By Simon Munk
Good news: CS9, between Olympia and Hounslow in West London,
looks like it will go to public consultation, at least in part, soon.
In 2010, a cycle superhighway between Hounslow and Hyde Park was one of the twelve radial routes proposed as the original “Cycle Superhighways”. Hounslow Council supported the idea, with officers putting considerable work into designing key junctions on the route. London Assembly members, including Darren Johnson, were also vocal in supporting it. But by 2013, plans were on hold – with TfL unable or unwilling to provide proper safe #spaceforcycling rather than “blue paint” designs; and Kensington and Chelsea’s Councillors also rejecting any Cycle Superhighway in their borough.