Lido Crossing Plans Approved
Safer junction planned for west Ealing
Residents have backed plans to introduce crossings to make a West Ealing junction safer for pedestrians.
Ninety per cent of residents who took part in the Council consultation were behind 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.”
18th January 2012