Pop-up segregation installed on King Street and Hammersmith Gyratory
Pop-up cycle lane on Hammersmith Road
Hammersmith & Fulham Council are introducing a range of measures across the borough to make social distancing easier and walking and cycling safer during the coronavirus lockdown.
Having already widened pavements in King Street and Uxbridge Road they plan similar schemes elsewhere and new segregated cycling lanes are being temporarily installed with bollards on key routes across Hammersmith, Shepherd’s Bush and White City.
More than two miles of pop-up cycle lanes have been marked out with barriers from King Street at the border with Chiswick, around Hammersmith gyratory and down Hammersmith Road to Olympia, using more than 3,500 barriers.
“With fewer cars on the road, this is the opportunity to support businesses and keep commuters safe by improving our public spaces for pedestrians and cyclists,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for the Environment.
Pop-up cycle lane on King Street
“The temporary cycle lane will help take the pressure of public transport at a critical time.”
A second set of pop-up cycle lanes will soon be installed in Shepherd's Bush at the beginning of June. These routes will include Uxbridge Road, Shepherds Bush Green and Wood Lane
Proposals to transform the public realm with neighbourhood road closures, and pop-up planters and allotments are being drawn up.
Tables, chairs and planters on a pedestrianised street in Hammersmith
Localised schemes could include introducing more space for dining outside of cafes and restaurants
“We’re asking people to practise social distancing to stop the contagion and save lives yet in many cases our pavements simply are not wide enough,” said Cllr Harcourt.
The council will also be introducing partial road closures to allow more pedestrians and cyclists to travel safely on some routes that join with the Thames Path. This includes Black Lion Lane and Rivercourt Road in Hammersmith, and Stevenage Road in Fulham. These closures will be marked with barriers and will be clearly signposted.
Plans to create wider footways in Lillie Road and Fulham Palace Road in Fulham are also being investigated. Pop-up planters and pop-up allotments will be trialled to help improve air quality and residential areas.
June 5, 2020