Strand / Aldwych Project

What's the proposal?

Public consultation is now open on Westminster's proposals for the Strand/Aldwych area.

The main proposals are to change the north side of Aldwych gyratory system into a four-lane, two-way road, and remove all motor traffic from its south side (Strand) except for a few local connections. See plan below.

Plan of Aldwych

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The plans we’ve seen show no formal cycle route through the south side of Aldwych, and no way for eastbound cyclists to enter at the west end and exit and the east end.

Why a scheme is needed

Photo of Aldwych

The Aldwych is typical of the gyratory systems of the 1960s that are now largely discredited and a hostile environment for cyclists: at some point you will probably have to cross at least two lanes of fast-moving traffic. Not to mention the noise, fumes etc. Not much fun for pedestrians either!

Find out more and have your say

You can find further information at, where there are also details of the public exhibition and how to respond to the consultation.

More detailed information can be found in the consultants' Design Summary

You can also contribute to the discussion on Cyclescape.

The consultation closes on Wednesday 13th March.