Section I – Kew Bridge Road / Waterman’s Park / Brentford High Street (East)

Closed 31 Oct 2017

Opened 21 Sep 2017

Overview

Brentford High Street and Kew Bridge Road are currently dominated by motor traffic and can be intimidating and unpleasant places to cycle and walk. Our proposals would give people space and time to cycle through the area more easily, and make it easier to cross the road at dedicated crossing points. We would also install new seating areas and add more greenery, for example by planting new trees.

These improvements would help to make these streets work better for cycling and walking, so both individuals in the area and the community as a whole can benefit.

Proposals include:

  • Stepped one-way cycle track eastbound on Brentford High Street from Ealing Road to Thames Row and Green Dragon Lane to Kew Bridge junction; stepped one-way cycle track westbound from Kew Bridge to Waterman’s Park
  • Dedicated westbound cycle track through Waterman’s Park
  • Westbound bus lane widened to allow cycle use between Thames Row and Green Dragon Lane, and lengthened by approximately 50 metres to maintain bus journey times.
  • Changes to bus stops
  • Bus stop bypasses for cyclists
  • Changes to parking and loading on Brentford High Street and Kew Bridge Road
  • Changes to pedestrian crossings
  • Changes to urban realm

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

Stepped one-way cycle track eastbound on Brentford High Street from Ealing Road to Kew Bridge junction; stepped one-way cycle track westbound from Kew Bridge to Waterman’s Park

  • The new cycle tracks would be 2 metres wide, narrowing to 1.5 metres at bus stop bypasses and locations with specific constraints
  • Raised entry treatments / continuous footway would reduce vehicle speeds at entrances to unsignalised side roads. Coloured surfacing would only be used at uncontrolled junctions with side roads to highlight the presence of cyclists to vehicles. Cycle logos would be used at side roads to highlight the presence of cyclists.
  • The track would replace stretches of advisory cycle lanes on Brentford High Street and Kew Bridge Road. General traffic lanes would also be narrowed and some right turning pockets removed
  • The existing lighting would be reviewed, and brought up to British Standards if required

Dedicated cycle track through Waterman’s Park

  • New westbound cycle track through Waterman’s Park
  • Two trees in the park may need to be removed to facilitate the new cycle track. We would aim to plant new trees in Waterman’s Park to replace those removed, subject to ground conditions
  • The existing lighting levels in Waterman’s Park would be reviewed, and brought up to British Standards if required

Changes to bus lanes including operating hours

  • We would extend bus lane operating hours to 7-10am 4-8pm, Monday – Sunday
  • A short section of bus lane between McDonald’s and Pottery Road would be removed to accommodate the new pedestrian crossing
  • The bus lane on Kew Bridge Road east of Pump House Crescent would be extended and widened to 4.5 metres, to provide a facility for cyclists where there is insufficient width to provide a fully segregated stepped track.
  • This would also protect journey times for bus passengers in the area
  • Taxis and motorcycles would be permitted to use all bus lanes on Kew Bridge Road

Changes to bus stops

  • Eastbound bus stop BF at the Musical Museum would be moved approximately 135 metres east. This stop is served by bus routes 65, 237, 267 and N9
  • Eastbound bus stop Y at the London Museum of Water and Steam would be moved approximately 50 metres east. This stop is served by bus routes 237, 267, 65 and N9
  • Westbound bus stop U at the Musical Museum would be moved approximately 25 metres west. This stop is served by bus routes 65, 237, 267 and N9
  • Westbound bus stop T at Kew Bridge Station which is served by route 65 would merge with existing stop S at Kew Bridge Station. This stop would be served by bus routes 65, 237, 267 and N9

Bus stop bypasses for cyclists

  • Eastbound bus stop W would be converted into a bus stop bypass. This stop is served by bus route 65.
  • Cyclists would continue behind the stop on a carriageway level, 1.5 metre wide, cycle track
  • Bus passengers would access a waiting area by crossing the cycle track using a raised, marked crossing point. The waiting area would be 2.5 metres wide
  • Other stops would be converted to bus stop bypasses where all pedestrians would cross the cycle track to continue their journey. These stops are: eastbound bus stop BE at the Waterman’s Centre, eastbound stop BF at the Musical Museum, westbound stop U at the Musical Museum and westbound stop T at (Kew Bridge Station). These stops are served by bus routes 35, 237, 267 and N9

Changes to parking and loading

  • The vast majority of this section is already covered by double yellow lines. The small sections of single yellow lines east of the petrol station would be replaced by double yellow lines with no waiting or loading at any time
  • Existing loading bays outside nos 408-411 Brentford High Street would be merged into a 20 metre single loading bay with the overall length of loading bays maintained. Only goods vehicles would be permitted to load for 20 minutes, no return within one hour, from 10am-4pm Monday – Saturday

Click here for a larger version of the parking and waiting map (PDF)
Click here for a larger version of the loading map (PDF)

Changes to pedestrian crossings

  • New signalised pedestrian across Brentford High Street west of Pottery Road
  • Unsignalised pedestrian crossings would be relocated near Thames Row and Green Dragon Lane

Changes to urban realm

  • We would plant new street trees where possible on Kew Bridge Road and Brentford High Street. We have identified potential locations for new trees opposite Heritage Walk and in the central island near Pottery Road. We are assessing these areas (and underground and soil conditions) to inform a decision on planting trees here
  • We would re-pave some footways to provide a smoother walking surface
  • Some cycle parking stands would be relocated and new stands installed at appropriate locations. We would increase the overall number of cycle parking stands near CS9


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Areas

  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington & Chelsea

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads