Ealing Council is asking for residents’ views on proposed work to make the Lido junction, in West Ealing, safer.
In September the council announced that after years of campaigning the Lido junction was finally set to benefit from pedestrian crossings. The council is now asking for road users views on the proposals with the consultation open until Friday, 16 December 2011.Transport for London (TfL) gave approval for improvements to the pedestrian crossing facilities at the junction of Uxbridge Road with Northfield Avenue and Drayton Green Road in West Ealing. This junction, known locally as the ‘Lido’ junction, has one of the highest pedestrian accident rates in the borough.For the past 18 months Ealing Council has been working with TfL to develop a scheme that makes the junction safer for pedestrians particularly the young, elderly and mobility impaired, while avoiding significant delays to traffic. The scheme will see the introduction of green man pedestrian crossings on all arms of the junction as well as other measures to smooth traffic flow through the junction, including improved signage and road markings and changes to waiting and loading restrictions.
Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment, said:
“I am delighted that after years of discussions with TfL we have finally managed to get agreement to make improvements at this dangerous junction. The start of this consultation coincides with Road Safety Week. It shows we are putting road safety at the top of the agenda and listening to the residents of West Ealing who were crying out for safety measures at the Lido Junction.”
Anyone can give their views using this online questionnaire.