Holland Park Roundabout Consultation: Have Your Say

20 Feb 2024
Christophe at Holland Park Roundabout

What are the proposed changes?

Holland Park Roundabout/Shepherd’s Bush Green is one of London's most dangerous junctions. Residents now have a chance to share their views on TfL's proposed changes, which aim to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists and to reduce bus travel times.

These changes include:

  • Widening 4 existing pedestrian crossings including the ones opposite Shepherd’s Bush underground station as well as across Holland Park Avenue as well as widening of pavement and of the Holland Park Avenue island.
  • Installing a new signal-controlled pedestrian crossing for access to Shepherd’s Bush Green and introducing signal-controlled cycle crossings.
  • New sections of priority bus and cycle lanes (with 2 new signal-protected cycle crossings).
  • More sustainable drainage and greening.

Although most of these changes are occurring in Hammersmith & Fulham Borough, their impact will also be felt in Kensington & Chelsea Borough as they affect a critical junction of Kensington’s transport network.

The TFL consultation will be open until 3rd March.

Christophe at Shepard's Bush Green

I would encourage all residents, whether you approve of the current proposals or not, to have your say and fill in TfL Consultation before 3rd March.

Christophe Noblet, London Assembly Candidate for West Central

Why this matters: Christophe’s views as your West Central London Assembly candidate

"Holland Park Roundabout and Shepherd’s Bush Green is a dangerous and challenging area, a known accident hotspot! Many residents have said the junction needs changes, and having proper community engagement, comment, and critique for the proposals is vital.

That’s why it is so disappointing to see that the consultation was immediately politicised by local Conservative politicians, including the Kensington MP and West Central Assembly Member. They have both attempted to provoke opposition against the proposals by making them all and only about cyclists and by stoking more ‘culture war’ rhetoric.

Sadly, neither have seemed to be interested in listening to what residents have to say about the scheme or letting people express their views through the consultation process currently underway.

I would encourage all residents, whether you approve of the current proposals or not, to have your say and fill in TfL Consultation before 3rd March."

Christophe by crossing outside Shepherd's Bush Station

"Pedestrian and cyclist safety is a significant issue for both Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham Boroughs. More than 9 people are killed or seriously injured on our roads every month in each borough (monthly average since Jan. 2022 of 9.3 for K&C and 9.4 for H&F). Ideas to improve safety on our streets are therefore vital.

The initiatives to improve bus travel times are also particularly welcome. Congestion at Holland Park Roundabout has significant knock-on effects and causes bus delays across both boroughs. If bus reliability can be improved then there will be massive benefits to many residents.

Making active travel easier and safer and the use of public transport more reliable is something I wholeheartedly support to help address air quality issues. The Conservative-run Kensington & Chelsea Council say this is one of their priorities too, but have sadly seemed unwilling to engage constructively with TfL’s proposed changes. 

Is the proposed scheme perfect? Most likely not but it delivers genuine and real safety improvements for pedestrians and cyclists that are desperately needed there and is a good starting point."

Christophe at Holland Park Roundabout

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