Have your say on Hillingdon Council's Cycling Strategy

Monday 20 May, 2024: Residents are being invited to have their say on Hillingdon Council's plans to improve cycling provision and encourage more residents to get riding.

A group young children with their bikes and cycling instructors, wearing high-vis and helmets
The council has published its draft Cycling Strategy - a 10-year vision outlining its ambitions to enable more people to make trips in the borough safely and easily and improve infrastructure.

Residents, businesses and visitors are being asked to have their say on the draft strategy ahead of a final version being launched later this summer.

Among the proposals is the delivery of eight new dedicated cycle routes. A key element of the consultation will be looking to understand which of those routes residents favour most, which will enable the council to prioritise delivery.

The council has already overseen the installation of many kilometres of dedicated cycle network, and helped thousands of young people get free cycle training, but there remain obstacles to getting more residents out pedalling.

The strategy sets out how the council will seek to address those, in particular by utilising the borough's green spaces and towpaths to help residents traverse the borough without having to use busy roads, which can be hostile to new or inexperienced cyclists.

Cllr Jonathan Bianco, Hillingdon Council's Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Property, Highways and Transport, said: "We're committed to creating a green and sustainable borough with thriving healthy households.

"By facilitating more safe, car-free travel options for residents it will remove non-essential and polluting journeys from borough roads, while helping residents to lead active, healthy lifestyles.

"We want to hear from residents and other stakeholders to ensure our ambitions align with residents' needs, so that what we deliver will be well-used and also represent good value for money for everyone."

Have your say on the draft strategy before the deadline on Tuesday 4 June.


Page last updated: 20 May 2024