TfL has finally released their long-awaited report on Cycle Route CS9 from Brentford to Olympia. A number of changes requested by LCC and local groups have been incorporated in the updated plans and further improved a generally high quality scheme.

However we aren’t quite home and dry yet. Because of changes from the original plan there is a new mini-consultation on two sections of the route:

  1. Chiswick High Road – Dukes Avenue to Dukes Road
  2. Kew Bridge Road

The consultation is really asking if TfL’s ideas for Kew Bridge and the area outside the Catholic church by Duke Road on Chiswick High Road are better than the original proposals, and if you have any further ideas for improvements and tweaks. We really want everyone – you, your friends and family – to respond and make sure the end result is as good as it can be.

  1. Please respond using the TfL online form
  2. The response is “free format”. For your voice to be heard, it is important to use your own words as “template” responses will be grouped together. Just put your own ideas in.
  3. We’d suggest you might want to put in:
    • Anything about how these new plans may help you and your family.
    • Saying if you like the new plans.
    • Any specific points you want to make. Please take a look at some of the points below we will be raising and add any of your own.
  4. If you want to see what other people think, we have set up a discussion on Cyclescape.
  5. Please tell your friends and colleagues about the consultation and ask them to respond as well.

Points to consider in your response:

  1. Chiswick High Road – Dukes Avenue to Dukes Road
    • Better cycle crossing from Annandale Road to Turnham Green Terrace
    • Monitor impact of traffic through Glebe estate and put in further filtering of traffic if needed
  2. Kew Bridge Road
    • Design exit at Wellesley Road so cars don’t try to sneak out
    • Look at design for Kew Bridge. Currently a cyclist heading north over Kew Road to Brentford would cross Kew Bridge twice to avoid traffic.
    • Crossing from Green Dragon Lane in Brentford to CS9 track appears difficult

Your support is appreciated to keep up the momentum for CS9 and other major West London schemes that will follow.

TfL has organised the following drop-in sessions:

  • Wednesday 6 February 2019 (17:00 to 21:00), Clayton Hotel Chiswick, 626 Chiswick High Road, W4 5RY
  • Saturday 16 February 2019 (11:00 to 15:00), Museum of Water and Steam, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, TW8 0EN

We believe that overall, the schemes are well worth supporting and will deliver many benefits and have submitted this response to the consultation.