Great West Road to Vicarage Farm Road
The London Borough of Hounslow is proposing to make changes to a section of Bath Road, running between the Great West Road (A4) and Vicarage Farm Road, in order to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
We recently completed the Hounslow West Cycle and Highway Safety Improvements on Bath Road, and now propose to extend the cycle route from Vicarage Farm Road junction westwards to the junction with the A4.
This proposal is to create a safer cycle lane mostly segregated from motor vehicles and pedestrians, which will encourage residents to consider cycling as an alternative to car travel for many minor trips to local areas.
As well as the proposed cycle measures, this project aims to improve pedestrian safety by introducing raised entry treatments on all side road junctions along the route, and by enhancing existing pedestrian crossing facilities along this section of Bath Road and by adding a Parallel Crossing (pedestrian & cycle) adjacent to Springwell Road.
In addition, some changes are proposed to the existing bus stop eastbound, introducing a floating island to avoid conflict with cycle and pedestrian’s movement.
To provide these cycle lanes there will be some localised road widening required on Bath Road and to improve current traffic flows where Bath Road meets the A4 junction.
Once completed, and looking beyond this project it is this Councils aim to extend these cycle proposals to link with Hounslow Town Centre. Investigations around this are already being progressed, which will hopefully further encourage more local people to cycle and walk.