CYCLISTS have called for a blanket 20mph limit on residential roads in the borough.
Hounslow Cycling wants the council to follow Islington's lead by lowering the maximum speed on all minor roads to improve safety for pedestrians and those on two wheels.
Islington this year became the first London borough to adopt a blanket 20mph limit on all roads, except for major routes not managed by the council.
Hounslow Council is already working towards creating 20mph zones outside all schools, having invested £250,000 in the measure earlier this year.
Its draft transport plan, which is up for consultation, states that once this is achieved larger 'area-wide' restrictions will be considered.
The document, setting out the council's travel plans for the next 20 years, goes on to say: "This may include moving towards 20mph as the default speed on all residential and some strategic roads where they run through town/neighbourhood centres."
Hounslow Cycling, the local branch of pressure group London Cycling Campaign, has thrown its weight behind this aim.
Brian Smith, the group's co-ordinator, said: "We want to see a 20mph zone across Hounslow, with the exception of its major arterial routes. It would significantly reduce the risk of accidents, improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians."
Hounslow Cycling worked with the council on its bid for a share of £50 million from the Mayor of London to make the borough a 'mini-Holland'. Mr Smith said a blanket 20mph limit was top of its wish-list should the application prove successful.
Councillor Ed Mayne, Hounslow's cabinet member for community safety and regulatory services, said: "Residential 20mph zones not only make streets safer, but help encourage people to use other forms of transport such as walking or cycling."
He added that the council would monitor the success of such zones around schools to see if other areas could benefit from similar controls, but said it lacked the resources to introduce a borough-wide 20mph limit.
* People have until August 12 to have their say about Hounslow's draft Transport Local Implementation Plan, which is available on the council website.