Chiswick High Road walking and cycling changes

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

Since then, we and Hounslow Council have been collecting traffic data and listening carefully to local feedback about the changes.

We believe the right way forward is to make a series of improvements to Chiswick High Road, and then to hold a public consultation to give local people and other stakeholders the opportunity to inform our next steps.

We’re doing this because

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

Since then, we and Hounslow Council have been collecting traffic data and listening carefully to local feedback about the changes.

We believe the right way forward is to make a series of improvements to Chiswick High Road, and then to hold a public consultation to give local people and other stakeholders the opportunity to inform our next steps.

We’re doing this because we want to make sure the scheme continues to work for as many people as possible.

Some residents have told us they support the cycle lanes and want them to stay. Others have raised concerns about longer traffic queues and slower bus journeys at certain times in some locations and have suggested changes to us.

What we are planning to introduce

These improvements will be built through a new experimental traffic order.
We plan to:

  • Reinstate a left-turn filter lane at the junction of Chiswick Lane and Chiswick High Road to improve traffic flow and bus journey times
  • Introduce eastbound and westbound bus lanes between Homefield Road and Netheravon Road to improve bus journey times
  • Install shelters at bus stops between Chiswick Lane and Heathfield Terrace
  • Introduce more pick-up and drop-off points for taxis and other vehicles between Chiswick Lane and Heathfield Terrace
  • Make changes to side road layouts to make cyclists more visible to vehicles
  • Relocate the zebra crossing near Linden Gardens slightly to the west to make pedestrians more visible to vehicles
  • Install more signs and road markings to make the cycle lanes more visible.

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 rundown 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.



  • We are keen to hear from people’s experiences of the scheme we’ve introduced, and whether you think we should retain, change or remove it. Please complete this survey to share your views with us.  

    Your response will support our decision on what we do next, alongside the monitoring we are doing. 

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