In December 2013, Westminster published draft proposals for its portion of the Central London Grid of cycle routes.
The Grid is intended to be a network of direct, high-capacity, joined-up cycle routes across central London. Many of these will run in parallel with key Underground, rail and bus routes, and will be signed and branded accordingly. Two types of routes will form part of this Cycle Grid: 'Cycle Superhighways' and 'Quietways'. The aim will be for cyclists to feel safer and more confident that they can navigate its streets with ease.
Westway - Link from Westbourne Terrace Road - Westbourne Terrace - Victoria Gate - Hyde Park Corner - Buckingham Palace - Parliament Square - Victoria Embankment - City
Vauxhall Bridge - Belgrave Square
Portland Place - Outer Circle - Avenue Road - Swiss Cottage
Vauxhall Bridge - Vincent Square - Buckingham Palace - Green Park - Berkeley Square - Great Marlborough Street - Cleveland Street - Camden
Westminster Bridge - Horse Guards - St James's - New Bond Street - Wimpole Street - Devonshire Street - Park Square - Swiss Cottage
Jubilee Line alternative
>Westminster Bridge - Horse Guards - St James's - Hanover Square - Cavendish Square - Harley Street - Regent's Park - Ordnance Hill - Swiss Cottage
Circle Line (south)
Lower Sloane Street - Ebury Street - Petty France - Storey's Gate
Circle Line (north)
Notting Hill Gate - Porchester Gardens - Craven Hill - Paddington - Sussex Gardens - Norfolk Crescent - Crawford Street - Devonshire Street - Camden
Circle Line (north) alternative
Notting Hill Gate - Porchester Gardens - Craven Hill - Paddington - Star Street - Old Marylebone Road - Crawford Street - Devonshire Street - Camden
Park Lane - Grosvenor Square - Brook Street - Great Marlborough Street - Camden
Talbot Road - Gloucester Terrace - Westbourne Terrace and Talbot Road - Hereford Road - Porchester Gardens - Craven Hill - Sussex Gardens - Norfolk Crescent - George Street - Manchester Square - Queen Anne Street - Langham Street - Howland Street
Quietway 7 alternative
As Q7 to Norfolk Square - Connaught Street - Upper Berkeley Street - Manchester Square - Welbeck Street - New Cavendish Street - Howland Street
Grand Union Canal - Delamere Terrace - Blomfield Road - Frampton Street - Regent's Canal
Grand Union Alternative
Ilbert Street - Shirland Road - Sutherland Avenue - Circus Road - St John's Wood Terrace - St Edmund's Terrace
Marble Arch - Connaught Square - Norfolk Crescent - Old Marylebone Road - Cosway Street - Penfold Street - Hamilton Terrace - Camden
Lowndes Street - Albert Gate - Hyde Park - Curzon Street - Berkeley Square - Bruton Lane - Old Bond Street - Burlington Gardens - Brewer Street - Old Compton Street - Cambridge Circus - Shaftesbury Avenue or Shelton Street
Waterloo Bridge - Wellington Street - Bow Street - Endell Street
Quietway 88 (previously known as Bakerloo Line)
Vauxhall Bridge - Regency Street (or John Islip Street - Marsham Street) - Link from Lambeth Bridge - Great Smith Street - Horse Guards - Trafalgar Square - Wardour Street - Cleveland Street - Regent's Park
Jermyn Street - Panton Street - Orange Street - Tavistock Street - Drury Lane
Carlton Vale - Carlton Hill - Boundary Road - St John's Wood Park
Many of these routes follow the course of routes that formed part of the London Cycle Network - see below. About half are scheduled for completion by 2016.
The London Cycle Network
Before Boris Johnson became Mayor of London, the London Cycle Network was the main project for developing cycle routes in London.
Within Westminster, the London Cycle Network generally goes through the quieter streets and the Royal Parks, enabling you to avoid the busiest streets and junctions. Routes are usually indicated by signposts or markings on the road surface and are coloured blue on TfL's cycling maps.
Which routes run through Westminster?
(Thames Cycle Route): Chelsea Bridge – Pimlico – Tate Gallery – Lambeth Bridge (part of the National Cycle Network)
(Ambassador Route): Chelsea Bridge – Belgravia – Hyde Park - Marylebone – Lisson Grove – Kilburn