New consultation underway for Cycleway 9

Image above: Cycleway 9

New consultation to last for six months, ending on Monday, 3 April, 2023.

Residents, businesses and community groups in Hounslow are being asked for their views on the Cycleway 9 route which runs through the borough.

A public consultation has been launched to decide whether the improvements to the scheme should be amended, scrapped or retained. The Cycleway 9 consultation will last for six months, after which the responses will be analysed, before a decision about the future of the scheme.

Transport for London (TfL) introduced this cycle-friendly scheme in late 2020. The aim was to provide residents and commuters with a safe, accessible and appealing route to cycle, as a practical alternative to using the car.

Hounslow Council and its construction partner Hounslow Highways have worked alongside the project over the past year, delivering a range of improvements along Chiswick High Road in response to initial consultations.

On Thursday, 13 October, work will begin on the latest instalment of Cycleway 9 – Phase 3b. The improvements will be between the junction with Chiswick Lane up to the turning on Heathfield Terrace.

These works will include: new eastbound and westbound bus shelters at Cranbrook Road, Brackley Road, Devonshire Road, Linden Gardens and Dukes Road; new parking spaces at the Dukes Road Junction; new Zebra crossing on Chiswick High Road at the junction with Linden Gardens and road resurfacing along the westbound carriageway of Chiswick High Road at Heathfield Terrace.

LB Hounslow say say residents and businesses in the area are being informed about the changes through letters and newsletters delivered locally.

Image above: cyclists on Cycleway 9

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Hounslow Councils Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, Councillor Katherine Dunne, said:

Its important that everyone in our borough affected by this scheme has the chance to have their say about its future. Please take a few moments to take part. Your views will help us to create a cleaner, greener, healthier Hounslow.”

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said:

“We’ve seen a huge rise in walking and cycling over recent years as more and more Londoners enjoy using sustainable ways to get around the capital, and we will continue to work with great Councils like Hounslow to introduce measures to make it easier for people to cycle. I encourage all members of the community in Hounslow to share their views on this consultation for Cycleway 9 route, so we can support everyone with safe and appealing routes to travel around London.”

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