Cycle Superhighway on the A40 Westway

A public consultation has been launched on the part of the East-West Cycle Superhighway that is to run along the A40 road (from Paddington to Acton) – that includes a segregated cycle lane on the elevated section of the Westway.

One lane of the Westway heading east will effectively be removed and converted into a cycle lane for use in both directions. The proposals will have an impact on journey times for vehicles based on TfLs modelling. Some routes in certain directions and certain times will improve, while others will get worse.

Of particular concern is that the journey from Gipsy Corner to Westbourne Bridge could be 4-6 minutes slower, and the trips between Holland Park Roundabout and the Paddington area in the morning peak could be 8 to 10 minutes slower, with long queues resulting. However TfL say they are investigating a number of measures to reduce the delay and the scheme will not go ahead unless it is reduced.

Road users affected should make sure they respond to the consultation which is available here: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/cycling/east-west-phase-2?cid=east-west-consult

Roger Lawson

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