Wandsworth Council is consulting on proposed changes to Queenstown Road between Chelsea Bridge and Queen’s Circus. Plans for the new scheme are focused on improving air quality, safety and facilities for pedestrians and cyclists along this key stretch of road.
These proposals have now been refined based on the public feedback received in a previous consultation earlier this year.
The plans build upon the temporary scheme introduced in 2020 and include the following:
- Existing cycle lanes will be widened and extended to cover the whole length of the road in both directions, with the existing wands replaced by stepped-track kerb line
- bus stops will be redesigned with bus boarders to allow safe access for bus passengers crossing cycle lanes, and bus stop bypasses (with the cycle lanes diverting behind the bus stops) introduced at the stops closest to Chelsea Bridge
- protected right turns for cyclists into and out of Battersea Park through the introduction of traffic signals at the junction with Carriage Drive North
- refurbished footways and improved access at pedestrian crossings to make it easier for pedestrians and those using wheelchairs
- a new pedestrian crossing at the existing traffic signals by the Pestana Chelsea Bridge Hotel
- incorporating landscaping and improving drainage through the introduction of additional street trees and sustainable drainage systems
- resurfacing the carriageway
- decluttering through the removal of superfluous signage and other surplus street furniture.
Find out more about the new proposals and have your say on the Wandsworth Council consultation website