Bond Street to undergo major make-over

London’s Bond Street is to get its first major make-over in 30 years and it's spending 20 million pounds to do it

by 17 October 2014

Not only will there be a change in the flow of traffic, but pedestrian space on London's iconic street, will be increased by 50%, creating a 'luxury' promenade.

Pavements will be widened and the carriageway on New Bond Street reduced from three lanes to two, letting pedestrians enjoy the new space created. A two-way traffic scheme will also be introduced on New Bond Street and Brook Street, improving access for cars and taxis and to the new Crossrail station at Hanover Square.

Other proposals include cycle parking, introducing more on-street parking for private cars, new lighting and signage, and the inclusion of public art installations. There will also be some re-landscaping of the public oasis, the area around the sculpture of the 'Churchill seat' between New and Old Bond Street to welcome more shoppers.

The improvement plans will be terminated in time for the opening of Crossrail in 2018.