The introduction of a new Cycleway 9 which will run from Kensington Olympia to Hounslow town centre was approved by Hounslow Council yesterday (3 September).
Published: Wednesday, 4th September 2019
The first phase of the route is the section between Kensington Olympia and Brentford Town Centre, with consultation on the section between Brentford Town Centre and Hounslow Town Centre planned for 2020.
Cllr Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Transport at Hounslow Council said: “The council is keen to create a safer and more inviting environment for cyclists alongside additional improvements for pedestrians. Cycleway 9 would form part of an emerging network of cycleways across the capital.
These are an important part of the council’s and the Mayor of London’s over all Transport Strategies and Healthy Streets approach, which aim to encourage walking, cycling and using public transport, making the borough greener, cleaner, safer, healthier and a more pleasant place in which to live.
“The introduction of this route will make a real difference in encouraging residents and people who work and visit our borough to get on their bikes. We are 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 work on the scheme late this year.”
Cllr Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council added: “As a council, we have committed to being carbon neutral by 2030, with improving air quality, particularly for younger people and making the high road a more family friendly place for those who wish to walk or cycle – Cycleway 9 will help us meet that goal.”