Plans for London’s newest cycle superhighway have been put out for consultation and the new route will include nearly 6km of segregated track.
Unveiled last week (21 Sept), Cycle Superhighway 9 (CS9) will link Kensington Olympia to Brentford and will become west London’s ‘first high-quality segregated lane’.
CS9 will also feature significant improvements for pedestrians including new traffic light crossings and improvements to pedestrian crossings.
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, says the route will be ‘hugely important’ in helping cyclists travel safely in this part of the Capital.
The proposal for CS9 includes segregated cycle tracks on major west London roads including Hammersmith Road, King Street, Chiswick High Road, Brentford High Street and Kew Bridge Road. The route will also provide cyclists with the opportunity to bypass Hammersmith Gyratory and Kew Bridge Junction.
Through traffic will also be removed from some residential roads and there will be five new traffic light crossings and more than 20 upgraded pedestrian crossings.
The superhighway network forms a key part of plans to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle.
Sadiq Khan, mayor of London, said:
“As the capital continues to grow, it is vital that we encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle to improve health, productivity and air quality.
“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.”
Will Norman said:
“CS9 will be hugely important in helping cyclists in the west travel safely and inspire many more Londoners to take up cycling for the first time.
“It also includes significant improvements for pedestrians that will make walking around the local area more appealing and encourage even more people to add both walking and cycling to their daily routines.”
The consultation on the plans closes on 31 October.
26 September 2017