Monday saw the start of the month long work to implement the West Ealing CPZ. The first white lines were marked out in Coldershaw Road. However, there is some concern that local traders may lose out because the plans include switching some 19 stop and shop bays along Coldershaw Rd, Canberra Rd and Leeland Terrace to shared use. The stop and shop bays will be confined to Leeland Rd and the car parking behind and beside the library. On the face of it this seems to mean fewer short-term bays (usually 30 minutes) for people coming to shop in West Ealing as these 19 bays could be used by long and short stay visitors as well as permit holders. Will this change from stop and shop to shared use affect local businesses? Will shoppers not bother trying to park in West Ealing and take their trade elsewhere?
Worth taking a look at this local internet tv interview about the legality and impact on businesses of the West Ealing CPZ