City of London officials have announced that six “quiet one-way streets” are to become two-way for cyclists from Monday.
Local signs and road markings will be updated to reflect the new arrangements. Officials are warning pedestrians to ensure they look both ways when crossing the affected streets.
Jereme McKaskill, Cycling Officer, City of London Corporation said: “By allowing cyclists to take these streets legally, they will be able to make shorter journeys, avoid very busy streets and ultimately be safer.”
The areas affected are:
- West Smithfield (around the rotunda)
- Cloth Fair (linking with West Smithfield gives a bypass of Smithfield Market)
- Salisbury Court (creating a quiet route between Blackfriars Bridge and King’s Cross)
- Creechurch Lane
- Finsbury Circus (the western link to Moorgate)
- Fann Street (eastern half) will become two way for all vehicles.
Crutched Friars, Hart Street and Mark Lane (providing a quiet entry into the City from the east) will become available in the new year following the completion of some temporary street works currently in the area.