Chiswick High Road walking and cycling changes

In December 2020, as an emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic, we and Hounslow Council introduced changes along Chiswick High Road on a trial basis – including protected cycle lanes – to enable more cycling and help avoid a car-based recovery from the pandemic.

We have been listening to local feedback about the trial since it went in and have now proposed a series of improvements. Hounslow Council approved these changes in July 2021. In autumn 2021 we propose to build them through a new experimental traffic order.

These changes could include:

In December 2020, as an emergency response to the coronavirus pandemic, we and Hounslow Council introduced changes along Chiswick High Road on a trial basis – including protected cycle lanes – to enable more cycling and help avoid a car-based recovery from the pandemic.

We have been listening to local feedback about the trial since it went in and have now proposed a series of improvements. Hounslow Council approved these changes in July 2021. In autumn 2021 we propose to build them through a new experimental traffic order.

These changes could include:

  • Reinstating a left-turn filter lane at the junction of Chiswick Lane and Chiswick High Road to improve traffic flow and bus journey times
  • Introducing an eastbound bus lane between Holmfield Road and Netheravon Road to improve bus journey times
  • Introducing a westbound bus lane between Airedale Avenue and Netheravon Road to improve bus journey times
  • Installing bus shelters at bus stops between Chiswick Lane and Heathfield Terrace
  • Introducing more places for taxis and other vehicles to pick up and drop off passengers between Chiswick Lane and Heathfield Terrace

The changes we’ve made

In December 2020 we introduced a fully segregated cycle track – using temporary materials – which runs from Chiswick High Road’s junction with Goldhawk Road to Kew Bridge.

A detailed run down of all the changes we have made up to now is available here.

Listening to you

We want to make sure Cycleway 9 works for as many people as possible. That’s why it’s important we listen to local people and take on board their views. We are committed to engaging continuously with the local community. So far, we have:

  • Written to local people to introduce the changes (September 2020)
  • Updated the local community on construction (early-December 2020)
  • Updated the local community on completion of construction (mid-December 2020)
  • Invited residents and stakeholders to speak to TfL one-on-one (January 2021)
  • Held 48 individual ‘Community Conversations’ with local residents and stakeholders about Cycleway 9 (February 2021). You can read our report from these conversations
  • Updated the local community about our latest proposals (early-July 2021)
  • Updated the local community about Hounslow's decision (August 2021)
  • Uploaded cycle counts data on this site

Have your say

We want to know your views of our proposed improvements, and your experiences of the changes we have already made.

If the proposed experimental changes go ahead, we will hold a six-month consultation on them. You will be able to reply to the consultation here.

In the meantime, if you have any feedback you'd like to share on the scheme, please email us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.



Ask us a question

If you have any questions about the scheme, you can ask us here. We will then aim to get back to you.

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  • At the Cabinet meeting on 20/7/2021, Hounslow Council agreed "the undertaking of a pre-engagement exercise for a period of 21 days with statutory consultees and with the public on the intention to make a new ETO prior to the implementation of that ETO". On what date will the 21-day pre-engagement exercise begin, and how will local residents be notified of the timescale / means by which to participate in it? To date, Hounslow Council have sent no communication to local residents regarding the pre-engagement exercise, or the planned changes to C9T. TfL have only communicated via email to the participants of previous consultations and feedback sessions. Neither of these can be said to form the basis for a public consultation. As per the latest "Have Your Say" email from TfL (09/08/2021), there are no "customer-friendly versions" of the planned changes to C9T that can be disseminated to local residents in order to highlight how the planned changes might affect them. The production of these plans should be a pre-requisite before any "pre-engagement exercise" can take place.

    Chiswick42 asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Hounslow will hold a 21 day engagement exercise to understand if there is any further feedback people want to share on the temporary Cycleway 9 scheme, especially in relation to the equalities impact of the scheme. They are currently finalising the date the engagement period will commence, and they will inform local residents when it begins and how they can respond to it.

    Following that engagement period, we will finalise the scheme designs with Hounslow, and then construct the new scheme. Once that is complete, a six-month public consultation period will begin. 

    I hope this is helpful.

    TfL Have your say team

  • Will the proposed amendments be contained within the the current carriageway footprint?

    Charlie asked 3 months ago

    The proposed changes between Chiswick Lane and Goldhawk Road will require us to slightly reduce the pavements on the southside of Chiswick High Road. 

    This will allow us to have protected cycle lanes as well as two traffic lanes on Chiswick High Road at the junctions with Goldhawk Road and Chiswick Lane. We will also be able to reintroduce the eastbound and westbound bus lanes. These changes will help improve bus journeys and smooth traffic flow.

  • Did you do the servay form cyclist only ? what percentage of people are against the Chiswick High road cycle line ?

    H M asked 3 months ago

    In March 2021 we commissioned independent market research (by 2CV, an award-winning market research agency) to carry out an independent and representative survey of 1,000 residents within 2km of the temporary cycle route. The survey sought to understand residents views about the changes as well as travel patterns during the pandemic. The survey was representative of the borough for age, gender, social class and ethnicity. This data revealed clear support for making cycle routes safer (51% support and 27% against) and slight support from residents supporting protected cycle lanes in Chiswick High Road (47% support and 43% against).

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