Shepherd's Bush neighbourhood

Closed 16 Jun 2019

Opened 1 May 2019

Overview

Shepherd’s Bush Green is a historic and well-loved public park located between two bustling and colourful high streets. The streets lining the edges of the Green are busy with shoppers and people travelling through, and attract people from all over the borough and beyond. However the pavements get very crowded for people walking, and people cycling must contend with the traffic dominated gyratory system. Our proposals would make it safer and more pleasant for pedestrians by improving the pavement environment and providing new crossings. People cycling would be given a safe space to cycle segregated from the traffic.  

An artist’s impression of the proposals, looking west towards Shepherd’s Bush Green

Artist’s impression of the proposals, looking west towards Shepherd’s Bush Green

The shops and places to eat and drink are important to the local community and this is something we considered when developing these proposals. The route would be positioned along the Green itself using existing paved path and road space, so not requiring any of the green space and minimising any reduction in pavement space by the shops. By doing this we can also deliver the economic benefits increased numbers of people walking and cycling bring to the high street (see here for our research showing this).

Shepherd's Bush neighbourhood overview plan

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A larger version of the overview plan can be found here (PDF 190KB)

Pedestrians would benefit from new and upgraded signalised crossings and wider central traffic islands around Shepherd’s Bush station, improving access to the local shopping centres. Around Shepherd’s Bush Green we would provide raised entry treatments across side roads, so people can cross at the same level as the pavement which would help to keep vehicle speeds low. There would be a shared use area on Shepherd’s Bush Green at the junction with Uxbridge Road and Wood Lane for people walking and cycling.  We would also declutter the pavement to the north side of the Green to create extra space and make it a more pleasant pedestrian environment.

People cycling would benefit from a mainly off-road, two-way cycle track across Shepherd’s Bush Green leading to Holland Park Roundabout. Here we are proposing a new shared use area that would enable cyclists and pedestrians to cross the roundabout to Holland Park Avenue. The final layout of the scheme across the roundabout is subject to change, as we need to further investigate the ground conditions with utility providers. Cyclists would be separated from traffic and pedestrians at junctions throughout the neighbourhood for a safer more pleasant experience.

To accommodate the new facilities one lane of traffic would be removed for a short distance in both directions between Shepherd’s Bush Green and Holland Park Roundabout. A new bus lane along the northern side of Shepherd’s Bush Green would help improve bus journey times for people travelling towards Holland Park Avenue. We would make the Uxbridge Road junction simpler and easier to navigate for all road users travelling through this area.

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Detailed plans of our proposals (PDF 2.10MB)

How would the proposals affect journey times?

We have produced journey time estimates using our traffic modelling tools to review the likely impact of the scheme on the bus network and on general traffic journey times. To do this we assessed how London's roads would operate in 2021, considering population growth, committed developments and other road improvements. We then tested how London's roads would operate in 2021 with the changes proposed as part of this scheme. This allows us to isolate the predicted impacts of this proposed scheme from other changes which are not part of this consultation.

Junctions have been designed to operate as efficiently as possible while accommodating new pedestrian and cycle facilities at Shepherd Bush. As a result of the scheme bus and general traffic journey times around Shepherds Bush Green are forecast to improve during both morning and evening peak periods as result of the proposed road changes.

This is due to a number of factors including a predicted reduction in traffic around Shepherd Bush Green and on the approaching roads. This is predicted as a result of there being fewer traffic lanes between Shepherds Bush Green and Holland Park Roundabout, therefore drivers are forecast to choose alternative routes. In addition, there would be an improved new junction design at Uxbridge Road and Wood Lane.

Finally, the new east bound bus lane on the north side of the Green also improves bus journey times. Wait times for all of the pedestrian crossings throughout this section would operate similarly to the existing situation with pedestrian movements to and from Shepherds Bush Tube station linked.  

Summary table of the peak time journey impacts (PDF 190KB)  

Parking, waiting and loading proposals for Shepherd’s Bush

Our proposals include changes to parking and loading bays and their hours of operation. During the consultation period we will contact premises  we think could be affected. If you think the proposals could affect you or your business, please contact us to let us know. We encourage you to discuss these proposals with your suppliers.

Please click on the sections above to find out details of the scheme, or on the links below to view maps of the proposed changes to parking, waiting and loading:

Parking and waiting plan (PDF 263KB)

Loading plan (PDF 256KB)

Areas

  • Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Kensington & Chelsea

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Roads