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Needs a Toucan crossing here

The popular Kensington High Street cycle route has been replaced by...parked cars 👏🏽

High Street Kensington will become increasingly dangerous as large numbers of cyclists flood onto it from C9. A proper segregated bike lane will be needed or injuries will be almost certain.

Cycle path please.

Pedestrian & cycle crossing - timing needs to be changed to prioritise crossing the road. This is a 2-stage crossing and the wait is very long. The road is often empty due to lights at big junctions before and after this section and the lon ... [more]

Modal filter (walking/cycling only) to reduce through traffic

Modal filter (walking/cycling only) to reduce through traffic

Modal filter/closure here to reduce rat running

Need protected cycle way between The Broad Walk and the entrance to the Albert Memorial on the A315.

Widen

Make Albert Bridge a pedestrian bridge. There are no buses that use the bridge, and the vast amount of traffic is from pedestrians and dog walkers, who currently have to step out into the road to avoid each other.

There are no pedestrian lights here, and constant traffic. Pedestrians have to cross 4-5 lanes of traffic without the time to do so. Highly dangerous.

Often 3 lanes of westbound traffic merging into 1 lane. Cars everywhere and no cycling infrastructure. Road plenty wide enough to accommodate a cycle lane.

Need advanced stop line for bikes and reduction of car lanes to 2 from 3 to give more space for bikes and a cycle lane. Very busy junction with high cycle use and no cycling infrastructure.

This is a very busy road for cyclists but is very dangerous - all the way along the embankment from Chelsea bridge to cremorne road. It is a wide road often dual or 1.5 carriageway. Put in a curbed bi-directional cycle lane and you would tr ... [more]

Segregated cycle lanes required ASAP. This is an extremely dangerous section of road leading into central London

No proper cycling lines - a lot of traffic - very dangerous

There is no pedestrian crossing here, when traffic approaches from three different directions at high speeds. It is an exceedingly unpleasant and dangerous environment for vulnerable road users.

Holland Park Avenue is a dangerous and inhospitable place for vulnerable road users. It is essential to instal segregated cycle lanes and traffic calming measures to allow people to safely travel to work and school.

Allow cyclists in Holland Park. Holland park is a North-South feature where cycling is forbidden (but all sorts of cars and vans may drive in for different reasons). It blocks any route East-West that tries to avoid the dangerous roads that ... [more]

Allow cyclists in Holland Park. Holland park is a North-South feature where cycling is forbidden (but all sorts of cars and vans may drive in for different reasons). It blocks any route East-West that tries to avoid the dangerous roads that ... [more]

Allow cycles in the opposite direction to traffic in this short road. This is the only reasonable straight route to avoid High Street Kensington (which has no cycling facilities).

Allow cyclists to ride here. This is the only reasonable back "road" to avoid insane traffic in High Street Kensington (which has no cycling facilities).

Heavy speeding traffic causing many collisions.

Long bridge is a pinch point

Unsafe junction for cyclists and pedestrians. Constant heavy traffic along Ladbroke Grove and coming from Sainsbury's make crossing hazardous to both pedestrians and cyclists.

Permanent cycle lane to improve N/S links from transportiinfrastructure to Thames path etc

Lack of cycle infrastructure on Kensington High Street is almost criminal. No connection between C9 and CS3 going to be a death trap in the future.

Pop up Cycle Lanes willesden junction to PADDINGTON. Harrow Rd

Safer junction for people cycling. Critical issue with this junction as cars frequently squash you into the side of the road. There's a tiny cycle lane once you get onto Ladbroke Grove but drivers ignore it. Ladbroke Grove & Harrow Road

Dangerous crossing - Segregated cycle lane that actually works and is useful in both directions. It would be great if this could continue in both directions, along the Vale/Uxbridge Road and Holland Park Avenye

For residents of the surrounding blocks

Automated delivery robot being displayed at the Science Museum. These create an obstruction for footway users.

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

Cycle parking needed here.

New theatre opened and there are no cycle stands nearby.

Just at the junction, just within Redcliffe Square, on the wider part of the footpath before it narrows for car parking bays

Just at the junction, just within Redcliffe Square, on the wider part of the footpath before it narrows for car parking bays

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

Doesn't seem to be anything around here - usually end up locking to scaffolding around the corner

Cycle parking needed here.

Crossing Cheyne Walk at Battersea Bridge is treacherous for cyclists and pedestrians alike. Cycle lanes along embankment and leading into Kings Road needed for safe access to local schools & shops

I always find getting through King's Rd a challenging task. The route for a cyclist is too narrow. As this road is mostly jammed the cars tend to push the cyclists towards the pavement (not enough space to get through). This is the reason I ... [more]

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

enough cycle stands to secure 10 bicycles

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

Too great a risk of theft / damage not to have a shed. Flats have no space for cycle storage around the area

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]

The only parking is at the corner of Cromwell Rd and the stands are almost always full - especially in school term time. Location type is a mix of public, red route and school.

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

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

There are currently 5 stands but they are nearly always full. The space is big enough for at least another three stands which would help local residents and shoppers.

Retail high street/residential area with lots of cyclists, would be useful to have a secure parking shelter

Ideal location for a secure bike locker, filling a single car park bay

There is not enough space infront of the Town Hall and no parking by the Sports Centre.

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

Cycle parking at entrance of any park

ASL, narrow feeder lane

Cycle lane

Cycle lane protecting parked cars

ASL and feeder lane

ASL

ASL and narrow feeder lane

Cycle parking needed here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

covered and secure

Popular student area, nowhere for bikes!

cycle stands needed near every gate to Hyde Park

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.

Left turn only filter light into Earls Court road leaves non turning cyclists stranded in the middle of the road. Junction needs remodelling (with rest of KHS) to be more cycle friendly

Strangely obstructive arrangement with a cycle route just beyond

Not enough parking at Earl's Court

Upper Phillimore Gardens should have an W.-bound cycling contraflow to allow us to proceed to Holland Park from Holland Street

RBKC has been promising a cyclists' contraflow on Holland Street heading E. to Upper Phillimore Gardens. Let's have it installed as the natural extension to that already existing further E. in Holland Street.

The Crown Estate deliberately blocks York Passage with a half closed gate and large planters the W. end and in the middle, together with 'cyclists dismount' signs. This is an important entrance into Kensington Gardens and should have all t ... [more]

At least 50 racks outside Holland Park tube.

the whole of Kensington High street is a nightmare for cyclists, no room at all for them most times of the day, there's no convenient back route parallel to the street.terrible left filter at Earls Court Rd making it v dangerous to anyone o ... [more]

This junction would benefit from an ASL on the east bound section. In the morning, cyclists bunch up at the front of the queue when they inevitably hit the red lights.

Holland park roundabout is busy, aggressive and has a big bump in the road at the lights coming from the shepherds bush side.

I found in map my area Holland Av is a major problem for cyclists as mentioned in map, it's true I can not cycle on the road there is no space for cyclists, council should make space on the pavement for cyclists because too wide pavement wh ... [more]

Heavy traffic and no room for cyclists

Cyclists are encouraged to cycle through the park and then along Holland Street - but at the junction of Holland Street must turn left or right rather than carrying straight on towards Holland Park. It might be difficult to arrange safely ... [more]

If you're lucky and traffic is not heavy, it's great cycling from Nothing Hill Gate to Shepherds Bush roundabout on Holland Park Av. However, when traffic is dense, it is simply impossible to get through traffic on a bike. As someone ment ... [more]

Although the crossing over Knightsbridge isn't that bad, the cycle lane going south-bound on William Street is a joke. Large delivery trucks (and frankly, wide cars for diplomats) park and squeeze pass here, making negotiating it for the ma ... [more]

This junction is very difficult for cyclists. There isn't enough room coming south-bound from Chelsea Bridge Road to get to the front of traffic, and turning right from Chelsea Bridge is also a struggle.

The section of Holland Park Avenue between Shepherds bush roundabout and Portland road is dangerous (as already noted in the mark on Portland Road). There is an excellent contra-flow cycle route on Ladbroke Road though which avoids all the ... [more]

Dangerous exit from cycle route across Ken Gardens rightinto Ken High Street across busy traffic lanes. Vehicles often illegally parked ( no loading at any time) outside Hotel)

Exit from park turning right dangerous across contra flow motor traffic. Left turn then right into Palace gate has similar problems due to light filters

Despite a colleague being killed here 2 years ago nothing has been done re illegal parking by cars and lorries. No ASL enforcement Cars turning often turning across cyclists at several junctions along high street

After heading south on Hortensia Road, when trying to turn right onto King's Road it is pretty difficult unless you walk across the zebra crossing - there's just too much traffic. I often end up in the middle of the road.

How the hell do you legally get onto the cycle lane here if you're coming from the south?

The Kings Road Beaufort Street junction is orientated to favour traffic over pedestrians. It is a busy shopping and pedestrian area. The crossings for pedestrians have not been raised to encourage traffic to slow down and there is only a pu ... [more]

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