Staines Road, Hounslow – Walking and Cycling Improvements

Closes 12 Dec 2022

Opened 14 Nov 2022

Overview

We would like your views on proposed improvements to cycling and walking facilities on Staines Road, Hounslow.

What are we proposing?

The London Borough of Hounslow is proposing highway improvements, with a particular focus on cycling and walking, on Staines Road between Hounslow town centre at Bell Square and its junction with Wellington Road North/South.

The key changes being proposed are outlined below. A Glossary of design features and terms for the scheme – e.g. cycle track, continuous footway - is provided in the related documents section below.

Summary of the key changes

Cycling

  • Introduction of new formal cycle facilities between Wellington Road and Hospital Road (both directions) and Upton Road and Bell Square (eastbound) through the construction of:
  • 790 metres of dedicated cycle tracks, (kerbed cycle facilities separating  cycles  from motor traffic).
  • 510 metres of mandatory cycle lanes (cycle lanes marked on the carriageway, including 95 metres of shared bus lane).
  • 180 metres of shared use footways (areas of footway which can be used by both pedestrians and cycles) at the bus stop outside No.245 Staines Road between Wivenhoe Court and Orchid Gardens, Bell Square and outside No.28 Staines Road (Tesco Express)
  • New cycle logo road markings will be introduced throughout the remaining sections of the route. The junction of Steve Biko Way will also be raised.
  • Advanced Stop Lines for cycles on all approaches to each signalised junction, to improve priority for cycles.
  • Direct cycle links into service road fronting Quality Foods from both the south and the east, including converting the crossing at Bell Square to Toucan, to provide direct cycle link to Staines Road from Bell Square.
  • Placing cycle tracks behind parking bays, in line with design guidance, so that vehicles do not need to cross cycle facilities to access bays.

Cycling and Pedestrian

  • Improved pedestrian and cycle priority and crossing facilities at all the junctions along Staines Road through the introduction of raised side road entry treatments, continuous footways (where traffic volumes are low) and the conversion of small accesses to vehicle crossovers.
  • Provide a by-pass for pedestrians and cyclists at the westbound Hibernia Road to provide separate space for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers here.

Pedestrian

  • Improvements to pedestrian crossings at signalised junctions:
  • Steve Biko Way - a reduction in crossing stages on each road from two to one;
  • Hospital Road – a reduction in crossing stages on Staines Road from two to one. Including the addition of a crossing on the Hospital Road arm of the junction for the first time.
  • Adding Countdown at both junctions, and at Wellington Road.
  • Re-paving the footways in areas of highest pedestrian use, to improve the quality of the public highway.

Other Improvements

  • New eastbound bus lane between Steve Biko Way and Bell Square, to reduce delays for buses.
  • Re-positioning of the bus stop at Wivenhoe Court. The new location will remove the possibility for stopped buses to create delays at the Wellington Road junction and allow a wider area of footway to be provided, to be shared with cyclists.
  • Additional parking and loading bays between Laburnum Grove and Cromwell Road junctions, to provide facilities at shops and businesses in this area. The bays will be provided at footway level, to prevent obstruction of the carriageway.
  • Tree planting - The proposals require the removal of two trees. Four new trees will be planted in their place.
  • Traffic signals modification, to optimise signal timings for all traffic, including buses.

Why are we proposing this?

The Council is committed to providing improved facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, making Hounslow’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.

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.

How to respond 

Please complete our short survey by clicking on the ‘Give us your Views’ link below.

To view a plan of the proposals a copy of the consultation letter, and a glossary of design features and terms, please see the ‘related documents’ section at the bottom of this page.

We welcome your feedback and would ask that you provide your feedback on the scheme by Monday 12th December 2022.

If you require this information in an alternative format, please contact us by emailing traffic@hounslow.gov.uk or calling 020 8583 3322.

Drop In Sessions

During the consultation, Two Drop In sessions will be held at Hounslow Library, Hounslow House, Bath Road, TW3 3EB where Council Officers will be available to answer any queries you may have. These sessions will be held on:

  • Thursday 24th November 2022, 16:00 – 19:45; and
  • Monday 5th December 2022, 15:00 – 19:00

Why your views matter

We're carrying out this consultation to hear your views on the proposals, we welcome your feedback and would ask that you provide your feedback on the scheme by Monday 12 December 2022.

Give us your views

Areas

  • Central Hounslow

Interests

  • Transport and Parking