Cycle Superhighway 9 is no more in Hammersmith & Fulham

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 13th September 2019.

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Photo of Tony Arbour Tony Arbour Conservative

Given that Hammersmith & Fulham Council has made clear that 'Cycle Superhighway 9 is no more in Hammersmith & Fulham', will you scrap plans for it in Chiswick and instead work with local Councillors and residents to create a fundamentally new proposal that delivers real improvements for cyclists and pedestrians in Hounslow?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

My Walking and Cycling Commissioner and Transport for London are working very closely with London Borough Hammersmith & Fulham. This partnership includes the provision of funding to explore how best to improve cycling facilities alongside the A4 and to support both mine and the borough’s ambitions for a Healthy Streets Approach to King Street – meaning the objectives of the scheme are wider than just cycling.

Proposals to improve safety for cyclists and pedestrians in this part of London are the result of extensive consultation and engagement. This significant investment will form the backbone of a planned network of walking and cycling routes which will connect communities across the boroughs of Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham, including Chiswick. I am delighted that on 3 September 2019, Hounslow Council approved the progression of the scheme, and I’m looking forward to seeing these much-needed walking and cycling improvements in west London.