Safer cycle pathway

Section of King Street to shut for resurfacing works from 20 September

We need to urgently resurface a section of King Street overnight from 20 September for two nights (from 8pm to 5am) as we create the new interim Safer Cycle Pathway. Find out more about what this means for you.

Works to significantly upgrade and improve Hammersmith for cyclists, pedestrians and motorists started in King Street on 1 August 2021.

This semi-permanent scheme forms the second phase of works to create a full east-west Safer Cycle Pathway route in Hammersmith. This interim scheme 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.

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

The works are expected to be completed by the end of the year. It will cost more than £1million and will be fully paid for by Transport for London.

The improved cycle lane will run on the northern side of King Street running from Lyric Square to Macbeth Street. It will then change 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 will also feature 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.

Weekly progress report

  • Friday 10 September 2021

    Between Bridge Avenue and the Gyratory

    • Laying the pavement in Lyric Square.
    • Cycle-friendly gully covers installed for the section between Bridge Avenue and Macbeth Street.

    Upcoming works

    • Resurface the full width of King Street from Leamore Street to Macbeth Street.
    • Reinstate the carriageway where the kerbline has been removed from the old cycle lane from Bridge Avenue to Leamore Street, then Macbeth Street to Studland Street. Interim road markings will be installed.
    • The red and white barriers should be removed from Lyric Square and the Gyratory.
    • FMC will install delineator bollards along the length of the old cycle lane. At this point, all of the green barriers from Studland Street to Bridge Avenue will be removed.

Read our earlier weekly progress reports

More details about the safer cycle pathway