We consulted on our plans in autumn 2017. The consultation report is now available on the Cycle Superhighway 9 consultation page.

A more detailed report with an outline of the proposed next steps will be published later in 2018.

Why we're proposing the project

The new superhighway would provide a clearer and safer route 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 would 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 Cycle Superhighway 9 looking east along Hammersmith Road

Cycle Superhighways

The route would form part of London's expanding network of Cycle Superhighways.

These are an important part of the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets approach, which aim to encourage walking, cycling and using public transport, and make London greener, healthier and more pleasant.

The proposed changes between Kensington Olympia and Brentford town centre include:

  • A two-way segregated cycle track on Hammersmith Road, King Street and Chiswick High Road
  • Five new signal-controlled pedestrian crossings and more than 20 upgraded pedestrian crossings
  • Reducing through traffic and rat-running in residential roads by restricting access to the South Circular from Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens for motor vehicles, making these streets more appealing places to walk and cycle
  • Stepped cycle tracks (at a lower height than the footway) in each direction on Brentford High Street; eastbound stepped track on Kew Bridge Road, westbound cycle path through Waterman's Park
  • Changes to bus stop locations and layouts, including new bus stop bypasses for cyclists
  • Changes to parking and loading bays and hours of operation

This section of CS9 would provide a continuous, largely-segregated route between Kensington Olympia and Brentford town centre, via Hammersmith and Chiswick. Subject to consultations and approvals from partner boroughs, we intend to start work in late 2018.

Extension to Hounslow

We are working closely with the London Borough of Hounslow to develop proposals to extend CS9 further west through Brentford and towards Hounslow. We expect to hold a public consultation on this in 2019.