Safer cycle pathway

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Image caption: Image 1: Residents in Lyric Square to celebrate the unveiling of the Safer Cycle Pathway on King Street (18 December 2021)

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The new interim Safer Cycle Pathway scheme in King Street was opened on Saturday 18 December 2021.

Work began on 1 August 2021 to significantly upgrade and improve Hammersmith for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists. This interim scheme forms the second phase of works to create a full east-west Safer Cycle Pathway route in Hammersmith is being introduced under a trial traffic order to help maintain and upgrade the safe cycle route that was created last year.

Meanwhile the full, permanent scheme is still being developed. It will only be introduced once Hammersmith & Fulham Council has heard from residents, analysed traffic and usage data and fixed any issues or problems with this latest interim scheme.

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Image caption: Image 2: Cyclist using the new Safer Cycle Pathway on King Street

The first phase of this interim scheme started on the western side of Hammersmith running from Lyric Square towards Goldhawk Road and Chiswick. The red and white temporary barriers were removed with new wands and rubber kerbs installed to make cycle lanes safer. New islands for bus stops and more green spaces were also created. The lanes have also be widened to 2.5m-3m to allow for safe cycling in both directions.

The works have cost more than £1million and will be fully paid for by Transport for London.

The improved cycle lane runs on the northern side of King Street from Lyric Square to Macbeth Street. It then changes to the southern side of King Street passing the new Civic Campus development until Goldhawk Road. Cyclists can travel in both directions in this lane.

The route also features upgraded pedestrian crossings designed to allow for much better access for Disabled residents. We have worked closely with our local Disabled Residents Team (DRT) and Disabled Residents Working Group (DRWG) to design these changes, and recently visited similar schemes in Hounslow to discuss what would work best in Hammersmith.

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Design drawings

More details about the safer cycle pathway