Safe Travel To And Through The Quarter
Getting to the Quarter
We are working with our partners at TfL, Westminster City Council and the Portman Estate to develop solutions for safe travel to the Quarter by bike, foot and public transport.
These are focused on: providing additional space for distancing at key transport hubs – including Baker Street station; adding cycling capacity and storage; adding space for pedestrians and encouraging off-peak and staggered travel to the area for office workers.
Transport for London have already released details of their Streetspace plans which will repurpose London’s streets to increase capacity for walking and cycling during the recovery phase of coronavirus which includes construction of a strategic cycling including temporary cycle lanes on the Euston Road and the possibility of temporary cycles routes on Park Lane. Find out more about the Streetspace plan.
Calling all Walkers, Runners and Cyclists – We know that many of you already cycle and walk to work and would like to ask for your help to support others to do the same. We are especially interested in recommended and interesting routes from London’s major transport hubs for example Kings Cross to Baker Street. You can find out more about how to get involved and an example of one of the BakerStreetQ team member’s route here
TFL Travel Guidance – for those who need to travel here
TFL Restarting London Plan – find out about TFL’s restart plan to help London re-open carefully, safely and sustainably here.
Chiltern Railways information – the main message is not travel by train unless they is no alternative. If you do need to travel, please follow the advice and guidance on this website
A Clean and Safe Environment
We will continue to ensure the high standards of the public spaces of the Quarter providing reassurance to those returning that it is well managed and safe. Our efforts have been refocused and stepped up for the recovery period. The duties of our Street Safety Team and Street Environment Manager continue to provide customer friendly assistance, reassurance and advice on the ground while also now encouraging distancing. Additional cleaning regimes will also be in place along with proactive management of key spaces. Trouble shooting and sharing of information with Council and Police has been stepped up along with resilience planning for any future lockdowns.