York Way Pop-up Cycle Lanes


York Way

March 2024 update

Changes are now complete between Copenhagen Street and Wharfdale Road including:

  • two new continuous pavements which highlight the priority of pedestrians (see example image)
  • one new zebra crossing
  • separated cycle tracks on both sides of York Way
  • one new cycle bus stop bypass (see example image)

Consultation update:

The Commonplace engagement survey, which has been available on this page during the trial scheme, is now closed. Following the consultation we have decided to implement the changes permanently. Construction is due to start on the 24th July between Agar Grove and Wharfdale Road. This image below shows what the final changes will look like. 

Visualisation of how the new cycle lane will look separated from the traffic with new trees and benches

Read the monitoring information on this scheme (PDF)


York Way is a busy cycle route with over 1300 people cycling each day with a poor road safety record for cycling with 15 cycling casualties recorded over the past 3 years.

Transport for London identified York Way as a high priority route for installing pop-up cycle lanes due to its useful north-south alignment. It leads cyclists to many other new and existing protected cycle routes helping people get into central London via Euston Road and Gray’s Inn Road.

York Way was highlighted by 13 people via our previous Commonplace(now closed but you can read the comments with a further 61 people supporting their suggestions for improved cycling conditions in this location. 

You can view the drawings of the changes  (PDF) and images of some of the features to be installed including kerb and wands, orcas and shared use bus borders via the letter sent to residents and stakeholders (PDF).

These changes are being made under an Experimental Traffic Order.

Further consultation on changes to junctions and bus stops

During December 2020 we consulted on additional changes proposed for York Way to ask for views on making improvements to the junctions for people walking and cycling, and to two of the bus stops along the route. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their views. We had over 130 responses and following the consultation, we have made the decision to proceed with the changes. You can read the decision reports relating to this, and our feedback to the consultation responses in the decision report  York Way consultation .

a couple of people riding bikes down a street

This engagement phase has finished

Some people making comments


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