Love the idea of cycling, but put off by busy roads? Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Transport for London may have just the solution, with plans a new cycle superhighway.
TfL has launched a consultation seeking residents’ views into the plan for Cycle Superhighway 9 (CS9), which would run from Brentford to Kensington, via Hammersmith, with at least 10km of segregated track. The consultation closes on 31 October.
As part of its drive to boost sustainable travel and become the greenest borough in the country, H&F Council is working with TfL on plans for CS9, which would boost the borough’s connectivity and make cycling safer and easier.
“We want anyone, from seasoned club riders to the occasional shoppers, to feel safe and at ease while cycling in our borough,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“Key to that aim is making people feel safe. This new route enables people to get right across the borough and into central London easily, and without the fear of sharing space with large motor vehicles.”
Better connections, safer for pedestrians
The new cycle path will run along King Street and Hammersmith Road, via the new segregated cycle tracks that will be built across the north of Hammersmith gyratory next year.
The routes will connect into proposed ‘quietways’ that offer routes through the borough for new or less experienced cyclists, that are away from main roads and traffic.
CS9 will also provide five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and ten upgraded pedestrian crossings so those travelling on foot can feel safer too.
The plans also include planting around 100 new trees along the route, as well as incorporating new seating, cycle parking and sustainable drainage schemes.
If supported, H&F aims to start building CS9 in late 2018.
Read H&F Council’s Cycle Strategy.
Our green credentials
- We’ve been working with residents to tackle air pollution
- We’re encouraging residents to plant up tree bases
- We’ve launched a resident-led commission to boost biodiversity
- We’re promoting cycling and sustainable transport
- We were the first London borough to halt standardised spraying of glyphosate chemical herbicides
- Introduced a Street Czar to help keep our streets clean and tidy
- See what else we’re doing to become the greenest borough in the country.