Khan announces new cycle superhighway for West London


London mayor Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a new segregated cycle superhighway in west London.

Cycle Superhighway 9, which is the subject of a new consultation, would add nearly 6km of new segregated track to roads linking Kensington Olympia to Brentford.


Transport for London (TfL) said it would also feature significant improvements for pedestrians, with new traffic light crossings and improvements to pedestrian crossings.

Mr Khan said: 'This new cycle superhighway will bring a high-quality segregated cycle lane to west London for the very first time. It will make a real difference in encouraging Londoners of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and improve conditions for pedestrians across the area.'

The proposal includes segregated cycle lanes on major west London roads and the ability for cyclists to bypass Hammersmith Gyratory and Kew Bridge Junction.

Through traffic will be removed from some residential roads and there will be five new traffic light crossings and more than 20 upgraded pedestrian crossings.

Cllr Wesley Harcourt, Hammersmith & Fulham (H and F) cabinet member for environment, transport and residents' services, said: 'For many people in H and F, intimidation from the sheer volume of other road users prevents them from cycling, so in our Cycle Strategy we've set out to change that.

‘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.'

TfL said that subject to the results of this consultation, it and partner boroughs aim to start building the cycle superhighway late next year.

It intends to extend it into Hounslow and to plans hold a consultation on that next year.


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