Proposed new toucan (pedestrian and cyclist) crossing - Clayponds Avenue / A4 Junction

Closed 14 Feb 2016

Opened 11 Jan 2016


Update - 21 June 2016

Thank you to everyone who gave us their views on this proposal.

We received 50 responses to the consultation. Approximately half of the respondents (24) agreed with the proposed installation of the new toucan crossing and five respondents were opposed .

Having considered the responses received and the associated comments, we have decided to proceed with the proposal and plan to install the new crossing during 2016.

Please click here for the consultation summary, including our responses to the main issues raised (PDF)

Please see below for details of the consultation that was carried out earlier this year.

Update ends


As part of improving walking and cycling facilities in the Brentford area, we proposed installing a toucan (signalised pedestrian and cyclist) crossing on the north side of the Clayponds Avenue / A4 junction.

What we proposed?

  • Widening the carriageway and existing central pedestrian island
  • Creating shared areas for pedestrians and cyclists around the crossing points
  • Adjusting the junction’s kerb lines and improving the road markings to encourage correct lane use
  • Installing two additional traffic signals, to help increase driver awareness of the A4 crossings
  • Providing cyclist drop kerbs (flush with the road) on Clayponds Avenue and Clayponds Lane so cyclists can easily join / leave the shared footway
  • Improving the lighting at the two A4 crossing points (under the M4) to enhance the environment for pedestrians and cyclists

While completing these works, we would also take the opportunity to upgrade the junction’s existing signal equipment.

Map of the proposed changes


We also consulted on a proposed new toucan crossing at the junction of the A4 / Windmill Road. Click here for more details.



  • Hounslow


  • Anyone from any background


  • Roads
  • Walking