Our ask in the Sands End ward of Hammersmith and Fulham proposes:
Safe prioritised routes along Wandsworth Bridge Road
Wandsworth Bridge Road is used quite heavily by cyclists as it’s the most direct way to get to the bridge from Kensington. It is a nightmare to cycle on, though, with very narrow cycle lanes on each side and lots of traffic. This road should be re-imagined, the area has become more residential. 20mph should be considered as well, especially to calm junctions.
You can support this ask on the main Space For Cycling site, or look at our full campaign promoting Space For Cycling in Hammersmith and Fulham. Or you can read on for our supporting evidence.
Supporting statistics for this proposal
For each of the wards we have combined a series of local statistics on traffic, the use of the local area and air quality to give an idea of the current situations in numerical terms. Each of these are presented in standard tables, followed by some commentary. We’ve attempted to summarise statistics in years between elections, which means the latest statistics are only for three years rather than four (highlighted by a *).
|KSI by mode||2010-12*||2006-09||2002-05|
KSI is the sum of deaths and serious injuries from collisions. In this ward there is only modest change in current figures, so with a year to run against the prior period it’s likely there may only be modest improvement for cycling and little for pedestrians.
|Traffic by Mode||2010-12||2006-09||2002-05|
There is 1 DfT count point in this ward. Taking 2002-05 as a base of 100, it is clear that cycling increased during the 06-09 period but has since seemingly declined. Car use is declining more steadily, but there are increases in vans and buses.
There are 5 schools in this ward with a total of 1675 pupils.
|Air Quality (ug/m3 annual mean)||2008||2011||2015 Target||2011 achieved|
Air quality in this ward has remained inside the EU limit for NO2 (40 ug/m3) in recent years. Reductions in PM10 by 2011 make reaching the 2015 target doubtful.
|Cars/Vans per 1000 people||358||434||-76|
|with no access to car/van||2681||1880||801|
In the most recent census we can see that there has been an increase of 339 in cars and vans owned in this ward, the only increase in the borough. Despite this increase, with 1178 more households, now 48% of households have no access to a car or van.
|Journey to Work||2011||2001||Change|
|Residents counted||10028||7498||+2530 (+34%)|
|Not employed||3346 (33.4%)||2686 (35.8%)||+660 (+25%)|
|Homeworker||721 (7.2%)||448 (6%)||+273 (+61%)|
|Commuting residents||5961 (59.4%)||4364 (58.2%)||+1597 (+37%)|
|Bicycle||490 (8.2%)||265 (6.1%)||+225 (+85%)|
|On foot||788 (13.2%)||558 (12.8%)||+230 (+41%)|
|Motorbike/moped||223 (3.7%)||140 (3.2%)||+83 (+59%)|
|Car/van driver||851 (14.3%)||1066 (24.4%)||-215 (-20%)|
|Car/van passenger||58 (1%)||60 (1.4%)||-2 (-3%)|
|Tube||1849 (31%)||1311 (30%)||+538 (+41%)|
|Train||526 (8.8%)||261 (6%)||+265 (+102%)|
|Bus||1044 (17.5%)||630 (14.4%)||+414 (+66%)|
|Taxi||53 (0.9%)||45 (1%)||+8 (+18%)|
|Other||79 (1.3%)||28 (0.6%)||+51 (+182%)|
The census shows some changes in car use again with 20% fewer residents commuting by car even with a third more residents in the area commuting to work. The greatest percentage increase has been in using the train, due to the new Imperial Wharf station, though it seems to only aid 265 residents in commuting to work. 225 more residents now cycle to work though still that makes only 490 in total.