Cycle route extension on Bath Road, Hounslow
LBH says [edited]:
The London Borough of Hounslow is proposing to make changes to a section of Bath Road, running between the Great West Road (A4) and Vicarage Farm Road, in order to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.
We recently completed the Hounslow West Cycle and Highway Safety Improvements on Bath Road and now propose to extend the cycle route from Vicarage Farm Road junction westwards to the junction with the A4. This proposal is to create a safer cycle lane mostly segregated from motor vehicles and pedestrians ... As well as the proposed cycle measures, this project aims to improve pedestrian safety by introducing raised entry treatments on all side road junctions along the route, enhancing existing pedestrian crossing facilities along this section of Bath Road and adding a Parallel Crossing (pedestrian & cycle) adjacent to Springwell Road. In addition, some changes are proposed to the existing bus stop eastbound, introducing a floating island to avoid conflict with cycle and pedestrian movements. To provide these cycle lanes there will be some localised road widening required on Bath Road and to improve current traffic flows where Bath Road meets the A4 junction. ... Looking beyond this project it is this Council's aim to extend these cycle proposals to link with Hounslow Town Centre.
The A3006 Bath Road is part of the Strategic Road Network within Hounslow and as such is an important and heavily used traffic corridor. The personal injury accident record on this section of road is higher than the borough average with 26 injury accidents over the last five years, five involving pedestrians (including two serious), five involving motor bikes and three involving cyclists.