It looks like the next cycle superhighway will be in West London

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London's latest cycle superhighway will link Olympia with Brentford (Source: Getty)

Cycle Superhighway 9, the capital's next segregated cycling route, could run from Kensington Olympia to Brentford, plans outlined by the Mayor of London suggest.

Sadiq Khan launched a consultation today on a new 6km route, which will link the two areas via Hammersmith Road, Chiswick High Road, Brentford High Street and Kew Road. It could eventually even be extended as far as Hounslow. 

The idea is that it will bypass the notoriously difficult-to-navigate Hammersmith Gyratory, as well as Kew Bridge Junction, the mayor said.

The consultation also includes improvements for pedestrians, with new traffic light crossings and upgrades to current pedestrian crossings. 

"This new cycle superhighway will bring a high-quality segregated cycle lane to west London for the very first time," said Khan today. 

"It will make a real difference in encouraging Londoners of all ages and abilities to get on their bikes and improve conditions for pedestrians across the area.”

Will Norman, London’s Walking and Cycling Commissioner, added: “Cycle Superhighway 9 will be hugely important in helping cyclists in the west travel safely and inspire many more Londoners to take up cycling for the first time. It also includes significant improvements for pedestrians that will make walking around the local area more appealing and encourage even more people to add both walking and cycling to their daily routines.”

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