Taken from The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Website - click here for full article
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, along with project partners Westminster City Council and TfL, today launched the start of streetscape work to transform Exhibition Road in time for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
With London visitor numbers set to soar in 2012, millions will visit Exhibition Road to take advantage of the free cultural activities at institutions including the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum and V&A. The Exhibition Road project will reduce traffic congestion and provide visitors and residents with more pedestrian space and better access to enjoy the museums.
Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, said: "Every year millions of Londoners and visitors to this great city are drawn to the cornucopia of culture offered on Exhibition Road. The work that begins today will make this incredible part of the capital a space that truly emphasises the world class institutions based there."