Cycle lane plan to avoid busier routes in city
Your views sought on proposal to get people safely back on their bikes
PLANS have been drawn up for a new cycle lane which will avoid busy main roads in many of London’s more congested areas.
The proposed quietway would link East Acton with West Kensington and take in back streets, parks and roads with fewer cars to encourage more people to get on their bikes.
The council has now launched a public consultation to get the views of residents on the scheme which is running until August 30.
Hammersmith & Fulham Council say the proposal is designed to help make the streets safer not only for those on two wheels, but also for pedestrians and motorists, and to provide a route that is less intimidating to beginner, or returning cyclists.
The route would run from Mitre Road to Du Cane Road in White City, using existing paths and estate roads, and form part of an alternative east-west cycle route crossing the borough from East Acton to West Kensington.
It would require changes to the junction of Mitre Way and Scrubs Lane in White City, and also be a new entrance into Wormwood Scrubs and improvements of the cycle tracks running to, and alongside the Linford Christie Stadium.
The proposals also include changes to Fitzneal Street to stop lorries from using the road and improvements to the Du Cane Road pedestrian crossing.
“We are determined to make the borough a safer place to cycle, walk and drive and to improve air quality,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, environment, transport and residents’ services chief at the council.
“To do this we need to remove the barriers that prevent people from cycling safely.
“This quietway would do that while providing for those who prefer to ride at a more leisurely pace.
“But we’d love to know what residents think of the plans, so please make sure you take part in the consultation and share your views with us.”
Building of the quietway could begin early next year if given the go-ahead.
To comment email Borough Cycling Officer Richard Duffill at R i c h a r d . D u ff i l l @ l b h f. gov.uk or call 020 8753 1749.