CS9 (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2019-07-18
Session date: 
July 18, 2019
Reference: 
2019/14428
Question By: 
Tony Devenish
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you accept that if CS9 goes ahead “Traffic flows on the Hogarth Lane section of the A4 to the west of Hogarth Roundabout are predicted to increase by 5% as a result of the proposed scheme resulting in more than 5,000 vehicles using this section of road per day.”?

Answers

Answer for CS9 (2)

Answer for CS9 (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response.

CS9 (2)

CS9 (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Transport for London (TfL)’s analysis has shown that there are almost 5 million short car journeys made every day in the Capital that could reasonably be cycled instead, highlighting the huge potential for cycling to replace many car trips. Schemes such as Cycleway 9 aim to introduce new and improved facilities for people walking and cycling, encouraging use of active and more sustainable modes of transport and thereby ­­reducing car journeys.

TfL’s traffic modelling forecasts local decreases in traffic volumes in some locations and increases in others. For example, there are slight increases on Hogarth Lane and decreases in other locations such as Kew Bridge Road, Kensington High Street, Wellesley Road and Chiswick High Road. TfL would actively monitor and manage traffic conditions following the delivery of Cycleway 9 to mitigate and manage traffic reassignment. Safety concerns are the number one barrier to people choosing to walk and cycle instead of drive, and I will, therefore, continue to promote the delivery of high quality walking and cycling routes.