Consultation opens on advisory cycle lanes

Published: Monday 15 May 2023

People are being asked what they think about new advisory cycle lanes on Fulham Road and Kensington High Street. The consultation is open now until Monday 26 June.

The painted lanes would be marked out with a broken painted line and would measure 1.5m in width. The Highway Code advises that drivers should not drive or park in an advisory cycle lane marked by a broken white line unless it is unavoidable.

The proposals cover from Addison Road to Earl’s Court Road and Kensington Palace Gardens to Queen’s Gate in Kensington High Street. 

On Fulham Road, the proposals do not include the junction of Beaufort Street, Drayton Gardens and Fulham Road as the area is subject to a separate junction upgrade scheme later this summer.

Cllr Cem Kemahli, lead member for planning, place and environment, said:


“These proposals are to help cyclists get around as part of our commitment to a greener Kensington and Chelsea.


“We know there are many competing calls for limited road space and lots of opinions when it comes to how we use our historic roads. This is why we are giving people a chance to have their say on these proposals, which have been designed to minimise impact on traffic flow but also provide space for cyclists.”

To see the proposals in full and respond to the consultation visit:  

Advisory painted cycle lanes do not require a traffic management order and this consultation is not legally required but the Council wants to make sure people have the opportunity to have their say.

Another Council consultation on designated parking for rental e-bikes closes this Wednesday (17 May). The proposals for 164 designated spaces around the borough for new e-bike parking are designed to tackle rogue riders dumping e-bikes in the middle of the pavement. The Council already provides e-bike parking on footways and the new spaces, if agreed following consultation, would make the biggest capacity network in London based on size and population of the borough.