by Tiana May
04 Jul 2022
Transport for London (TfL) has completed major improvement works on the roads around Hammersmith gyratory, unlocking a 5 kilometre cycleway from Kew Bridge to Hammersmith.
The changes aim to make it easier and safer to walk and cycle around the Hammersmith gyratory, one of London’s most intimidating junctions. This will hopefully encourage more people to walk, cycle and potentially even to use public transport in the area.
“Walking and cycling are absolutely essential to a more sustainable future for London and we know that there has been huge demand for cycling since the start of the pandemic. We're determined to ensure that all Londoners have access to safe cycling routes and the changes at Hammersmith gyratory will make a big difference to people walking and cycling through this key artery in west London. We'll continue to work with the capital's boroughs to make the case for more investment in schemes like these which enable more people to walk and cycle.”
TfL has implemented several key changes to construct the cycleway in partnership with Hammersmith & Fulham Council:
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