Have your say on Hounslow’s Cycleway 9

Transport for London has launched at six month consultation in the Cycleway 9, which runs through Hounslow. Get involved and give your views.

Published: Tuesday, 4th October 2022

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Points on pedalling: Transport for London wants your views on Cycleway 9.

Residents, businesses and community groups in Hounslow are being asked for their views on the new cycle route which runs through the borough.

A public consultation has now been launched into the ongoing improvements as part of experimental Cycleway 9. 

Transport for London (TfL) introduced this cycle-friendly scheme in late 2020, in response to the Covid pandemic. The aim was to provide residents and commuters with a safe, accessible and appealing route to cycle, as a practical alternative to using the car. 

Hounslow Council and its construction partner Hounslow Highways, have worked alongside the project over the past year, delivering a range of improvements along Chiswick High Road. 

On Thursday, 13 October, work will begin on the latest instalment of Cycleway 9 - Phase 3b. The improvements will be between the junction with Chiswick Lane up to the turning on Heathfield Terrace. 

Works will include: 

  • New eastbound and westbound bus shelters at Cranbrook Road, Brackley Road, Devonshire Road, Linden Gardens and Dukes Road. 
  • New parking spaces at the Dukes Road Junction. 
  • New Zebra crossing on Chiswick High Road at the junction with Linden Gardens.
  • Road resurfacing along the westbound carriageway of Chiswick High Road at Heathfield Terrace. 

Residents and businesses in the area are being informed about the changes through letters and newsletters delivered locally. 

The improvements delivered as part of Cycleway 9 are experimental, incorporating temporary measures. TfL and Hounslow Council wants to know what residents think about the changes, and your feedback will help determine whether to retain, amend or reverse the scheme.  

The Cycleway 9 consultation will last for six months, after which the responses will be analysed, before a decision about the future of the scheme. 

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “The Mayor and I are determined to continue building a safer, fairer, greener and more prosperous London for everyone and we know that delivering high-quality infrastructure can make a big difference in encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

 “We’ve seen a huge rise in walking and cycling over recent years as more and more Londoners enjoy using sustainable ways to get around the capital, and we will continue to work with great Councils like Hounslow to introduce measures to make it easier for people to cycle. I encourage all members of the community in Hounslow to share their views on this consultation for Cycleway 9 route, so we can support everyone with safe and appealing routes to travel around London.”

Hounslow Councils Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, Councillor Katherine Dunne, said: Cycling and walking routes are good for the environment and can help to improve air quality in our borough by reducing the number of cars on our roads. 

Schemes such as this could also support our ambitions to tackle the effects of climate change by cutting vehicle emissions and reducing the amount of carbon pumped into the atmosphere. 

We want to encourage more walking and cycling in our borough because it is also great for improving peoples physical and mental health and wellbeing.”

Cllr Dunne added: Its important that everyone in our borough affected by this scheme has the chance to have their say about its future. Please take a few moments to take part. Your views will help us to create a cleaner, greener, healthier Hounslow.”


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