Statement on today's Cycleway 9 High Court hearing

Judge sets date for Cycleway 9 final hearing.

Published: Friday, 12th February 2021

Cycleway 9

In December 2020, temporary Cycleway 9, a segregated cycle track along Chiswick High Road, Heathfield Terrace and Wellesley Road, opened. The High Court sat today, Friday 12 February 2021, to make procedural directions regarding a legal challenge from OneChiswick Ltd. It claims that Hounslow Council acted unlawfully when it approved Transport for London’s proposal to install this scheme and when making two traffic orders.

The Judge has decided that the final hearing will be in June 2021.

In the meantime, Cycleway 9 remains lawful. Transport for London and Hounslow Council remain committed to making cycling easier, safer, and more appealing in Chiswick. Chiswick High Road is a serious casualty hotspot for cycling that required urgent action. With social distancing requirements still in place, including on public transport, there is a significant risk that congestion levels across London will rise if trips previously made by buses or trains are instead made by car.

To enable people who previously drove or used public transport to cycle, streets must be safe and well designed. We are listening to feedback and are continuing our review of what effect this temporary scheme and other Streetspace schemes are having on road users, residents, businesses and visitors.

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