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Hounslow's Streetspace

Hounslow's Streetspace projects

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Through the Streetspace programme a number of significant changes will be made to our network over the coming weeks and months.

Below is more detail about works which have been announced to date under Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the programme - the majority of which are based on feedback we have had from residents through our online engagement.

These projects are being progressed as trials under temporary or experimental traffic orders as appropriate. This means that consultation is undertaken simultaneously with implementation and all feedback received used to inform whether the trial should be made (in full or in part) permanent or not.  To provide feedback on any Streetspace schemes please complete our consultation feedback form.  For more details about how we are determining which trial schemes are being progressed and how we will assess whether or not to make them permanent in the future, please visit our Streetspace governance page. 

1. Hounslow West Parking Restrictions. 

Provide wider pavements to enable people to observe social distancing guidelines at this busy local retail parade by suspending parking in Hounslow West. 

  • Expected implementation date: Completed
  • Interim review: Autumn
  • First formal review: Early 2021

 

2. Hounslow Town Centre (Nos 45-83 High Street) widening.  

The southern footway of High Street Hounslow (between Nos 45 and 83, which lie between the junctions with Kingsley Road and School Road) is relatively narrow, accommodates street trading and has a very busy bus stop.  This makes it difficult for people to observe social distancing in this space.  To reduce crowding and create more space, we have an interim solution for quick implementation, and a slightly longer-term solution that will likely follow later in the summer.  From mid-June, the westbound bus stop is to be suspended, and barriers will be placed in the road in the bus stop clearway to provide more footway space. The footway adjacent to the next bus stop to the west (near Fair Street) is to be widened by removing a section of wall to the temporary car park to allow pedestrians to stand in this space as they wait for a bus.   Some parking in the car park will be suspended to accommodate this.  For the longer-term solution, the central reservation will be cut back.  This will create more space to allow the southern footway to be widened so we can safely reopen the bus stop again.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review: Autumn
  • First formal review: Early 2021

 

3. Bus Lane Hour Extensions

Ensuring there is more space for those people, including keyworkers, who are using the borough’s main roads on bicycles to access jobs and services by amending bus lane hours across the borough.  Extending to 24/7 where possible, and at a minimum to cover the busiest times Monday-Sunday, on a trial basis. This will also assist in providing additional space for those looking to get exercise through cycling. (Note: Provision for loading to local premises will be retained.)

  • Expected implementation date:Completed
  • Interim review:Autumn
  • First formal review: Early 2021

 

4. Recommencing/accelerating approved Sustainable Transport Schemes. 

Works have recommenced on a number of paused improvement schemes to provide more space for pedestrians and cyclists.

These include:

Boston Manor Road Cycle Improvements,

Twickenham to Brentford Cycleway works in Isleworth

Feltham High Street Improvements (including a temporary widening on footway Hounslow Road bridge footway to facilitate improved social distancing when the road reopens two ways)

Implementation of segregated cycle facilities on Bath Road, (Vicarage Farm Road to A4) 

Widening footways on Victoria Road, Feltham. 

Improving pedestrian facilities on and in the vicinity of Windmill Road, Brentford to start in summer 2020.

  • Expected implementation date:Ongoing
  • Interim review:N/A (permanent schemes)
  • First formal review: N/A (permanent schemes)

 

5. School Streets 

Under the Streetspace programme we are stepping up work on introducing ‘School Streets’: timed resident-only access and/or parking restrictions to reduce traffic and parking outside school gates at school arrival times.   For more information visit our School Streets pages.

 

Full School Street schemes:

This starts with the implementation of schemes which have already been consulted on and approved at the following locations:

- Sparrow Farm Infants,

- Marlborough Primary,

- Smallberry Green Primary

- The Green School

- Extension of existing scheme at Nishkam to cover Leigham Drive.

  • Expected implementation date: Summer 2020
  • Interim review:  N/A
  • Final review Summer term 2021.

 

The Council is bringing forward proposals for the following schools:

- Springwell Primary/ Berkeley Academy and Edison

- Hounslow Town

- Orchard Primary

- Lionel Primary

- Isleworth Town Primary

  • Expected implementation date: Autumn 2020
  • Interim review:  N/A
  • Final review Summer term 2021

In addition, School Streets are proposed at Grove Park, Chiswick School and Cavendish Primary as part of the south Chiswick liveable Neighbourhood works.

 

Trial School Street cul-de-sac closures

The council is looking to introduce resident-only restrictions outside the following schools which in the main have accesses off cul-de-sacs.  For the summer term this will be through the use of temporary road closed signs and cones deployed by school staff. From the autumn term, these will be upgraded to formal resident-only access restrictions enforced via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) camera.

 

School

Area

St Paul’s CofE Primary School

Brentford

St Mary’s Catholic Primary School & The William Hogarth Primary School

Chiswick

Sparrow Farm Infant & Nursery School

Feltham

Fairholme Primary School

Feltham

Edward Pauling Primary School

Feltham

Hounslow Heath Junior School

Hounslow

The Orchard Primary School

Hounslow

St Michael & St Martin Catholic Primary School

Hounslow

Lampton School (secondary)

Hounslow

Spring Grove Primary School

Isleworth

 

  • Expected implementation date:  Temporary closures completed June 2020, semi-permanent measures to follow in Autumn.
  • Interim review:  N/A
  • Final review : Summer term 2021.

 

6. South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhood  

A range of projects are proposed throughout the ‘South Chiswick’ area.  This was an existing TfL funded project to develop a ‘liveable neighbourhood’ in this area.  Find out more on the South Chiswick Liveable Neighbourhood project pages.

 

7. Occupation Lane Closure  

Occupation Lane (leading into Clayponds Avenue) forms an attractive route, sometimes referred to as a ‘rat run’, for those looking to access the A4.  Closing this road using physical barriers will reduce desirability of this route.  Additional measures are also being developed to reduce the impact of any traffic diverted as a consequence of this closure using Chestnut Avenue.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

8. Green Dragon Lane in Brentford  

This residential road forms a key ‘rat run’ between Brentford High Street (A315) and Ealing Road (B455).  Through trips will therefore be restricted in both directions using ANPR cameras, but access for residents and their visitors will be maintained, and parking at premises along the road will be unaffected.

There is currently no expectation that residents will need to register vehicles. We will keep local residents updated and request their further feedback as the trial progresses.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

9. Lionel Road South Closure

Following completion of the new football stadium and associated residential development, we are seeking to make permanent the existing closure (for construction access) of this road.

  • Expected Implementation Date: Autumn 2020
  • Interim review:  N/A (permanent scheme)
  • Final review: N/A (permanent scheme)

 

10. Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens closure

On TfL’s behalf we will implement a permanent closure to vehicle access to Wellesley Road at its junction with the South Circular.  Stile Hall Gardens will also become ‘in only’ from the South Circular (which has already been approved as part of the TfL Cycleway 9 (CW9) scheme). Bringing this closure forward will significantly reduce through traffic on these narrow residential streets, and also improve conditions for cyclists more generally on this route between Brentford and Chiswick town centres by delivering lower traffic volumes.  Footway parking on Wellesley Road will also be removed back to the road to increase usable footway widths.

  • Expected implementation Date: Complete
  • Interim review:  N/A (permanent scheme)
  • Final review: N/A (permanent scheme)

 

11. Heston Services (North) Access restriction

We will take action to tackle the illegal use of accesses to the M4 at Heston Services (north), which brings many thousands of additional cars onto roads in Heston.  This will involve implementing a similar arrangement to that already in place on the southern side of the services (Phoenix Way).

  • Expected Implementation Date: Autumn 2020
  • Interim review:  N/A (permanent scheme)
  • Final review: N/A (permanent scheme)

 

12. Turnham Green Terrace – Parking Suspensions and Restricted Access

The council is progressing a trial road closure of Turnham Green Terrace with the intention of preventing through traffic.The closure will still allow access to Turnham Green Terrace Mews for businesses and associated visitors, with some loading/unloading and blue badge parking facilities being retained in Turnham Green Terrace to ensure those requiring these facilities are not adversely impacted.

The loading bays in Turnham Green Terrace will be for all vehicle users who are picking up or dropping off items at businesses and not just those traditionally classified as ‘goods vehicles’.Loading/unloading will be limited to a maximum stay of 20 minutes.

The existing pay and display parking bays, where not being used for loading or blue badge parking purposes, will be suspended, thereby ‘widening’ the footway and increasing the social distancing capabilities for pedestrians.

This measure will be enforced by CCTV rather than physical measures to enable the permitted access described.

The council will extend the footway adjacent to the bus stop outside Nos. 2-12 Turnham Green Terrace to improve social distancing capabilities for both those waiting at the bus stop and pedestrians using the footway.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

13. Devonshire Road – Parking Suspensions and Restricted Access

A trial road closure has been implemented at Devonshire Road, between its junctions with Chiswick High Road and Glebe Street, with the intention of preventing through traffic.The closure still allows access to Prince of Wales Terrace for residents, businesses and associated visitors, whilst some loading/unloading and blue badge parking facilities are being retained in Devonshire Road to ensure those requiring these facilities are not adversely impacted.

The loading bays in Devonshire Road will be for all vehicle users who are picking up or dropping off items at businesses, and not just those traditionally classified as ‘goods vehicles’.Loading/unloading will be limited to a maximum stay of 20 minutes.

The existing pay and display parking bays, where not being used for loading or blue badge parking purposes, will be suspended, thereby ‘widening’ the footway and increasing the social distancing capabilities for pedestrians.

This measure is enforced by CCTV rather than physical measures to enable the permitted access described.

  • Expected implementation date: Complete
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

14. Chiswick Parking Suspensions (outside of the police station)  

In order to create more space for pedestrians, provide additional cycle parking and help reduce car travel into the town centre in line with government guidance, a number of parking bays have been suspended outside the police station.  Disabled bays have also been moved from the footway side to other locations within the car park to allow for the footway to be widened.  We stand by to review further parking suspensions if businesses in this location require additional space to open safely.

  • Expected implementation date: Complete
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

15. Duke Road Closure

A restriction on motor vehicles entering Duke Road from Chiswick High Road has been introduced, resulting in fewer turning movements at the junction, reducing the risk of conflict with cycles and pedestrians. Access is maintained via Duke’s Avenue - Bourne Place.Cycles are exempt from the Duke Road restriction.

  • Expected implementation date: Complete
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

16. Fishers Lane Restrictions  

We are looking at options to reduce motor traffic movements at the railway bridge, to improve the environment for cyclists. Access for buses will be maintained, to ensure services are not disrupted. We are in discussion with London Borough of Ealing (as the Borough boundary lies immediately south of the bridge) to agree the details, and the final proposals will be clearly signed as and when they are introduced.

  • Expected implementation date: Summer 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

17. Amhurst Gardens, Teesdale Avenue and Teesdale Gardens Restricted Access

These residentials roads form key ‘rat runs’ between Twickenham Road (A310) and London Road (A315).Through trips will therefore be restricted, however access for residents maintained. This will also create a safer environment for people to access the hospital.Bus and emergency services access will be retained.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

18. North Street, Isleworth restrictions 

This scheme seeks to prevent traffic turning into North Street from Twickenham Road.  This will allow for the widening of the footway adjacent to Silverhall Park which forms a key access route into this well used local green space.  Gas works are anticipated in this area over the summer, the trial change will take place after these have finished.

  • Expected implementation date: Autumn 2020
  • Interim review:  Early 2021
  • Final review: Spring 2021.

 

North Brentford (Whitestile, Enfield Road, Challis) Restrictions

These residential roads form key ‘rat runs’ between Windmill Road (B452) and South Ealing Road (B455).  Through trips will therefore be restricted in this area via the use of trial road closures and access restrictions.

  • Expected implementation date: Summer 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

Pop up cycle lanes

These projects seek to introduce, or strengthen, cycle facilities along main roads. In line with government guidance this could be through the use of ‘light segregation’ such as traffic wands.

 

19. Twickenham Road ‘pop up cycle lane’ 

The council is working with West Middlesex Hospital to improve the cycle facilities along Twickenham Road, Isleworth.  This will involve the removal of the bus lane infrastructure in this location and replacement with cycle tracks in both directions.  These will be protected by light segregation where possible.  Phase 1 of the scheme covers the section of Twickenham Road North of Linkfield. Phase 2 covers the section between South Street and the borough boundary with Richmond.

  • Expected implementation date: July 2020
  • Interim review:  Autumn 2020
  • Final review: Early 2021.

 

20. Cycleway 9 East (Brentford to Chiswick)

The council is working with TfL to explore opportunities for the acceleration of the delivery of the approved Cycleway 9 scheme between Hammersmith and Brentford.  Further announcements will be made in due course.

  • Expected implementation date: Summer/Autumn 2020
  • Interim review: N/A
  • Final review: 2021

 

21. Cycleway 9 West (Brentford to Hounslow)

The council is working with TfL to explore opportunities for providing improved cycle facilities along the alignment of the future extension of Cycleway 9 from Brentford to Hounslow. Further announcements will be made in due course.

  • Expected implementation date: Autumn/Winter 2020/21
  • Interim review: N/A
  • Final review: 2021

 

22. Future pop up cycle lane programme  

The council is undertaking feasibility work on a range of pop-up cycle projects on key connector roads across the borough including Staines Road, Bath Road, Feltham High Street and Cranford Lane. Further announcements will be made in due course.

  • Expected implementation date: Winter 2020/21
  • Interim review: N/A
  • Final review: 2021
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