Just a typical morning in the cycle lane with chaos on the roads and Councillor John Todd enjoying the scenery on his bike:
Paul Campbell ● 37d34 Comments
The wait is longer than it used to be because there is an extra phase to allow for left turning traffic into Chiswick Lane.
Mark Evans ● 2d
I've been in even bigger groups of cyclists at this junction that then one featured in Paul's video. However the accumulation is mainly due to the long phase at the lights.
What would be interesting to know is how much longer is it than it used to be. I never remember big groups of cyclists waiting at the lights pre-C9 but that could be that quite a few going west would proceed through the red light when the Chiswick Lane phase was green (I didn't do this but it was a fairly low risk move). I still see some cyclists sticking to the original route even now but it is a small number
Andrew OSullivan ● 2d
RBKC? Brilliant news for all in that purple area. There's no infections. Well done.
Basil Finnis ● 3d
Pah. Hammersmith roundabout is a total doddle. Try Vauxhall roundabout: now THAT'S scary. Did it once. Never again.
Simon Temple ● 3d
Progress — almost looks like somewhere civilised. Good news on Hammersmith Gyratory as that's like Ben Hur whichever way you try and navigate it safely. But with winter Kensington Gardens timings it's still dangerous commuting out of London through RBKC (that Borough well known for looking after the wellbeing of its residents) as High Street Ken is pretty spicy with no cycle infrastructure whatsoever in the dark. That'll be the only gap left between Chiswick and Central London, let's hope they relent.
John Hall ● 3d
Due to popular demand here is an update from this morning during rush hour on the cycle lane. Warning: it is a boring and entirely uneventful portrayal of a normal morning on the cycle lane. If you ask nicely I will share a video of the abnormal bit which is the new works on King St to extend and connect the bidirectional lane with Chiswick High Road.
Also, in related news, work on the extension through the Hammersmith Gyratory and on to Hammersmith Road is starting on 6th December.
Paul Campbell ● 3d
When has he been horrible? So it's a debate, nothing more. Big deal. This is a very moderate forum. Nothing like Twitter.
Simon Temple ● 33d
She's referring to the car lanes. She wants them removed and replaced with an even wider cycle lane. She's that committed to saving the planet. An inspiration to us all.
Simon Pedley ● 33d
He’s doing what cycle campaigners do, fake stats, fake videos etc nothing wrong with that eh Simon. Have you seen the ones on Twitter where there are hundreds of cyclists whizzing around, not staged at all. Leave Paul alone everyone it’s not like he’s be horrible to anyone else he’s a sensitive soul.
Maggie Dodge ● 33d
Paul said "Just a typical morning in the cycle lane ..." which I dispute. I think this was filmed during one of the lockdowns because of the lack of traffic, it's certainly not recent because Chiswick Cinema is still under construction and has been open for some time now, and the cycle lane isn't flooded.Very misleading to say that something is typical when clearly it isn't.
Chris Blackwell ● 34d
> I've got a big library of these and I don't want to spoil you all with too many at once now that I have worked out how to embed videos. How sad.
Russell Pearson ● 34d
I've got a big library of these and I don't want to spoil you all with too many at once now that I have worked out how to embed videos. I do enjoy the responses though. They are always so telling. Keep it up all.
Paul Campbell ● 34d
Hang on.19 seconds into this clip some poor cyclist went off piste, yes he/she shot of to the right, or was he/she on the drink.Or was he/she sucked up by a gulley sucking leaf sucker thing....
PATRICK MULHALL ● 34d
"When will this traffic making, cyclist hated failure be removed?"Are you referring to a local councillor? I think you have the monopoly on hate Maggie....but many of us are exasperated by some of the local Tory and Lib Dem councillors and I think the answer may be May 2022.
Ed Saper ● 34d
Surely the real question is not when this was taken.The real question is when can a similar film be taken showing a permanent, well designed, attractive cycle lane that takes into account all stakeholders not just cyclists? ie most everything the existing lash up certainly isn't.Sometime never maybe?
Adrian Irving ● 35d
Very exciting, it’s like a Cracker investigation. I would say it’s early March, Chiswick Cinema hoardings still up. Annoyed I’m not in the video, the number of times I walk up and down that stretch of road!
Kieran Fox ● 35d
Going by the dated fashions and age of the vehicles, this video was shot in March 2012.
Ed Saper ● 35d
Yes I thought that too. No leaves on the ground in the video and no huge puddles either. Looks more like earlier in the year to me.
Chris Blackwell ● 35d
Something strange here - no leaves on the trees, on the pavements, on the cycle lane. When was it filmed?
Mandy Waters ● 35d
...springtime congestion created by the "dismal minds" who failed to incorporate a left filter into Chiswick Lane.Did I hear that the same "dismal minds" have now got of their saddle sore backsides and have come up with a new junction design?Anyway, thank's for highlighting the issue, let's hope plan B isn't as dismal as the existing mess.
Adrian Irving ● 36d
Bravo. A single one shot video of the cycle lane during the morning when, for the benefit of unobservant Clare, the cafes are open, it is bright daylight and Councillor Todd says "morning", the one fault an anti can find is an imaginary one.Come on - one of the dismal minds of Chiswick can do better than Simon surely?
Paul Campbell ● 37d
More people now use Cycleway 9 in one day than have donated money to OneChiswick’s campaign to rip it out in a whole year.
Edward Seaton ● 37d