Earlham Street runs one way westbound between Seven Dials and Shaftesbury Avenue.
In 2014, Earlham Street was closed to motor vehicles at the junction with Shaftesbury Avenue.
The stated objective include the following:
- create a safer and more attractive connection for pedestrians and cyclists to neighbouring areas, especially Soho and St Giles
The proposed changes include the following:
- between Shaftesbury Avenue and Tower Street, the entire road width at footway level with dropped kerbs to allow a cycle connection to Shaftesbury. They don’t say whether the existing bollards will remain in place.
- between Tower Street and Seven Dials, narrow the road from 6.5 to 3m, move parking to other side of Seven Dials, widen footways.
- market stalls on south side of street with loading before and after trading times