Raised tables get support in Hanwell

Ealing Council is to install raised tables at a busy junction in Hanwell as part of a package of measures to improve road safety.

Raised table

This comes after the plan received support from more than 70% of local residents who took part in a recent consultation.

Raised tables reduce collision rates by slowing traffic. They make it easier for pedestrians to cross the road and also increase drivers’ awareness of them.

The raised tables will be built across the junctions of Church Road and St Georges Road where they meet with Uxbridge Road.  Work to install the raised tables is due to start before the end of the month.

This is the initial measure in a package of road safety improvements planned for the area. The draft Local Implementation Plan (LIP), which is currently out for consultation, includes proposals to fund transport improvements along the Uxbridge Road corridor through Hanwell and West Ealing next year and the year after.

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said: “We wanted to make immediate improvements at this busy junction to make it safer for all road users. We asked Transport for London (TFL) for a green man crossing at this junction, but this was refused on the basis it would significantly increase congestion. The raised tables will make a huge difference, but these are just the first steps of further improvements that the council is exploring and in the meantime we will closely monitor this junction.”