Walking and cycling in Hammersmith and Fulham will be safer and easier after the council insisted on redesigning Transport for London’s (TfL) cycling routes planned for the borough.
“Our goals are to make sure all residents – especially children, disabled people and older people – can walk and cycle safely around the borough, ensuring environmental concerns are at the heart of all we do, and that we improve the look and feel of our public spaces, said Councillor Stephen Cowan, the leader of the council.
“Making sure residents’ voices are properly heard whenever we make decisions is key to how we operate.
“So later this summer we’ll be hosting a number of workshops with residents’ groups, disability groups and schools to do the detailed designs.
That way, we know we’ll be delivering a scheme designed by the community, for the community”.
The redesign means that Cycle Superhighway 9 is no more in Hammersmith and Fulham. Instead, working with TfL and a residents’ advisory group, the council is proposing to introduce a cycle highway along the A4 and a safer cycle pathway that will complement the streetscape along King Street and Hammersmith Road.
The new routes will mean cyclists of all abilities – from complete beginners to daily commuters – can ride safely.
The Safer Cycle Pathway will be suited to slower, less confident riders.
It will run from the Chiswick end of King Street across the north of Hammersmith gyratory to Hammersmith Road, and finish at the borough border with Kensington. It will be designed to improve the environment and protect the high numbers of pedestrians in these areas.
The A4 Cycle Highway will shuttle faster, more confident riders and commuters from the border with Chiswick to the Hammersmith gyratory.