The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a consultation on proposals for a new segregated cycle super highway (CS9) that will bring safer cycling to parts of the borough.
Published: Tuesday, 26th September 2017
More than half of the 5.6 mile CS9 route between Kensington Olympia and Brentford town centre would be on segregated tracks. This would protect cyclists from other traffic and create a more pleasant environment for cycling.
Within the borough, the CS9 route will connect Chiswick with Brentford town centre. The proposed route will run from King’s Street in Hammersmith along Chiswick High Road with a two-way cycle track provided on the southern side of Chiswick High Road (as far as Heathfield Terrace). At this point, the route would transfer onto Heathfield Terrace and Wellesley Road.
Access for motor vehicles to the South Circular via Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens would be removed under the CS9 scheme. This would allow cyclists to use Wellesley Road in comfort, by-passing the busy Chiswick Roundabout.
One-way cycle tracks would be built on the either side of the road on the South Circular Road, Kew Bridge Road and Brentford High Street with those cycling toward Brentford town centre being routed through Watermans Park.
The intention is to eventually extend the route west in Hounslow town centre, with a second public consultation expected in summer 2018.
Councillor Mann, Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Environment said: “This will make a real difference in encouraging residents and people who work and visit our borough to get on their bikes.
“The London Borough of Hounslow is committed to delivering schemes aimed at encouraging more people to take up cycling and invite all residents and businesses to take the opportunity to shape these proposals.”
Subject to the results of this consultation, Transport for London (who are funding the scheme) aim to start building the cycle superhighway late next year.