Development of more and more flats, and the proposed development of more student dorms, mean that the population of Twickenham is about to grow markedly. Meanwhile the rush hour is already awful, getting through Richmond and Sheen is awful, we missed out on Crossrail; and nobody is proposing any more connections, despite the looming Heathrow expansion.
We need to either raise the Waterloo-Reading line onto a viaduct or dig it into a cut. Continuing to rely on level crossings all the way through Sheen and Mortlake is unacceptable. There is no sensible plan for the traffic in this borough which does not include the abolition of level crossings in areas with a high traffic flow.
We need to continue the M3 above the A316 as far east as Manor Circus, keeping the A316 freer for local traffic. There's a light-controlled roundabout every mile of the A316, and it does no good feeding that with motorway traffic, especially during the evening rush. This would also open up the A316 to more bus routes, taking matchday strain off of Twickenham proper. Easing off the A316 would also open up the possibility of a bus station around the Mogden Lane/Whitton Dene area, further improving access.
We need a direct, underground connection between Heathrow, Twickenham, and central London. This line would benefit from a match day station at the stadium to minimise foot traffic and disruption through Twickenham. It should ideally run through Marylebone, Euston, and Kings Cross in order to get fans straight to their outbound trains with the minimum of fuss, as well as serving West London destinations such as Westfield.
We need a bridge at Hammersmith which isn't terrifying. Keep the existing bridge at Castelnau for foot and cycle traffic, but build an adjacent one by compulsory purchase which is tough enough to take buses and lorries. The present arrangement, with checkpoints counting buses on and off to mind the mass, is absurd.
Something has to give.