TfL is inviting people to have their say on new designs for CS9 in two sections between:
- Kew Bridge/ Kew Bridge Road (High Street Brentford to Wellesley Road)
- Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue on Chiswick High Road
At Kew Bridge and throughout Kew Bridge Road, the improved designs would provide two-way segregated cycle lanes on the south side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road, rather than the partially segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the road that were proposed in the earlier consultation designs. This change will ensure that people cycling are fully segregated from traffic throughout this section and it also removes the requirement for two bus stop bypasses on the north side of Kew Bridge Road. The change also addresses concerns raised about cycle safety at Kew Bridge junction, Green Dragon Lane and Lionel Road South.
The new consultation will also propose a second southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge to improve the efficiency of the Kew Bridge junction. In addition, the changes will make crossings wider and easier to use, with cyclists signalled separately from conflicting traffic at the Kew Bridge junction.
Along Chiswick High Road, the existing space for pedestrians on Duke’s Avenue outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church has been retained, whilst maintaining the proposed benefits for cyclists and the fully segregated cycle track, by removing the right turn lane into Duke’s Avenue. Banning the right turn for vehicles will also reduce the likelihood of collisions at this junction.
The consultation on the revised designs for two sections of the route is now open and will run until 26 February 2019. Responses can be submitted online at tfl.gov.uk/kew-duke, by post or by e-mail. Construction on the route is planned to start later in the year, subject to formal approvals by Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham councils, with the route expected to be complete in 2021.
TFL map of the areas where TFL are carrying out further consultation (above).
TFL map of the proposals for Duke Road and Duke’s Avenue junction with Chiswick High Road (above).
TFL map of the proposals for Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road to Wellesley Road (above).