PROGRESS FOR CYCLING ROUTES FOR CHISWICK
grow about cycling routes after death of a
young woman cyclist in Chiswick
the recent death of Marie Fox
at the northern end of Kew Bridge
the spotlight has fallen on
the inadequate provision for
local cyclists in the area.
Marie was crushed by a lorry
turning left onto the bridge.
Her mother has called for action
to make cyclists safer.
tragedy occurs as the Chiswick
Area Committee were considering
a report on cycling issues in
Chiswick written by the Director
of Environmental Services. The
London Cycle Network has been
developing a series of Priority
Strategic Routes with the aim
of identifying a high quality
London wide network by the end
of the year.
by the roadside at the scene
of the accident
of these Priority Strategic Routes pass through
Chiswick but some non priority routes have
Road - Heathfield Terrace - Belmont Road
- Chiswick Common Terrace - Turnham Green
Terrace - Bath Road
- Sutton Lane, North Acton Lane - Bollo
Lane - Barnes Bridge Station
responsibility for cycling in London will pass
from the London Cycle Network to Transport
for London this April. TfL will be producing
a report on the matter and has a budget £8mn
but there seems little room for optimism over
is alleged that a lack of foresight in transport
planning has been shown by the banning of cycling
in Chiswick Business Park. A report by the
Director of Environmental Services to the area
committee did highlight the possibility of
using section 106 money to improve local cycle
routes but failed to mention that a safe and
cheap route could be set up through the park.
local resident commented, "The idea that
Acton Lane is a viable and safe alternative
for cyclists is laughable. The layout at the
junction with Chiswick High Road is similar
to that where the accident occurred. "
are appealing for witnesses to the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to call PC
Richard Auty on 020 8247 6935.
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