New Designs Announced For Two Sections of CS9

Cycle path altered near Kew Bridge and by Dukes Avenue junction

New design for CS9
New design for CS9 near Kew Bridge


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Transport for London (TfL) have released details of their revised designs for Cycle Superhighway 9 with two significant changes to the original design.

A new two way segregated path has been introduced on the stretch between Kew Bridge and Wellesley Road. There have also been alterations to the layout in the section between Duke Road and Dukes Avenue in Chiswick.

They are now holding a second consultation into the revised plans with other sections of the route remaining broadly unchanged. Construction on the route is planned to start later in the year, subject to formal approvals by Hounslow and Hammersmith and Fulham councils, with the route expected to be complete in 2021.

The existing pavement on Duke’s Avenue outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church is to be retained. The cycle track in this section is to be accommodated by removing the right turn lane from Chiswick High Road into Duke’s Avenue.

At Kew Bridge and throughout Kew Bridge Road, the new designs would provide two-way segregated cycle lanes on the south side of Kew Bridge Road and South Circular Road, rather than the partially segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the road that were proposed in the earlier consultation designs. This change will ensure that people cycling are fully segregated from traffic throughout this section and it also removes the requirement for two bus stop bypasses. The change also addresses concerns raised about cycle safety at Kew Bridge junction, Green Dragon Lane and Lionel Road South. The new consultation will also propose a second southbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge to improve the efficiency of the Kew Bridge junction. In addition, the changes will make crossings wider, with cyclists signalled separately from conflicting traffic at the Kew Bridge junction.

Layout Plan for Kew Bridge Junction
Extract of Layout Plan for Kew Bridge Junction Full Design (pdf)

Three approaches to the junction will have either an increase in green signal time or an increase in lane capacity, which leads to improved journey times on bus routes 237 and 391 in both directions and bus route 65 east bound compared to the previous designs. The westbound 65 will see a slight reduction in green signal time.

The existing pavement on Duke’s Avenue outside Our Lady of Grace and St Edward Church is to be retained. The cycle track in this section is to be accommodated by removing the right turn lane from Chiswick High Road into Duke’s Avenue.

TfL and Hammersmith and Fulham Council have also agreed to look into a new cycle path along the A4, between Hammersmith Town Hall and the Hammersmith gyratory. This is in addition to creating a new segregated two-way cycle route along the A315 (King Street) and the changes along the A4 represent additional investment and provide connections for people on bikes or on foot south of the gyratory and to Hammersmith Bridge.

Michael Robinson, Co-ordinator, Hounslow Cycling Campaign, said, “We welcome the new plans for this vital cycle route and are pleased that TfL has listened to local responses. The changes will help link the town centres of Chiswick and Brentford and rebalance their high streets away from motor vehicle traffic in favour of people walking and cycling. This will enhance the environment and improve safety for all. We hope that TfL and the London Boroughs of Hounslow, and Hammersmith and Fulham will proceed with these plans as soon as possible. We look forward to local people of all ages being able to benefit from healthier streets once this long overdue project is completed.”

Ben Plowden, TfL’s Director of Strategy and Network Development, said, “We will continue to work towards starting construction later this year to build on both boroughs’ efforts to create healthy streets in this part of London.”

Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council, said, “Hounslow Council is committed to improving facilities for cyclists between our town centres which will help reduce collisions, improve air quality and encourage more physical activity which assists in reducing a number of health issues related to inactivity. This new cycle route could help us achieve that goal. We are encouraged that TfL has worked so hard to try and address issues with the original scheme raised by our residents in the first consultation. We urge people to engage again with this new consultation, the results from which the council will consider later in the year when we take a decision on this first phase of the route.”

The consultation on the original design in 2017 received more than 5,000 responses, with nearly 60 per cent of respondents supporting the scheme. TfL have refused to release the breakdown of levels of support by post code area and rejected a Freedom of Information request for this to be published. This decision is currently being reviewed by the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Two public drop-in events will take place with staff available to answer questions:

  • 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

The consultation on the revised designs for two sections of the route is now open and will run until 26 February. Full details can be found online Responses can be submitted online at, by post to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS or by e-mail to

February 1, 2019

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