Residents are invited to have their say on plans to create new cycling facilities in Hammersmith & Fulham.
Proposals for a segregated cycle track at Hammersmith gyratory and a ‘Quietway’ running from Kensington to East Acton will be discussed by residents and councillors at a public meeting at Hammersmith Town Hall on Wednesday 2 March.
Transport for London (TfL) has launched a consultation into its plans for a segregated two-way cycle lane running across the north of Hammersmith gyratory, eliminating the need for cyclists to navigate the intimidating junction alongside motor vehicles. The proposals will also make crossing the gyratory safer for pedestrians.
“Making cycling a less intimidating prospect to both the beginner rider and the seasoned commuter was at the heart of the Cycling Strategy we launched last year,” said Cllr Larry Culhane, Chair of Hammersmith & Fulham Council’s Community Safety, Environment, Residents’ Services Policy and Accountability Committee.
“Hammersmith gyratory can be a daunting prospect with so many lanes, vehicles and junctions and these improvements should benefit all road users.
“We understand motorists and pedestrians will want to have their say on such proposals alongside any cyclists, so I would urge everyone to come to this meeting and share their views with us in person. We can then relay those comments to TfL as part of its consultation.”
Also on the agenda for the committee is a proposed Quietway running east to west from Kensington to East Acton.
Quietways are specially dedicated cycle routes which avoid main roads and busy junctions and allow less confident riders, or those seeking a more tranquil route, a less intimidating journey.
They are perfect for those who only ride sporadically, beginners, or those cycling for the first time after a long absence.
A full agenda for the PAC committee will be available online the week before the meeting.
The meeting will take place at 7pm in the Small Hall, Hammersmith Town Hall, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 0JU.
TfL has also this week launched a public consultation into its plans for the East-West Cycle Superhighway running from Paddington to Acton.
Residents can also respond to this consultation here.