TfL to launch new consultation for Cycleway 9 at Kew Bridge

Image: Impression of the cycleway at Brentford from an earlier consulation

New consultation to launch 15 July

Transport for London (TfL) has announced the launch of a new consultation for the extension of Cycleway 9, following an initial round of feedback collected in early 2022 for a 4.1km segregated cycleway between Brentford and Hounslow town centre.

The forthcoming consultation will focus on a section between Brentford and Syon Park, specifically along Brentford High Street and London Road, from the County Court at the junction of Alexandra Road to Beech Avenue. More details are expected to be released ahead of the consultation’s start on Monday 15 July, and the process will run until Monday 9 September.

Key elements include the construction of protected cycle lanes on each side of the road, new pedestrian crossings, and the conversion of four bus stops to an island format.

The project also explores the potential addition of new trees and rain gardens, which TfL say contributes to environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation. It is unclear how the proposed cycle lanes will impact existing bus lanes.

TfL plans to host a series of public drop-in events where residents can discuss the cycle lane with staff, although specific dates and venues are yet to be announced.

The previous consultation held between 5 January and 16 February 2022, received over one thousand responses. The feedback from this initial consultation has been instrumental in refining the current proposals, say TfL.

The second consultation was initially planned for late 2023, but was rescheduled it for 2024 to allow more time for development.

The details of the consultation report on the earlier proposals can be accessed here.