Half of Richmond residents say they have been affected by Hammersmith Bridge closure

More than fifty per cent of residents living in the Richmond Borough have said that they have been drastically affected by closer of Hammersmith Bridge.

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During June and July, the council held a consultation by speaking to over 2,000 locals and the results of those conversations have now been passed to both Hammersmith & Fulham Council (LBHF) and Transport for London (TfL).

Cllr Alexander Ehmann, Chairman of the Transport and Air Quality Committee for Richmond Council, said: “Together with Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL, we have committed to making sure that residents on our side our both informed and engaged on the future of the bridge.

“Whilst this was an informal consultation, it has given us a clear understanding on the experiences of residents and businesses.

“We will continue working with both organisations and will feedback when we have clarity on their plans for the bridge’s future.”

Richmond council carried out a survey to find out how the bridge closures were affecting the lives of people whose commute involved Hammersmith Bridge.

Around 2,707 Richmond residents and businesses shared views on areas such as traffic congestion, air quality, parking, accessibility, public transport and the future of Hammersmith Bridge.

The feedback has now been evaluated and placed in a report that has been passed onto Hammersmith and Fulham Council and TfL.

To see a copy of the report, go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/hammersmith_bridge

To see the full report of the survey results, go to: www.richmond.gov.uk/hammersmith_bridge

Please note that whilst the bridge is currently closed to all motor vehicles including cars, vans and buses, the pedestrian walkways are open to walkers and runners.

Cyclists can use the tarmacked road and motorbikes may be wheeled, but not ridden, across the bridge.

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