Have your say on the future of Ealing’s transport

Ealing Council wants your views on the future of transport in the borough.

A bus drive across a pedestrian crossing

The draft Local Implementation Plan (LIP) is now out for public consultation and there are several events organised for the public to attend and give their views.

The LIP is a statutory document prepared by each London borough to implement the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy (MTS). It sets out the borough’s main transport objectives with a delivery and monitoring strategy highlighting how we are to progress our programmes with reference to the mayor’s priority areas.

The current LIP is valid until April 2011 when the council needs to produce a new one reflecting any changes to Mayoral transport strategy and our own priorities.

The council is now in the process of developing its second LIP which will set our objectives and key priorities for the period from 2011 to 2014 and it is on this draft that the council wants to gather your views. Proposals in this document include improvements to the Uxbridge Road, which will reduce congestion and increase safety.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said:

“This document defines the Council’s transport strategy and objectives for the next three years and it has a number of clear targets including elements such as increased walking and cycling. Congestion is second top of concerns identified in the recent annual Residents Survey so I am pleased that the proposals in the Local Implementation Plan aim to tackle it. The new plan becomes effective from April 2011 so now is the opportunity for people to have their say.”

Public meetings will take place at the following venues at 7pm:

Thursday 3 February 2011 – Greenford Hall, Ruislip Road, Greenford UB6 9QN

Monday 7 February 2011 – Ealing Town Hall, Uxbridge Rd, Ealing W5 2BY

Wednesday 16 February 2011- Oaktree Community Centre, Osbourne Road, Acton W3 8TY

Thursday 17 February 2011 – Dominion Centre, 112 The Green, Southall UB2 4BQ

Tuesday 22 February 2011- St Thomas Parish Hall, Boston Road, Hanwell W7 2AD

Further information is available by emailing:transportplanningservice@ealing.gov.uk or telephone (020) 8825 6000.