Traffic 'Madness' in W13
Residents demand action over local road
For years the residents of Felix Road in W13 have been pleading with the Council for an end to the traffic madness along their narrow, heavily-congested road. Outbreaks of road rage are regular and the reason for their frustration is well illustrated by this recent photo of a lorry trying to negotiate the dog-leg of Felix Road and Alexandria Road almost in front of St John's primary school.
Residents have been asking for a CPZ for years but in 2007 councillors at the then Hanwell Area Committee, for reasons still unclear, rejected its own proposal and ignored the wishes of local residents and sidelined plans for extending the existing Green Man CPZ further west to ease the problems in Felix Road.
In September 2009 WEN along with the Kingsdown Residents Association and the Five Roads Forum published its report on improving pedestrian safety at the Lido Junction. The report included proposals for improving the traffic flow along Alexandria, Felix, Endsleigh and Eccleston Roads.
We understand that there is the possibility of the Council once again reviewing the Green Man CPZ and consulting residents of Felix Road and other nearby roads about extending this CPZ.
We very much hope that the Council will not just implement such a review but also look at other possible ways of easing the traffic problems along these roads so that at last residents will no longer face the nightmare of jammed roads and road rage that have plagued them for so many years.
12 November 2010