Greens Say 'Put Pedestrians First' in Cycleway Plans

Call on council to carefully consider impact on people walking

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The Green Party in the borough has said that pedestrians must be giving top priority in the design of Cycleway 9 from Brentford to Hounslow.

The council says that light phasing and junction designs will be changed to make them more amenable to people walking but some signalised crossings along the route will be moved and the cycle route will take up pavement space in some section.

Hounslow Green Party is generally supportive of the extension of Cycleway 9 following the work, still in progress, to improve cycling infrastructure through Chiswick and Hammersmith. It is encouraging as many people as possible to participate in the current consultation on the scheme but says the effects on other road users, particularly pedestrians must be carefully considered.

Stephen Clark, Green Party candidate for Brentford West for the local elections in May, said, ‘The future of transport in cities lies in regular and reliable public transport, cycling and, most importantly, walking. Private motor vehicles – while necessary for some – are generally overused, and it’s time we recognised how wasteful, environmentally unfriendly and undermining of our quality of life they really are. It’s in the spirit of progress that we welcome the proposed completion of Cycleway 9.‘

‘But we must put pedestrians first. We will be scrutinising the detail to ensure that older people, parents and small children and other walkers can negotiate the modified road layouts safely and without unnecessary inconveniences to their journeys. We will also want to ensure that buses, and their passengers, can travel safely and swiftly without delays from other motorised transport.’

TfL’s consultation runs until 16 February and you can share your views by completing an online survey that it says should take no more than 5-10 minutes.

If you prefer, you can email your comments to or write to TfL at FREEPOST TFL HAVE YOUR SAY (Walking and cycling changes between Hounslow and Brentford), no stamp needed.

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January 21, 2022

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