Top Accident Hotspot gets Massive Public Backing

Residents have given their overwhelming support for Ealing Council’s plans to introduce crossings to make a West Ealing junction safer for pedestrians.

West Ealing Neighbours and Cllr Bassam Mahfouz at the Lido junction in West Ealing.

Ninety per cent of residents who took part in the consultation gave their backing for improvements to the Lido junction where Uxbridge Road meets with Northfield Avenue and Drayton Green Road, which has the highest pedestrian accident rate in Ealing. 

The council has been working with Transport for London (TfL) on proposals to make the junction safer for pedestrians, particularly the young, elderly and mobility impaired, while avoiding significant impact to traffic flow. The consultation was held after TfL approved changes to the junction. 

Improvements will include green man pedestrian crossings on all arms of the junction; moving a bus stop on Drayton Green Road and changes to road markings and signage. 

Councillor Bassam Mahfouz, cabinet member for Transport and Environment said: “We have been campaigning for some time to make this junction as safe as possible and it will certainly make a big difference to pedestrians using it. 

“We are keen to make Ealing as safe as possible and it’s great to receive such strong local support from residents who I’d also like to thank for their patience with this project. We are all looking forward to making the improvements for residents as soon as possible and will be finalising the details, taking on board comments that we have received.” 

David Highton, chairman of West Ealing Neighbours, a community group which has been campaigning for improvements to the junction, said: “We are delighted that the plans for safe crossings at the Lido will be going ahead and we thank everyone involved – the Council, TfL, and  all the local residents who worked so hard to make this happen. It will make a huge difference to everyone who lives and works in West Ealing.”