Section H – South Circular Road (Kew Bridge Station)

Closed 31 Oct 2017

Opened 21 Sep 2017

Overview

The A205 South Circular Road between Kew Bridge and Wellesley Road is currently dominated by motor traffic and can be an extremely intimidating and unpleasant place to cycle and walk. Despite this, cycling here is up nearly six fold and all motor traffic is down by over 20% since 2000 , according to the Department for Transport's traffic counts. 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.

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.

An artist’s impression of the proposals, looking north-east along South Circular Road from Kew Bridge Road

Proposals include:

  • Segregated one-way stepped cycle tracks replace general traffic space, one eastbound traffic lane on Chiswick High Road, and some footway from Wellesley Road junction into the A315 Kew Bridge Road
  • Improved pedestrian crossings at Kew Bridge junction
  • Removing access between Capital Interchange Way and Wellesley Road for cyclists
  • Parking bays on South Circular relocated to accommodate the stepped cycle tracksClick here for a larger version of the above map (PDF)

Segregated one-way stepped cycle tracks replace general traffic space, one eastbound traffic lane on Chiswick High Road, and some footway from Wellesley Road junction into the A315 Kew Bridge Road

  • The new segregated one-way stepped cycle tracks would be 1.8-2 metres wide. These tracks would be vertically separated from both the footway and carriageway (approximately 60mm above the carriageway and 60mm below the footway)
  • These cycle tracks would replace an eastbound traffic lane on Kew Bridge Road on the approach to the South Circular Road at Kew Bridge junction, and turning pockets on Kew Bridge Road west of Green Dragon Lane
  • Some carriageways and footways would be narrowed in places
  • Lighting on Wellesley Road and the South Circular would be reviewed, and brought up to British Standards if required

Changes to turning movements permitted for cyclists

  • At the Wellesley Road/Capital Interchange Way junction on the South Circular, cyclists would not be permitted to ride into Capital Interchange Way. This is to ensure traffic can flow freely through the area and allow for improved pedestrian crossing facilities

Improved pedestrian crossings at Kew Bridge Junction

  • Crossing Kew Bridge Road on the western side of Kew Bridge junction currently requires four separate movements. We would reduce this to three movements, and provide wider crossings and islands between movements, making it easier to cross the road
  • Crossing the South Circular on the eastern side of Kew Bridge junction currently requires three separate movements. We would reduce this to two movements, providing a new crossing closer to Kew Bridge station. Crossings, and islands between movements, would also be widened, making it easier to cross the road

Parking bays on South Circular relocated to accommodate the stepped cycle tracks

  • The parking bays on the southern side of the South Circular, between Wellesley Road and Stile Hall Gardens, would be relocated adjacent the cycle track. Parking would be permitted from 10am- 4pm for up to 30 minutes, no return within one hour


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

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

 

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Areas

  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Hounslow
  • Kensington & Chelsea

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads