Holland Park Roundabout

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Update 04 March 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-A picture showing Holland Park Roundabout as it is now


On this page you can read about how we are proposing to improve safety between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Holland Park Roundabout.


We want to hear your views on this project and how this may impact you.

You have until 3 March 2024 to give us your feedback.







Proposals

We propose to provide a new high-quality Cycleway and improvements for pedestrians. The changes would make streets in the area safer and more pleasant by enabling people to walk and cycle more and drive less.

Please watch the video below to see a fly through of the changes we are proposing:


The changes we would like to make include:

  • New two-way protected cycle lane – From the eastern side of Shepherd’s Bush Green and along the southern side of Holland Park Roundabout connecting to Holland Park Avenue. There will be separate low level cycle signals at junctions, new cycle crossings and better connections to other local cycle routes
  • New section of priority bus lane - This is on the southside of Shepherd’s Bush Green
  • Improvement to the existing toucan crossing - This crossing outside Shepherd’s Bush station across Uxbridge Road and Shepherd’s Bush Green will be, widened, and realigned making it easier to cross
  • Sustainable drainage and Greening – We will add more trees and planting where space allows


Update 04 March 2024

This consultation has now closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are analysing your feedback and will report back shortly.

-update ends-A picture showing Holland Park Roundabout as it is now


On this page you can read about how we are proposing to improve safety between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Holland Park Roundabout.


We want to hear your views on this project and how this may impact you.

You have until 3 March 2024 to give us your feedback.







Proposals

We propose to provide a new high-quality Cycleway and improvements for pedestrians. The changes would make streets in the area safer and more pleasant by enabling people to walk and cycle more and drive less.

Please watch the video below to see a fly through of the changes we are proposing:


The changes we would like to make include:

  • New two-way protected cycle lane – From the eastern side of Shepherd’s Bush Green and along the southern side of Holland Park Roundabout connecting to Holland Park Avenue. There will be separate low level cycle signals at junctions, new cycle crossings and better connections to other local cycle routes
  • New section of priority bus lane - This is on the southside of Shepherd’s Bush Green
  • Improvement to the existing toucan crossing - This crossing outside Shepherd’s Bush station across Uxbridge Road and Shepherd’s Bush Green will be, widened, and realigned making it easier to cross
  • Sustainable drainage and Greening – We will add more trees and planting where space allows


Submit a quick response

We know that life is busy and you may just have one short moment to tell us what you think of our proposals. That's why we now let you submit a quick consultation response.

This is different from our consultation survey as we ask just one short question "Tell us what you think of our proposal".

Your response can be long or short, but importantly it lets us know your views. 

You will need to register with our Have Your Say platform to give us your quick response, although your details will be kept secure.  

 You have until 3 March 2024 to give us your feedback.

Please note that responses to the survey will be made publicly available after the consultation has closed in the form of a report on the results. Your personal information will be properly safeguarded and processed in accordance with the requirements of privacy and data protection legislation. For further information, please visit our privacy policy.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

I'm anxious about this change. I'm a pedestrian and local. I want traffic to flow smoothly to reduce pollution. I am quite slow, old, repaired broken ankle, repaired snapped achilles tendon, bad hip and I find cyclists more careless of me as a pedestrian than car (and other drivers). I need TfL to consider how to get cyclists to consider pedestrians as shared road / pavement users rather than just a nuisance. I want cyclists to be safe but a lot of changes seem to make it scarier for pedestrians, the slowest and most vulnerable road users. Is it possible to use the underpasses at the roundabout for cyclists, to move them through safely but make it easier for pedestrians to work out where traffic is coming from.

ElleWeale about 2 months ago

As a resident of St. James's Gardens, W11, I am writing to express my concerns regarding the proposed changes to the area surrounding the A40 Westway, specifically the introduction of a new Cycleway and alterations for pedestrian improvements as outlined in the consultation documents I have reviewed. My perspective is informed by my experiences as a cyclist, a user of public transport, and a driver within the vicinity of the proposed changes.

Firstly, I must highlight the redundancy of introducing a cycle lane on an already exceptionally busy roundabout. The existing infrastructure, including two pathways on the north side of the roundabout (one subterranean, and another via traffic lights into Holland Park Avenue) and another along the south side on the pedestrian pavement, adequately serves cyclists' needs. Introducing bicycles into a roundabout, where vehicles frequently accelerate to 40mph to enter the West Cross Route, seems perilously unsafe.

Furthermore, the roundabout in question is notorious for its congestion, particularly during rush hours, often teetering on the verge of accidents. The complexity and volume of traffic do not lend themselves to the integration of a cycle lane without exacerbating the current state of chaos.

It's also worth noting that the shift towards electric vehicles, such as my BMW i3s, in the area is contributing to a reduction in pollution levels. This undermines the argument for reducing car usage to lower pollution as a justification for the new cycle paths. Instead, efforts should focus on enhancing the existing pedestrian and cyclist infrastructure, which does not involve merging with vehicular traffic on the roundabout.

The proposal overlooks the practical and safety concerns associated with integrating a new cycle lane into such a complex traffic system. The current pathways for cyclists around the roundabout are sufficient and safer alternatives to direct interaction with fast-moving vehicles. The focus should instead be on improving these existing routes and ensuring they are well-maintained and clearly signposted to encourage their use.

In conclusion, while I support initiatives to promote cycling and pedestrianisation, the specific proposal for this roundabout seems misguided. It overlooks the inherent dangers posed by introducing cyclists to a high-speed traffic area and disregards the adequacy of current cyclist pathways. I urge a reconsideration of the proposal, with a focus on enhancing existing cyclist and pedestrian infrastructure rather than introducing potentially hazardous new elements into an already congested traffic system.

AdamNathaniel about 2 months ago

In support. Lack of cycling infrastructure in the area. So this is a great first step in the right direction to reduce emissions and casualties

Sadi1 about 2 months ago

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Quaternion about 2 months ago

I am entirely in favour of this scheme. It is currently a horrible, threatening set of junctions to cycle through. It is also unpleasant to walk through. The whole area feels as if it is designed with one end in view - to facilitate the passage of motor traffic. This scheme will go a long way towards redressing the balance and creating a calmer, more welcoming environment for all.

markknox about 2 months ago

I support this! The current roundabout is a mess and this will make it much better for bus passengers and pedestrians like myself.

commenter about 2 months ago

This is an excellect project, and I fully support it. The current roundabout feels unsafe and unpleasant for cyclists - many more cyclists (including myself) will use this roundabout more now as a result. For pedestrians, this will also make it feel less polluted and a safer crossing / walk through. I also drive through this roundabout, and I am comfortable that the proposed changes strike the right balance. Please keep this going!

decathlonroughly about 2 months ago

I support this project wholeheartedly. As a local resident, I believe the lack of safe cycle and pedestrian routes from our community to/from central London is tragic and must be fixed. Improved experience for cycles and pedestrians will make all of us safer (not least because there is no alternative on the southern side, ie kensington high street), and is better for our air and health. Thank you for initiating this proposal!!

Jacobhammersmith about 2 months ago

I support this project.

It will improve the current facilities for those walking and cycling and by widening the shared use paths will reduce the undoubted potential pedestrian / cycle conflict in the parts of the junction with such improvements

It will have minimal adverse effect on the congestion here. Indeed if you were more ambitious you could give bus priority throughout the junctions and thereby further improve bus journey times, something that is an important priority to many Londoners and TfL. Better bus journeys might help enable the minority of local Londoners who have access to a private car, to change their mode of travel into Central London

Doubtless there will be stiff opposition from those who seem to think that single occupancy, increasingly large cars are an acceptable behaviour on this route in an East West direction, when more appropriate routes are available. The important North South corridor is unaffected.

Air quality might be further improved by expanding the Central Congestion Zone westwards as previously proposed.

I suspect you have carefully assessed the impact on motor traffic flows and that the consultation will take an evidence based approached to some of the more hysterical assertions of a tiny but noisy minority of users who have no care for the harm motor vehicles inflict on the majority of users.

I regularly drive through this junction on long distance journey’s to family in the West of England and South Wales (i choose not to use my car for any short distances), and I support these proposals. If you can add to these changes policies that further discourage short car journeys through this junction then finally the congestion issues can be addressed. There modest proposals will not make the situation any worse for the vast majority of us,

PaddingtonGreenMS about 2 months ago

I support this project. It will improve the lot of pedestrians and cyclists traversing this imrpotant and

PaddingtonGreenMS about 2 months ago

I am strongly against this project. It was my walking route to and from work and even with current two lanes, in the afternoon rush hour the traffic backed all the way up Holland Park Avenue. Cutting down on traffic lanes, installing yet more traffic lights, etc will simply increase congestion in the whole area. During the afternoon rush hour the traffic lights on the roundabout are useless, cars going through lights from Holland Road blocking the roundabout all the way round. Please spend time fixing the lights and stop penalising car drivers. Also stop spending fortunes on cycle lanes, the fact is that many people will always need to drive. Cyclists should be more considerate, the amount of times I’ve nearly been hit by a bike whilst crossing on a green light or pedestrian crossing is too frequent to count.

Milson14 about 2 months ago

I am strongly against this project - it will simply increase congestion in the whole area and lead to more pollution, and therefore be altogether less attractive or healthy for cyclists!

hollandparker45 about 2 months ago

This looks like a dreadful waste of millions of taxpayer's money. It looks to make things worse by unnecessarily complicating them. Also cyclists, or at least a majority take no notice of traffic or pedestrian lights on Holland Park Avenue. I cannot count the number of near misses I have seen. Also cyclists travel so much faster than Buses and cars now, why do they need to speed up?

Resident44 about 2 months ago

The proposal will encourage safe walking and cycling, reduce pollution in the long-term, cut bus travel times, and save lives. I support the scheme.

markboleuk about 2 months ago

This is extremely bad proposal. This area congested already and instead of widening street and adding lines for traffic to address congestion, TFL wants to make it even worse. This is not bad proposal, it is VERY bad.

Oleg B about 2 months ago

I am in full favour of these proposals. As someone who grew up in the area and still have very close family there, I have seen and experienced the various developments and endeavours to improve this area, making it safer for pedestrians and cyclists. I cycled through these roads as a child, teenager and young adult. I always felt like you were taking your life in your hands with the level of traffic and behaviours of some drivers in a rush. This layout does improve access across the roundabout and its approaches. I would now be more tempted to cycle through this area, rather going out of my way to avoid it.

Some gainsayers make comments about pollution due to the congestion of traffic. Vehicles compliant to ULEZ (Euro 6) make less pollution. Since Euro 5, vehicle manufacturers across europe introduced stop-start systems on ICE cars to reduce emissions in traffic situations and whilst idling. TFL buses and black cabs are increasingly electric, with many private cabs being electric or hybrid. So in so many ways the pollution arguments does not stand up. Congestion is just down the amount of vehicles other than buses on the road. Encouraging a modal shift to more active travel and use of public transport will reduce the traffic. This gives space to those that have no choice but to use a vehicle, for business, mobility or privately to commute long distances.

Keh1963 about 2 months ago

I am completely in favour of this proposal and excited about the opportunities it can deliver for safer cycling and more choices of how to move through London. What people don't seem to understand is that, for those who have to use cars, for reasons of disability, work or other necessities, traffic will flow more smoothly even with fewer lanes, because there will be so many fewer cars on the road.

Rosie Pearson about 2 months ago

Something must be done about the shocking levels of pollution in the area. I live in a block of flats with integrated ventilation and within a few months the filters were black.

The only way to reduce the pollution is by reducing cars on the road. This proposal will help this.

Too many people drive unnecessarily and school run traffic makes up a shocking proportion of traffic. We need families to feel safe and encouraged to leave their cars (especially the glossy 400 horsepower SUV tractors) behind.

NCrocker about 2 months ago

I am wholly in support of these measures. I am a cyclist, someone who cares about our planet and the emissions we are producing, and a doctor who cares about the air quality for Londoners. We need more bikes and less cars on our streets, and we need to be bold and brave in resisting the demands of those who cannot envisage a city that is not designed around cars, but rather around people

VARBlythe about 2 months ago

The bushes at 51.5044870, -0.2157877 blocks the view when crossing the road for both pedestrians and cyclists. Making it very unsafe for pedestrians to check if there are cars coming through or not.

MattLondoner about 2 months ago
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