As you can see there are some CSH-related works going on in the centre of the road.
Then,just before the Millbank Cinema, (above) the pavement's been built out to accomodate a cycle hire docking station. This combined with the roadworks has provided a very dangerous pinch point. As is typical of TfL, they don't consider the effect roadworks have on anyone's safety, which is ironic given the Cycle Superhighways are supposed to be improving safety.
What's going on here? According to the implementation schedule:
- Modifications to some sections of central reservation to provide consistent lane widths for general traffic
- New road markings Improvements to pedestrian crossing outside Tate Britain to reduce crossing distance for users
- Some sections of pavement widened
Segregated lanes may cost more to put in than painting the existing highway, but if you look at the long-term cost per user, bearing in mind segregated lanes will attract more cyclists, and factor in the economic benefits (reduced congestion, reduced pollution, healthier workforce), segregated lanes work out cheaper.