Our ask in the Shepherd’s Bush Green ward of Hammersmith and Fulham proposes:
Protected Space around Shepherd’s Bush Green and Holland Park Roundabout
Shepherd’s Bush Green and Holland Park combine as two gyratory systems side by side. Though through cycling is permitted on routes over the green, it works best for north-south journeys but is less useful for east-west. Given the width of the roads around the green protected space should be accommodated on the roads with convenient and direct entries and exists and should be funded from developer funding for redevelopment of White City. Coordination with Kensington and Chelsea is vital and we encourage it to solve Holland Park Roundabout as it is a barrier to many people on bikes.
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 have been dramatic improvements in safety for those in vehicles. However those on foot and on cycle are not seeing improvements. This is a great concern.
|Traffic by Mode||2010-12||2006-09||2002-05|
There are 7 DfT count points in this ward. Taking 2002-05 as a base of 100, it is clear that cycling increased during the 06-09 period but appears to have fallen back. It should be noted that the DfT count points likely miss the paths on Shepherd’s Bush Green but they are now several decades old. Car use is declining, but only shallowly perhaps due to the key point in the road network seeing through traffic and the opening of the Westfield shopping centre in 2007.
There are 4 schools in this ward with a total of 615 pupils.
|Air Quality (ug/m3 annual mean)||2008||2011||2015 Target||2011 achieved|
Air quality in this ward has come inside the EU limit for NO2 (40 ug/m3) in recent years but only just. Reductions in PM10 by 2011 make reaching the 2015 target doubtful.
|Cars/Vans per 1000 people||228||311||-83|
|with no access to car/van||3576||2785||791|
In the most recent census we can see that there has been a decline of 294 in cars and vans owned in this ward. 64% of households have no access to a car or van.
|Journey to Work||2011||2001||Change|
|Residents counted||9963||8244||+1719 (+21%)|
|Not employed||3063 (30.7%)||3054 (37%)||+9 (+0%)|
|Homeworker||638 (6.4%)||392 (4.8%)||+246 (+63%)|
|Commuting residents||6262 (62.9%)||4798 (58.2%)||+1464 (+31%)|
|Bicycle||522 (8.3%)||258 (5.4%)||+264 (+102%)|
|On foot||951 (15.2%)||697 (14.5%)||+254 (+36%)|
|Motorbike/moped||87 (1.4%)||89 (1.9%)||-2 (-2%)|
|Car/van driver||675 (10.8%)||799 (16.7%)||-124 (-16%)|
|Car/van passenger||49 (0.8%)||39 (0.8%)||+10 (+26%)|
|Tube||2497 (39.9%)||2079 (43.3%)||+418 (+20%)|
|Train||313 (5%)||225 (4.7%)||+88 (+39%)|
|Bus||1127 (18%)||579 (12.1%)||+548 (+95%)|
|Taxi||6 (0.1%)||13 (0.3%)||-7 (-54%)|
|Other||35 (0.6%)||20 (0.4%)||+15 (+75%)|
The census shows slight changes in car use again with 16% fewer residents commuting by car as drivers and a slight increase in passengers. The greatest percentage increase has been in cycling but only just ahead of that in buses. There has been striking change in people walking to work perhaps connected to Westfield.