Residents Given More Time to Speak Up on Cycling

Council's consultation extended until February 2

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Residents are being given more time to have their say on the future development of cycling in Hammersmith & Fulham.

The consultation period for H&F Council's draft cycling strategy, which sets out the council's goals to encourage more cycling in the borough, has been extended.

The consultation is open to all residents, not just cyclists, so whether you're a pedestrian or lorry driver, all input will be used to help shape a greener, safer road environment for everyone.

The extended consultation period now ends on Monday, February 2.

H&F Cabinet Member for the Environment, Cllr Wesley Harcourt, says: " We want to make cycling easy and safe for everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham, including pedestrians, motorists and of course for cyclists of all types, from commuters and those keeping fit, to those just nipping to the shops. We want as much input from residents as possible to inform this strategy."

Since 2010, there has been a 110% increase in the uptake of cycling in H&F, compared to 69% across the rest of London.

H&F Council understands many people are scared to cycle on the borough's busy roads and several of the strategies proposals seek to address this. Among the plans are five new 'Quietways' - routes with little or no traffic, for people preferring a more relaxing ride, as well as improvements at junctions identified as being problematic for cyclists.

For faster commuter cyclists, segregated cycle tracks will be developed along the A40 Westway and the A315 Hammersmith Road.

John Griffiths, chairman of the cycling campaign group HFCyclists which helped inform H&F's draft strategy, says: "Overall we are very pleased with it, but the commitment to do things for cyclists on Hammersmith Bridge and Hammersmith Broadway should be much stronger."

To take part in the consultation, complete this online survey by February 2.

Or for more details or to make suggestions about cycling locally, email: cycling@lbhf.gov.uk.

January 23, 2015