Plans for a new segregated cycle superhighway running through west London have been announced by London mayor Sadiq Khan.
Cycle Superhighway 9 will add nearly 6km of segregated track to the capital’s roads linking Kensington Olympia to Brentford.
City Hall says it will feature significant improvements for pedestrians with new traffic light crossings and changes to pedestrian crossings.
The plans, which are now going to public consultation, come after Transport for London (TfL) scrapped plans to cycle superhighway on the Westway Flyover .
Mr Khan said the superhighway will form a key part of his work to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle as he aims to make the capital’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.
“As the capital continues to grow, it is vital that we encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle to improve health, productivity and air quality” he said.
“This new cycle superhighway will bring a high-quality segregated cycle lane to west London for the very first time.
“It will make a real difference in encouraging Londoners of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and improve conditions for pedestrians across the area.”
He claimed the plans would reduce through-traffic on residential roads.
The proposal includes nearly 6km of segregated cycle tracks on major west London roads, including Hammersmith Road, King Street, Chiswick High Road, Brentford High Street and Kew Bridge Road, and the ability for cyclists to bypass Hammersmith Gyratory and Kew Bridge Junction.
Through-traffic will be removed from residential roads Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens in Chiswick, and there will be five new traffic light crossings and more than 20 upgraded pedestrian crossings.
The proposal was welcomed by both Hammersmith and Fulham and Hounslow Councils, while Will Normal, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “Cycle Superhighway 9 will be hugely important in helping cyclists in the west travel safely and inspire many more Londoners to take up cycling for the first time.
“It also includes significant improvements for pedestrians that will make walking around the local area more appealing and encourage even more people to add both walking and cycling to their daily routines.”
Consultation events will be held with Transport for London (TfL) and borough staff available to answer questions from the public
- September 26, 5pm to 9pm: Chiswick Town Hall, Heathfield Terrace, Chiswick W4 4JN.
- September 28 5pmt o 9pm: Spring Grove House, West Thames College, Isleworth TW7 4HS.
- October 1 11am to 4pm: Grove Neighbourhood Centre, Bradmore Park Road, Hammersmith W6 0DT.
- October 2 5pm to 9pm - The Pilot, Wellesley Road, Chiswick W4 4BZ.
- October 5 4pm to 8pm - St Mary’s Church Hall, Edith Road, West Kensington W14 9BA.
- October 6 11am to 3pm - Lyric Square, King Street, Hammersmith W6 0QL.
- October 7 11am to 3pm - Chiswick High Road (footway by the junction with Windmill Road), Chiswick, W4 2DR.
- October 11 5pm to 9pm - Cross Keys, Black Lion Street, Hammersmith W6 9BG.
- October 14 11am to 3pm - Watermans Art Centre, 40 High Street, Brentford.
- October 15 10am to 2pm - Brentford Market, Market Place, Brentford.
- October 22 11am to 3pm - Ravenscourt Park, Hammersmith.
Subject to the results of the consultation, TfL and partner boroughs aim to start building the cycle superhighway late next year.
The intention is to extend Cycle Superhighway 9 into Hounslow and to hold a consultation on this next year.
members of the public can take part in an online survey here .
Alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS (CS9).
Calls can also be made to 0343 222 1155.
Paper versions of plans can be requested with copies available in Braille, large text or another language using the above contact information.
The consultation closes on October 31.
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