Plans for major new Cycleway extension from Brentford to Hounslow unveiled: Have your say

  Posted: 05.01.22 at 12:43 by Hannah Davenport

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Transport for London (TfL) has unveiled plans for a major extension to west London’s Cycleway 9 route, from Brentford to Hounslow.

They have opened a public consultation on the plans to connect neighbourhoods in the area with protected cycle lanes and new pedestrian crossings.

TfL said the proposed changes involve providing cycle lanes, improved pedestrian crossings, planting new trees and other improvements to make the area look and feel more pleasant.

They say the improvements will make walking and cycling journeys safer and easier, enabling more people to use healthier and more sustainable forms of travel.

The plans would include:

- 4.1km of new protected cycle lanes along Hounslow High Street, London Road and Brentford High Street, to keep people cycling separated from motor traffic
-A new cycle connection to Brentford Dock and the Grand Union Canal
- A new signalised junction with pedestrian crossings at The Ham
- Improved pedestrian crossings on High Street in Hounslow
- Improved pedestrian crossings and cycle connections to and from Spur Road and Twickenham Road
- New trees and other improvements to make the area look and feel more pleasant, while also helping to adapt to climate change

The changes would form part of a series of infrastructure upgrades by TfL, Hammersmith & Fulham Council and Hounslow Council along the Cycleway 9 corridor.

A protected space for cycling has been constructed on the South Circular Road by Kew Bridge and TfL started work in November 2021 to transform the Hammersmith Gyratory for cycling.

The consultation is now open and people will be able to have their say on the plans until Wednesday 16 February 2022.

Construction on the extension is dependent on TfL securing a sufficient long-term future funding agreement with Government.

This consultation is to assess public responses so the design is deliverable while their discussions continue.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Hounslow Council Cabinet Member for Transport, said: “This consultation is a great opportunity for anyone who lives, works or visits our borough to give their views on TfL’s proposal to extend Cycleway 9, from Brentford to Hounslow.

“I would like to encourage as many people as possible to get involved in the conversation.

“The ability for more people to have safer cycling journeys, and to connect more areas of London to a cycling network, is a vital part of our work to support healthier lifestyles, free up space on public transport, and encourage more people away from private car journeys.”

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