Cycleway 9

We built a temporary C9 scheme on Wellesley Road through to Chiswick High Road to create walking and cycling space during the pandemic. (A connection from Kew Bridge to this scheme opened in April 2021.)

Changes to the temporary C9 scheme

We've finished improvement works to Cycleway 9 between Goldhawk Road and Chiswick Lane on Chiswick High Road. The changes include:

  • A reinstated left-turn filter lane at the junction of Chiswick Lane and Chiswick High Road to improve traffic flow and bus journey times
  • A reinstated eastbound bus lane between Merton Avenue and Ravensmede Way to improve bus journey times

We made these changes through a new Experimental Traffic Order which Hounslow Council's Cabinet agreed to in July 2021.

Consultation

We're running a six-month consultation on the changes to help us decide whether to make the experimental scheme permanent.

Give use your views by 3 April 2023 on the Cycleway 9 - Chiswick High Road consultation page.

That page also outlines Improvements the London Borough of Hounslow will build west of Chiswick Lane towards Heathfield Terrace in autumn 2022.

Building the changes in Chiswick

During construction there will be some significant disturbance, including bus and traffic delays due to lane reductions, and some pavement closures and diversions.

If possible, you should:

  • Walk, cycle or travel by Tube, Overground or National Rail services
  • Allow more time to complete your journey if driving
  • Travel outside the morning and evening peak times

We'll do everything we can to minimise the impact of the work and to manage the flow of traffic through Chiswick during construction.

Hammersmith gyratory

We have completed the Hammersmith gyratory section of Cycleway 9. The trial changes developed in partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham (LBHF) will reduce danger to vulnerable road users at one of London's most intimidating junctions. It will also make it much easier and safer to walk and cycle in the area.

The changes include:

  • A protected two-way cycle track on the north side of Hammersmith gyratory
  • Cyclist-specific signals at junctions to separate cyclists and motor vehicles
  • Improvements for pedestrian safety at all junctions with side roads, including raised level crossings and more footway space
  • New pedestrian crossing signals with 'countdowns' at the crossings of King Street, Beadon Road, Shepherd's Bush Road, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith Road and Butterwick
  • A new parallel crossing at the Butterwick junction to allow westbound cyclists to join the two-way cycle track

We've made these changes through an Experimental Traffic Order and will closely monitor the effects of the scheme. We hope it could become a permanent addition to London's walking and cycling network.

LBHF plans to ask the local community for their views and experiences of the scheme.

Why we're building Cycleway 9

The new cycle route will be clearer and safer for cyclists in west London, largely separating them from other vehicles.

The route, between Kensington Olympia and Brentford, connects town centres in west London through Hammersmith and Chiswick. It will link important amenities and facilities and make the areas more pleasant to live, work and spend time in.

The changes will also make it easier for pedestrians to cross busy roads and remove through traffic on some residential roads.

Artist’s impression of Cycle Superhighway 9 looking east along Hammersmith Road Artist's impression of Cycleway 9 looking east along Hammersmith Road

Extension to Hounslow town centre

We've worked closely with the London Borough of Hounslow on proposals to extend Cycleway 9 farther west through Brentford and towards Hounslow.

In early 2022 we ran a consultation on our proposals. Find out about them on the Hounslow to Brentford walking and cycling changes page.

Previous consultations

We consulted on our full plans in autumn 2017.

We also consulted on two parts of the route in early 2019:

  • Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road to Wellesley Road
  • Duke Road and Duke's Avenue's junction with Chiswick High Road

To request the consultation materials and report of either consultation, email: Haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk

Cycle network

Cycle routes like Cycleway 9 help to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets Approach by encouraging walking, cycling and using public transport.

Cycleway 9 will provide a continuous, largely segregated route between Kensington Olympia and Brentford town centre, via Hammersmith and Chiswick.

Change of name

We changed the name of this route from Cycle Superhighway 9 to Cycleway 9. Cycle Superhighways and Quietways are being combined into one cycle network called 'Cycleways'.