Great Ormond Street area - proposed pedestrian & cycling improvements

Closed 15 Jun 2012

Opened 18 May 2012

Results expected 25 Jul 2012


We are seeking your views on the Council’s proposal to implement improved crossing points for pedestrians on Queen Square and Great Ormond Street, and to improve the contraflow cycling facility on Lambs Conduit Street.

Queen Square and Great Ormond Street are home to the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and Great Ormond Street Hospital. Lambs Conduit Street is a popular shopping and eatery street, which is one-way northbound and closed to through traffic except bicycles. All these streets cater for a large amount of pedestrian traffic, many of whom are either patients or visitors to the hospitals. Lambs Conduit Street is also a popular north-south cycle route for those avoiding the busier Grays Inn Road and Southampton Row / Upper Woburn Place.

To improve facilities for pedestrians, we propose to raise the carriageway at key pedestrian crossing points. This will improve the walking corridors in this area, particularly for those with wheelchairs, pushchairs or other walking aids. The alterations will create level, step free crossing surfaces and informal priority for pedestrians, as well as reduce traffic speeds.

To improve facilities for cyclists, we propose to simplify the existing contraflow cycling facility on Lambs Conduit Street by removing the cycle entry “gate” and erecting “No Entry Except Cycles” signage.

For more information about the proposals please see the leaflet below.

What Happens Next

Thank you for taking the time to take part in the consultation, which closed in June 2012.  We will shortly provide an update on the progress of the next stages of the decision-making process.


  • Holborn and Covent Garden


  • Businesses
  • Councillors
  • Emergency services
  • Local groups and organisations
  • Residents
  • Statutory Groups


  • Transport and streets