New Quiet Cycle way East West, Olympia to Kensington Gardens

Please support our petition of a new quiet cycle way from Hammersmith to Kensington, over Olympia and Holland Park.

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The proposal:

  1. A quiet cycle route from Trussley Road, W6 to Kensington Olympia.
  2. A cycle and pedestrian bridge over the railway lines at Olympia.  
  3. A new cycle path along the Southern edge of Holland Park.
  4. Improvements to the existing cycle route from Kensington church Street to Kensington gardens.

There are at least 12,000 East-West cycle movements a day in west london on main roads in official figures.  At present there are no protected or quiet cycle routes going East - West from Hammersmith to central london, so cyclists are currently on the main roads, exposed to unsafe levels of air pollution and in dangerous traffic.

This proposal would create a new ‘quiet way’ East West, safe and attractive to children and less confident cyclists, in clean air.

It would also create a route for people with luggage and prams to get from one side of Olympia Station to the other, without having to walk a long way round and over a busy main road bridge.

It would mostly join up existing quiet cycle routes.

It would not take road space away from vehicular traffic on main roads.

TFL has launched a consultation for the proposed Cycle Superhighway 9, part of which would be along Hammersmith Road.

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https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/cs9/?cid=cs9

This will stop at Olympia, as marked on the map on the Kensington High Street road bridge over the railway lines at Olympia.  CS9 will likely be a great addition to cycle infrastructure in West London. This proposal is complementary - it will be on less polluted roads, be most useful for cyclists coming from areas North of Kings Street, and connects some of the existing quiet ways in Kensington.

 

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