Have your say on the new East-West Cycle Superhighway from Paddington to Acton

Closed 20 Mar 2016

Opened 8 Feb 2016

Results updated 1 Aug 2019

The cycle routes that used to be called Cycle Superhighways and Quietways are now known as Cycleways. These are routes that link communities, businesses and destinations across London in one cycle network. To find out more, please visit our website: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/cycling/routes-and-maps/cycleways.

Results Updated 22 Feb 2019

Acton to Wood Lane

Since the publication of the consultation report in August 2017, and after careful consideration of the consultation responses, we have decided to make some changes to the design of the Wood Lane to Acton scheme.

A report has now been published that outlines these design changes as well as setting out other key issues we have considered including the response to specific issues raised from the consultation.

Design changes and specific response to issues raised report (PDF 282KB)

Construction work on the route is set to begin on 18 March 2019, with the work expected to be complete by the end of the year.  We will notify everyone who may be impacted by these works before we start construction.

Results Updated 4 Aug 2017

Between 8 February and 20 March 2016, we consulted on proposals for a continuous cycle route from Paddington to Wood Lane, and improved cycling provision from Wood Lane to Acton.

Paddington to Wood Lane

We received 847 responses to our consultation, of which 69 per cent supported or partially supported our proposals. The consultation showed strong support for segregated cycle facilities in west London that connect existing cycle routes and open up new areas to cyclists and pedestrians.

However, it also highlighted concerns, including the suitability of the elevated section of the A40 Westway as a cycle route citing, difficulties accessing and exiting the elevated route, potentially unpleasant cycling conditions (noise, spray, air pollution), and the cost of adapting the structure.

We are also due to carry out essential structural maintenance work on the A40 Westway carriageway in 2018-2020 , as part of our programme of road improvements.

Alternative cycle superhighway route for west London

Following consideration of these issues (and the maintenance work in 2018-2020) we have decided not to go ahead with the proposed alignment from Lancaster Gate to Wood Lane via the A40 Westway. Instead we are assessing the feasibility of an alternative route along Bayswater Road, Notting Hill Gate, Holland Park Avenue and Wood Lane, ensuring shop frontage requirements and local accesses are taken into account. This alignment was identified as a key corridor by our Strategic Cycling Analysis (published June 2017).

We will continue to work closely with the local boroughs and engage with key stakeholders to discuss requirements.

Click here to view our consultation report for the East-West Cycle Superhighway – Paddington to Wood Lane (PDF 2.21MB)

Wood Lane to Acton

We received 445 responses to our consultation, of which 77 per cent supported or partially supported our proposals. The consultation showed strong support for upgrading the existing shared pedestrian and cycle facilities along the A40 from Wood Lane to Acton, encouraging more people to walk and cycle.                                                                                                           

However, the consultation also highlighted a number of concerns, including the extent of improvements to the shared-use path, interaction between pedestrians and cyclists along the route, and the pedestrian crossing facilities at Savoy Circus.

After considering all responses, we will continue to develop the overall scheme along the route alignment consulted on - with some changes to the detailed proposals. We aim to publish an update on our plans later in 2017, along with our response to the issues raised about the design we consulted on.

Planning for future demand – Wood Lane and Old Oak Common

The area surrounding the A40 Westway/Western Avenue is undergoing significant development and regeneration, at sites such as Old Oak and Park Royal, and Imperial College London’s White City Campus.

These schemes will greatly increase future demand for pedestrian and cycle facilities in the immediate area. We will consider this expected increase when revising our plans.

Click here to view our consultation report for the East-West Cycle Superhighway – Wood Lane to Acton (PDF)


We are seeking views on proposals for the East-West Cycle Superhighway between Paddington to Acton, connecting to the section currently under construction from Tower Hill through central London to Paddington. This would provide a clearer and safer route for cyclists through west London, separated from other vehicles.

The proposals are made up of two schemes:

  • The first is a continuous, segregated route from Paddington to Wood Lane via the Westway flyover, connecting to the route between Tower Hill and Lancaster Gate currently under construction. You can find detailed information and have your say below.
  • The second scheme would improve existing cycling facilities betweem Wood Lane and North Acton. It would connect to the first scheme to form a continuous route. You can find detailed information and have your say below.

Click here for the Paddington to Wood Lane consultation

Click here for the Wood Lane to Acton consultation

Click here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

What are we proposing?

Cycling is now a major mode of transport in London. In 2014 645,000 journeys a day were made by bike, a 10 per cent increase from 2013. Cycling during the morning rush hour in London has more than trebled since 2000 (*source: Travel in London, Report 8).

The proposals aim to encourage large numbers of people who would like to cycle, but currently feel unable to do so. Data from existing Cycle Superhighways suggests the new route would also draw cyclists away from other routes in central London that are less suitable for them.

Public events

We will be holding public events at which TfL and borough staff involved in the project will be available to answer your questions:

Have your say

You can let us know your views on these proposals by taking part in our online surveys for each scheme which can be found at the following links:

Click here for the Paddington to Wood Lane page

Click here for the Wood Lane to Acton page

This consultation closes on Sunday 20 March.

Alternatively, you can:

  • Email us at consultations@tfl.gov.uk,
  • or write to us at FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS
  • or call us on 0343 222 1155 (Service and Network charges may apply)



  • Ealing
  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Westminster


  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs
  • Coach Operators
  • Taxi trade
  • Transport for London
  • Taxi customers and other stakeholders


  • Roads