Cycleway 9 (previously Cycle Superhighway 9) will make cycling and walking easier, safer, and more appealing on roads in west Kensington, Hammersmith, Chiswick and Brentford town centre. If we get approval we plan to begin construction later in 2019.
We consulted on our plans in autumn 2017. An updated consultation report and our response to the issues raised during is now available on the Cycle Superhighway 9 consultation page.
We consulted on two parts of the route in winter 2019:
- Kew Bridge and Kew Bridge Road to Wellesley Road
- Duke Road and Duke's Avenue's junction with Chiswick High Road
Our response to issues raised during this consultation will be published in summer 2019 on the Kew Bridge/Duke Road consultation page.
Why we're proposing the project
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
Cycle routes like CS9 help to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy and Healthy Streets approach by encouraging walking, cycling and using public transport.
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.
Change of name
Later in 2019 we will combine 'Cycle Superhighways' and 'Quietways' into one cycle network called 'Cycleways'.
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.