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Increase Bicycle Signs on Either Side of Kew Bridge

Reported via desktop in the Pavement Overcrowding category anonymously at 18:43, Mon 4 October 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3041737.

Hello, I am writing to ask if something can be done to make clearer the fact that the bicycles are allowed (same as pedestrians) on the pavement of Kew Bridge. I cycle there every day in order to reach my work place and more than once I have received troubles and complains by the pedestrian, who are not happy to let me through. Therefore I am asking to reinforce the vertical signs (which are non-existent on the right hand side going towards Richmond) or create a cycle lanes, anything to make the life of cyclists easier. Thank you

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  • I am a cyclist so have sympathy with the above comment. It is entirely unclear that this is a ‘shared space’ as a result however cyclists really do need to be mindful of their speed and respect the fact it is dangerous to cycle at speed on the pavement when people are walking alongside - not least when they have children walking too. It is a matter of time before we see a really nasty accident if a cycle lane is not clearly marked on the pavement over Kew bridge. Cyclists please slow down and be considerate of others too

    Posted anonymously at 10:23, Wed 13 October 2021

  • There is a fundamental - and dangerous - misunderstanding here. TFL's own published plans for widening the roadway on Kew Bridge, and reducing the width of the west side (towards Richmond) footway, explicitly stated ‘Western footway narrowed and converted to pedestrian-only’ and ‘Existing shared-use footway for cyclist and pedestrians maintained on eastern footway’. It is therefore no surprise that the original poster has had issues with pedestrians when he/she is using the pavement on his/her way to Richmond: it is NOT a shared-use pavement and he/she is not meant to be there. Installing 'No-cycling' signs on the west-side pavement, so as to reflect and enforce the new rules, would of course remove confusion and reduce confrontation.

    Posted anonymously at 13:08, Mon 18 October 2021

  • This is a significant issue. The Brentford side of Kew Bridge is NOT a cycle Lane. TFL need to put signs up to say this is pedestrian only. The SOTG side is a dual pavement and cycle Lane. Cyclists (including ludicrously in my view electric bikes) shoot across the bridge on both pavements and many (not all) seem to believe they have a right over pedestrians/ runners. As a runner I spend most of my time in the road to avoid the cyclists which is just daft. Simple signage on the Brentford side of the bridge (the narrow pavement side) to say no cyclists could resolve this issue immediately.

    Posted anonymously at 13:27, Mon 18 October 2021

  • I am very concerned to read the posts that clarify the position as clearly cyclists are not aware and continue to feel they have /right of way'. Thank you for the clarification and I would urgently call for TFL to make this clear before an accident happens. My children were nearly knocked over by a woman (in the Richmond direction) insisting she was entitled to cycle (at speed) pointing to a very small blue sign - if this is not correct then it must be amended as a matter of urgency - if only so we can all adjust our expectations accordingly

    Posted anonymously at 13:22, Thu 21 October 2021

  • Thank you for your report. This will now be investigated by our team, where possible and appropriate action will be taken. We will aim to update you in progress within 10 days

    State changed to: In progress

    Posted by TfL at 15:42, Wed 1 December 2021

  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. This will now be investigated by our team and we will aim to update on progress within 10 days. If the issue you have reported is an emergency, we will aim to update you on progress within 24 hours

    Posted by TfL at 12:55, Fri 17 December 2021

  • I’m a little confused as to what you are investing? Your wrote to me on the 8th November confirming that your investigations had confirmed there is an issue and new signage would be put up on the west side to confirm this was a NO cycle pavement. The sooner these signs can be put up the better, it’s getting ridiculous the speed some cyclists are riding across both sides of the bridge but on the non cycle western side completely unacceptable. It really is an accident waiting to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 15:49, Fri 17 December 2021

  • *investigating

    Posted anonymously at 15:52, Fri 17 December 2021

  • I’m a little confused as to what you are investigating. You wrote to me on the 8th November confirming that your investigations had confirmed there is an issue and new signage would be put up on the west side to confirm this was a NO cycle pavement. The sooner these signs can be put up the better, it’s getting ridiculous the speed some cyclists are riding across both sides of the bridge but on the non cycle western side completely unacceptable. It really is an accident waiting to happen.

    Posted anonymously at 15:53, Fri 17 December 2021

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    Posted anonymously at 01:57, Mon 20 December 2021

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    Posted anonymously at 00:21, Wed 29 December 2021

  • You are incorrect - the West side of Kew Bridge is a pedestrian only side. The original plans show this as does the confirmation from Hounslow Council who have reconfirmed that they are going to put signage up to say no cycling on this side. The East side of the bridge (strand on the green) is a shared cycle and pedestrian pavement.

    Posted anonymously at 08:57, Wed 29 December 2021

  • The%20new%20consultation%20will%20also%20propose%20a%20second%20southbound%20traffic%20lane%20on%20Kew%20Bridge%20to%20improve%20the%20efficiency%20of%20the%20Kew%20Bridge%20junction.%20In%20addition%2C%20the%20changes%20will%20make%20crossings%20wider%20and%20easier%20to%20use%2C%20with%20cyclists%20signalled%20separately%20from%20conflicting%20traffic%20at%20the%20Kew%20Bridge%20junction.%20Banning%20the%20right%20turn%20for%20vehicles%20will%20also%20reduce%20the%20likelihood%20of%20collisions%20at%20this%20junction.

    Posted anonymously at 00:32, Thu 30 December 2021

  • I concur with the concerns raised above and am deeply concerned at the amount of time it is taking to put ‘no cycling’ signs up on the Western side - how hard can it be? I’d be happy to organise it myself given I believe it is only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or worse. Come on TFL / Hounslow council this is a matter of safety and should an accident tragically occur you can no longer say you did not know given the emails listed above.

    Posted anonymously at 07:31, Thu 30 December 2021

  • State changed to: Internal referral

    Updated by TfL at 13:54, Thursday 17 February 2022

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