What Do You Think About the 'Safer Cycle Pathway?'

Council wants to hear the views of people who use King Street

The cycleway on King Street in Hammersmith. Picture: Google Streetview

Hammersmith & Fulham Council wants to hear people’s views on the Safer Cycle Pathway interim scheme on Hammersmith’s King Street.

The Safer Cycle Pathway is an interim two-way segregated cycle track which extends from the Goldhawk Road and King Street intersection in the west and east along King Street to the Hammersmith Gyratory and is part of Cycleway 9.

The works began in late 2021 and took ten months to upgrade King Street by introducing the two-way cycle lane, plus bus stop layouts to accommodate the cycle lane and upgraded signal-controlled pedestrian crossings including three staggered pedestrian crossings.

Some opponents of the scheme dispute that the cycleway has made local streets safer particularly in the case of pedestrians who they claim are at greater risk due to the bi-directional operation of the lane and the use of bus islands.

You can read more about scheme here.

The council says they are keen to find out how the new cycling infrastructure has impacted local people’s day-to-day trips, whether on foot, by bike, bus or car and what improvements could be made.

Residents and people who use King Street regularly are asked to spare a few moments to complete a short survey which will be reviewed by the council alongside traffic and usage data.

The consultation is now open and runs until 23:59 pm on Sunday 27 November 27.

All forms of feedback, including audio are being accepted. You can complete the online survey here.

You can also submit written feedback at the following address:

Smarter Transport Team
Town Hall
King Street
W6 9JU

Alternatively, you can send an email to cycling@lbhf.gov.uk.

The council says that when the consultation is complete, the feedback will be analysed to help the cabinet to decide on the future of the scheme.

The survey is separate from the ongoing consultation being undertaking by Hounslow Council into the latest phase of the Cycleway that is currently being completed along Chiswick High Road.

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November 5, 2022