Old Quebec Street
5 July 2021
If you’ve spotted some of the new Oxford Street greening, we’re pleased to say there’s more to come on Old Quebec Street, a key gateway to the Quarter. A new public realm scheme, a collaboration between The Portman Estate and Westminster City Council, will create a better and safer experience for pedestrians and cyclists along Old Quebec Street. With Marble Arch Mound opening at the end of July, Old Quebec Street will be one of the key routes into the Quarter for Mound visitors and the scheme has been designed to better connect the areas.
The majority of trees will be relocated to other areas in Westminster and low level planters added, improving lines of sight for cyclists, drivers and pedestrians. Bike parking facilities will be improved and an area to trial e-scooter parking will be introduced to create an active travel hub.
The scheme has also been designed to deter antisocial behaviour, with improved footways and new lighting features which will be introduced in the autumn, including beam spotlights to highlight features on the street’s church and theatrical shadows projected onto the pavement.
The work will include the Santander bikes being suspended for one week from 12 July (find alternative bike docking here) and the temporary work is expected to be completed by 28 July.