CS9 Kensington to Brentford public consultation closes Oct 31st

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  • I ride there every day. And no, the plan going east PAST the bridge is on its own segregated track until Watermans Art Centre.

  • Sorry, I am confusing everything. I meant to say going WEST, not East, sorry. My fault :)

  • Haha, kinda makes a difference!

  • Just a tiny bit. :-p

  • Looks like a significant step forward with Hounslow council showing support.
    Chiswick residents put a resistance but nimbism failed.
    Let's hope it's built and eventually linked to high street ken.
    Made for an entertaining evening on periscope with the other parliamentory shenanigans on.

  • Anyone know whether construction of this is due to start soon? Was supposed to be late 2019.

    So bored of contending with the pollution and massive heavy vehicles.

  • Would be good if they cracked on with this, now ready open for summer. They have the money.

    https://www.catesbyestates.co.uk/news/th­e-great-section-106-cil-scandal

  • \o/

    Bad note: more traffic for a while just now that I've got a car 😂

  • More info:

    https://tfl.gov.uk/status-updates/major-­works-and-events/cycleway-9?cid=cycleway­9

    It seems disruption in the Kew Bridge area will last for the full year (until Late Autumn 2020)

  • Grim on Chiswick High Road now. Back to situation where humans are there on sufferance of motor vehicles.

    Used to be relaxing to ride up and down (change direction) with ease as you needed to for shopping etc.

    Now you have to do a precisely judged manoeuvre anticipating the speeds, intentions etc of various vehicles, or go around a lengthy one way system - all the while breathing in pollution and being deafened by noise.

    As a result definitely not seeing the numbers of cyclists any more.

  • Anyone know who is responsible for Kew Bridge itself? Its on the border between Hounslow and Richmond, but I think might be maintained by TFL. Every time I ride it I get more annoyed at how rubbish it is. Multiple lanes for motor vehicles, while cyclists and pedestrians have to share a thin strip on either side, which doesn't work for all the usual reasons shared paths don't work, not to mention the fact theres usually a gaggle of people waiting at bus stops.

    On the plus side, now we have Wellesley road as an LTN, no one in their right mind would argue to turn it back into a rat run.

  • Anything with red lines along the sides is on the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) (plus a few other bits that are not red-lined). Q Bridge very much is.

  • Also it's now , I think, one side only shared between pedestrians and cyclists as they reduced the width of the northbound pavement to make space for the road so that's now divided in two lanes for either direction (before there was one lane southbound)

  • You're right.

    It's a joke. On the left of the northbound side there are signs for the various cycle routes (east and west). Who does TFL think are reading those signs? Even as an experienced rider I have no desire to mix it with the 2 lanes of heavy traffic going northb0und.

    I vaguely thought TFL were supposed to be doing good things.

  • It's pretty poor, and I think it was a redesign after consultation due pressure from residents and car users not impact traffic flow.
    The cycle path is supposed to be bidirectional but is so inconvenient I never use it eastwards.
    Cs9 /cw9 abruptly stops there and is supposed to continue to brentford and hounslow eventually, so potentially some improvements are possible at some unknown time in the future.

  • It's very poor design particularly because the two northbound lanes and the two southbound ones all end in a single lane after a couple of meters off the bridge. The northbound ones even worse as they both steer in a curve, in the middle of the junction no less, eastward, with a bus stop (and a heavy used one, the Kew Bridge Station one) to complicate things.

    There's definitely no need for 4 lanes on the bridge and a single shared route for cyclists.

  • I'd have put a nice roundabout with cycle lanes both sides.

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CS9 Kensington to Brentford public consultation closes Oct 31st

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