Cyclists and pedestrians will benefit from plans by Transport for London and H&F Council to improve Hammersmith gyratory.
TfL and the council are consulting on the new proposals for Hammersmith gyratory, which would create a new segregated cycle way across the north of the traffic-filled junction.
“These bold, innovative plans underline our determination to make our roads safer for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. Minimising risk at Hammersmith gyratory is a big step in that direction,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.
“The gyratory is very intimidating for those crossing on foot and particularly to negotiate by bike. Improving safety here was one of the key elements of our Cycling Strategy launched last year. These new proposals would provide riders of all abilities with a safer, more direct route across.”
The plans will allow cyclists a direct path from HammersmithRoad to King Street, without having to run the gauntlet of cars and pedestrians.
The proposed transformation of Hammersmith would also include cyclist-specific signals at junctions to separate cyclists and motor vehicles., and wider sections of footway on King Street.
Currently, the imposing junction forms a major barrier to east-west travel by cyclists and the proposed improvements could decrease journey times. Work on the improvements could begin in 2017.