Hounslow Council have a consultation to reduce through-traffic on Linkfield Road in Isleworth. The council have calculated that 74%-98% of vehicles travelling east are through-traffic.
The consultation ends on the 16th January 2017.
While this consultation is largely about the impact of high vehicle flow on the communities that live around minor roads, similar schemes in Wigely Road (Hanworth) and Church Street (Isleworth) have shown particular benefits of making routes easier to cycle along.
Our initial view is that Suggestion 3 will have the greatest benefits for cycling
The Council have three different suggestions:
1. Linkfield Road to become one-way westbound from Twickenham Road along its entire length, a contraflow cycle facility would be provided. Traffic would need to use Kendall Road or Loring Road to gain access to St John’s Road. This would reduce eastbound through traffic on Linkfield Road however would not reduce all through traffic via Loring Road.
2. No entry into Linkfield Road from London Road (except cycles). This junction would become exit only onto London Road, however Linkfield Road would remain two way. This would reduce most of the eastbound traffic using Linkfield Road. Westbound traffic and through traffic using Loring Road to access London Road would be unaffected.
3. Closure of Linkfield Road around Grainger Road (except cycles). This would remove virtually all eastbound and westbound through-traffic on Linkfield Road. In order to reduce the dominant eastbound flow of through traffic this closure would need to be sited to the west of the junction with Grainger and Linkfield Road.
There are other aspects to consider:
All going well, cycle superhighway no. 9 will pass along London Road and reduced motor traffic on Linkfield Road could make it a good feeder route off the cycle superhighway.
See the full details of the consultation here