

Cycle contraflow, Earls' Court

Is there meant to be a cycle contraflow here? There's absolutely no signage to suggest it.

ASL, narrow feeder lane

Cycle lane

Cycle lane protecting parked cars

ASL and feeder lane

ASL

ASL and narrow feeder lane

Toucan crossing

Pedestrian / cycle subway

There are currently 5 bike stands here but it is a very busy location outside waitrose. This photo was taken at 9am and is full with 10 bikes. It is s very large open area of pavement that has more space available for more bike racks.

Shared space in Exhibition Road

Shared space in Exhibition Road

Crossing

Crossing in middle of shared-space area in Exhibition Road

Shared space in Exhibition Road

Shared space in Exhibition Road

New (but very short) cycle contraflow

New (but very short) cycle contraflow

They wouldn't need this extra sign if there was any normal cycle parking in the neighbourhood - bizarre omission from the new Exhibition Road layout.

The new layout on Exhibition Road - Barclays Bike stations, lots of car parking, but virtually nothing for normal bikes to lock on to.

Shared space scheme

Shared space scheme under construction, Exhibition Road: good quality construction

Shared space scheme

Shared space scheme under construction, Exhibition Road

Human-powered vehicle at the Science Museum (plastics gallery)

Bike-related exhibits at the Science Museum

Bike-related exhibits at the Science Museum

Bike-related exhibits at the Science Museum

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