Walking and cycling improvements – Southall Lane, High Street and Cranford Lane

Closed 28 Feb 2022

Opened 31 Jan 2022

Overview

We are seeking views on proposed changes to Southall Lane, High Street and a section of Cranford Lane in order to make the road safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

What are we proposing?

The London Borough of Hounslow is proposing to improve the cycling and walking facilities on Southall Lane, High Street and a section of Cranford Lane. The plans form part of the council’s long-term vision to encourage more people to walk and cycle by making Hounslow’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

The key changes being proposed are summarised below.

  • Introduction of new dedicated cycle tracks and shared use footways.
  • New Parallel crossing facilities, which are combined cycle and pedestrian crossings, on the mini roundabouts at Southall Lane / Hayes Road and High Street / Cranford Lane.
  • Provide a by-pass for pedestrians and cyclists at the bus stop adjacent to Costco on Southall Lane for when the bus stop is in use. This is subject to agreement with the landowner.
  • Improved pedestrian crossing facilities at all the junctions along Southall Lane and High Street.
  • Junction improvements at the entrance to the Quattro / Recycle 360 site on Southall Lane.
  • Widening of the existing zebra crossing on High Street, north of Cranford Community College.
  • Upgrading the existing zebra crossing on High Street, south of Cranford Community College, to a widened Parallel cycle and pedestrian crossing.
  • Increase the length of queueing lanes on all arms of the mini roundabout at High Street / Cranford Lane.
  • Infilling the existing inset bus stops outside Cranford Community College and the bus stop to the south of The Queen’s Head pub. 
  • Tree planting

The council is also proposing to implement a 7.5t weight restriction, except buses and for access, on Southall Lane and High Street, between Hayes Road and Cranford Lane, which is an amendment to the extent of the weight restriction that was consulted on in January and February 2020.

The start/end of the restriction to the north has been extended to Hayes Road, which will enable vehicles over 7.5t to access properties on Southall Lane from both directions, whilst removing through traffic on Southall Lane and a section of High Street.

Please see the ‘Related Documents’ section for full plans of the scheme.

Why are we proposing this?

The traffic collision data on these roads is higher than the borough average with 36 collisions in the five years preceding August 2021, with nine involving cyclists, four involving pedestrians and one involving a motorcyclist.

These proposals aim to create a safer environment for cyclists and pedestrians to encourage more people to use these healthy and sustainable forms of transport, whilst keeping traffic moving through this busy section of the road network.

Why your views matter

We're carrying out this consultation to hear your views on the proposals. We welcome feedback and comments that can help inform our plans and would appreciate you filling out the short survey below by clicking 'Give us your views'. The consultation will be open until Monday, 28 February 2022.

You can also submit your comments to us in writing by email or post - please send any comments to us (quoting: ‘Southall Lane improvements') to: traffic@hounslow.gov.uk, or by post to the following address:

Traffic, Transport and Parking, Hounslow House, 7 Bath Road, Hounslow TW3 3EB

Should you need this information in an alternative format, please email traffic@hounslow.gov.uk to request this.

Areas

  • Heston and Cranford

Interests

  • Transport and Parking