We consulted on our plans in early 2016. A consultation report and a summary of design changes made since the consultation is available on the East-West Cycle Superhighway consultation page.

We plan to start building the scheme from 18 March 2019. Find out how your journey might be affected.

Our improvement plans

The scheme should encourage people who want to walk or cycle to and from central London but currently feel unable to travel more actively. West London has been identified as an area of high demand for cycling but where better cycle facilities are needed.

The main proposed changes between Acton and Wood Lane include:

  • Changes to make it safer and quicker to cross the southern side of the busy Savoy Circus junction
  • Wider, raised crossings at the A40's junctions with Kathleen Avenue, Allan Way, Court Way and Park View
  • Wider walking and cycling crossings at major junctions
  • Improved shared-use footways on large sections of the southern side of the A40 Westway between Wood Lane and Savoy Circus
  • 1.8km of new protected two-way cycle track running next to the footpath between Kathleen Avenue and Savoy Circus - this will connect to the 1.6km shared-use footway to be built east of Savoy Circus to form a continuous cycle route

The scheme would be part of London's expanding cycling network. This is an important part of the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets approach, which aim to encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

Wood Lane to Notting Hill Gate

We are working closely with Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea councils to develop proposals to extend the scheme further east, connecting Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush Green, Holland Park Avenue and Notting Hill Gate.

We plan to consult on our plans for this extension in spring 2019.