Welcome

Welcome to The Crown Estate’s dedicated consultation website showcasing its work improving Regent Street to deliver a greener, safer and more accessible West End.

The plans, which will be in place for an initial 18 month period, will deliver:

Wider pavements

creating approximately 5,000 square meters of additional space for pedestrians, to improve visitors’ experience, support social distancing and improve accessibility

Reduced traffic

reducing road space to a single vehicle lane in each direction

Improved provision for cyclists

including the introduction of cycle lanes and new cycle parking hubs and stands

Enhanced bus stops

introducing accessible boarding and space for waiting

Frequently Asked Questions

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We’re working hard to achieve a balance of needs on Regent Street, ensuring we create sufficient space for pedestrians, including to support safe social distancing, as well as improving options for other forms of sustainable transport, including cycling.

Our plans will introduce cycle lanes for the first time on Regent Street, as well as new cycle parking hubs and stands. They build on other recent initiatives within our Central London portfolio to support sustainable travel, such as the introduction of BIKE-DROP – a new pop-up concept, offering convenient, safe and secure bike parking.

Creating physical barriers to segregate cycle lanes is a challenge within the space available, but we are keen to continue working closely with customers, stakeholders, to invite feedback, and consider future plans – including for cyclists.

We are committed to creating accessible places, and as our plans come forward, we’ll continue engaging with charities such as AccessAble, to ensure this is a central part of our ongoing plans for Regent Street.

In designing the new street, we have considered a number of measures to help improve accessibility for visitors to Regent Street – including introducing tactile paving at crossing points for those with visual impairments and creating new seating areas to enable people to pause and rest. We’ve also made sure to maintain accessible public transport provisions, including with new bus stops that include accessible boarding and space for waiting.

We’re working closely with Westminster City Council, TfL, the GLA and other local stakeholders, to help drive improvements to our air quality across the West End.

Reducing congestion and vehicle movements is a vital part of that, and our plans to reduce traffic to a single lane in each direction on Regent Street are a step in the right direction.

These plans build on our work to host a number of car-free days on Regent Street, including our long running Summer Streets initiative, and our work to reduce delivery traffic, through initiatives like our freight consolidation scheme.

However, we know that any decisions on road use need to be considered in a holistic way, ensuring that they contribute to an overall reduction in vehicle movements, without pushing road users on to surrounding streets, or impacting access for people using public transport services like buses.

We are keen to working in collaboration with Westminster City Council, TfL, the local community and other key stakeholders, to explore the best solution for Regent Street in the longer term.

We want to create a greener, cleaner and more sustainable West End. To support this we will be introducing tree planting and greening on Regent Street, initially using temporary planters.

We are working closely with experts to carefully consider the types of plants and trees we introduce, to ensure we continuing improving biodiversity and enhance the experience for our visitors. We’re also introducing bug-hotels, creating habitats for vital insect life, complementing our ongoing work as part of Wild West End.

These plans are just one step in our ongoing investment in Regent Street, to continue evolving and improving Regent Street for everyone. We want learn from these designs and feedback from the local community in order to continue improving Regent Street in the future.

As our plans for Regent Street progress, we’re keen to invite thoughts and feedback, to ensure we’re delivering the best possible destination.

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As our plans for Regent Street progress, we’re keen to invite thoughts and feedback, to ensure we’re delivering the best possible destination.

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