The Council wants to hear your views on its plans for changes along the West Ealing to Hanwell stretch of the Uxbridge Road. Key proposals include:
- New 20 mph zones in Hanwell town centre and West Ealing town centre to improve road safety
- Replacing the traffic lights at Hanwell Clock Tower (Boston Road junction) with a mini-roundabout to smooth traffic flow through Hanwell town centre. A zebra crossing and courtesy crossings would be introduced to help pedestrians. The one-way flow on Cherrington Road would be reversed to flow towards Church Road under this proposal
- Creating a mini-roundabout and pedestrian crossings at the Church Road/St George’s Road Junction
- Significant streetscape improvements which include a better defined town square at Hanwell Clock Tower, wider footways, new trees, removal of street clutter, re-energising underused public spaces in West Ealing
- Additional pedestrian crossings by Westminster Road and at Eccleston Road, Hanwell
- Removal of the westbound bus lane between Church Road and Eccleston Road to provide cycle lanes on both sides of the road
- More pay and display bays in West Ealing.
Work should start in summer 2013 and take place in phases over the next two years.
Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for environment and transport said: “This stretch of Uxbridge Road can be difficult for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike. Our proposals will make it safer for while also making it easier to travel through Hanwell and West Ealing.
“The proposed changes are the result of listening to residents over recent years and we are keen to hear the views of as many people as possible so we’re putting on a public exhibition as part of this consultation.”
For more information on the proposals visit the exhibitions at:
- Our Lady & St Joseph’s Parish Church, 52 Uxbridge Road in Hanwell on Tuesday, 12 March, 4-8pm
- St James Church, St James Avenue, West Ealing on Thursday, 14 March 3-7pm
Some of these ideas caused quite a stir at a recent Elthorne Ward Forum meeting and the West Ealing Centre Neighbourhood Forum has done a lot of work on transport and movement issues in West Ealing. I hope we will be able to hear the Forum’s thoughts on this blog.
You can find out more and comment online