Mayor Sadiq Khan is asking Londoners for their views on a new 6km segregated cycle superhighway linking Kensington Olympia to Brentford.
In addition to making it easier and safer to cycle, City Hall says Cycle Superhighway 9 will include “significant improvements” for pedestrians, including new crossings, and reduce traffic on some local residential roads.
Launching a public consultation on the scheme, Mr Khan said: “As the capital continues to grow, it is vital that we encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle to improve health, productivity and air quality.
“That’s why I’ve set out bold plans to change the way we look at how our transport network and committed record levels of investment to improve cycling.
“This new cycle superhighway will bring a high-quality segregated cycle lane to west London for the very first time.
“It will make a real difference in encouraging Londoners of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and improve conditions for pedestrians across the area.”
Will Norman, the Mayor’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “I’m delighted that we can today announce nearly 6km of new segregated cycle lanes for London.
“Cycle Superhighway 9 will be hugely important in helping cyclists in the west travel safely and inspire many more Londoners to take up cycling for the first time.
“It also includes significant improvements for pedestrians that will make walking around the local area more appealing and encourage even more people to add both walking and cycling to their daily routines.”
Leon Daniels, Transport for London’s Managing Director of Surface, said: “Giving more people access to safer cycling and easier walking gives huge benefits to London.
“This is why I’m so pleased we’re able to announce our latest proposal for west London.
“We want people who live and work in this area to let us know what they think to our plans so we can make them work for as many people as possible.”
The Cycle Superhighway 9 consultation is available on the TfL website and runs until October 31st after which TfL will analyse the responses received ahead of publishing its final proposals next year. It’s hoped that construction will start before the end of 2018.