Traffic & City Management News

News and views on traffic and city management for the Marylebone Area

Paul is responsible for monitoring all aspects of Traffic & City Management at The Association. This includes matters related to roads, pedestrian areas, street furniture, public transport and the resulting environmental issues.

Westminster City Council Announces Initiative on Fly-Tipping

Westminster City Council Announces Initiative on Fly-Tipping

Westminster City Council has launched a city-wide blitz on fly-tipping. Alongside increased and targeted patrols by 75 City Inspectors, Westminster's website function called Report It and an action line, the council will also be turning to social media to encourage residents to report fly-tipping as it is happening.

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Baker Street Two Way Scheme Consultation Update - Response from Cllr Robert Davis

Baker Street Two Way Scheme Consultation Update - Response from Cllr Robert Davis

Following our discussions with Westminster City Council and the early stages of the public consultation, Cllr Robert Davis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for the Built Environment, has written the letter below. Note especially the paragraphs in bold:-

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Baker Street Underpass - Transformation begins early September

Baker Street Underpass - Transformation begins early September

Work to transform the underpass at the junction of Baker Street and Marylebone Road will begin on Monday 7 September causing the underpass to be closed for approximately 12 weeks. The new Wonderpass promises to provide "a pleasant, entertaining and vibrant experience for everyone who uses the facility" and should attract many more pedestrians to cross safely. The design can be seen at www.bakerstreetq.co.uk/wonderpass

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Marylebone Association: Baker Street Two Way Consultation Response

Marylebone Association: Baker Street Two Way Consultation Response

The Marylebone Association supports the principle of restoring gyratory systems to two-way working. With the current one-way operation Baker Street and, in particular, Gloucester Place contrast dramatically with the overall feel of Marylebone and are characterised by stop/start driving with fast acceleration from one set of traffic lights followed by heavy braking at the next. Junctions on Gloucester Place have long been the subject of complaints over pedestrian safety with a lack of pedestrian signals and motorists jumping lights. The two-way scheme offers the benefits of smoothing traffic flows; alleviating pollution; introducing much better pedestrian crossing provision and making overall improvements to the public realm.

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