Traffic management measures planned for Creffield Road area
Creffield Road. Picture: Google Streetview
Ealing Council has announced that it is to consult residents on three more Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) including two in the W3 post code area.
They are also proposing a number of new cycles schemes in the new year as part of its second phase of traffic measures one of which will be in Park Royal.
The trial LTNs are at Creffield Road North, Creffield Road South and Hamilton Road, W5 which links the North Circular with the area south of Ealing Broadway.
The other cycle schemes are at Gordon Road East & West (W5) and Boston Manor Road (W7).
Consultation will begin from February 2021 under new arrangements mandated by the government which allow feedback to be gathered from residents prior to implementation. Previous LTNs were implemented using Experimental Traffic Orders which gave a one week notification period with comments only allowed once the scheme was in operation.
Further details of the consultations will be given in the New Year once the second phase has been confirmed and designs of the schemes are available. The council says that all households within the proposed new LTNs will be contacted by post with details of the schemes.
These schemes are being financed through a £20million Active Travel fund for London boroughs from the Department for Transport and Transport for London (TfL).
Councillor Jasbir Anand, cabinet member for environment and climate emergency said, “We are pleased the government has decided to give councils more time to consult on schemes before the implementation in phase two and feedback from local people will help us shape these projects going forward before any final decisions on the schemes are made.
“We need to take the pressure off the public transport system, which is running at lower capacity, as part of our ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. There is, of course also, a greater risk to health of travelling in an enclosed space.
“But, if those people who previously made their journeys on public transport now decided to jump in their cars instead, we’re going to exacerbate the air quality problems that we’ve already had for many years. Nearly 10,000 people were dying prematurely in London because of poor air quality.
“We are fully aware that local people have strong opinions on schemes such as LTNs, both for and against, which is why it remains vital that everyone has their say via our Commonplace website throughout the consultation and trial periods for current LTNs.
"We want to make our roads safer and more attractive for walking and cycling so that Ealing can do its bit to tackle the climate emergency."
Residents can visit the low traffic neighbourhoods' page of the council’s website for further information on the schemes.
You can email feedback to TrafficNotices@ealing.gov.uk, or post them to the Highways Service, Perceval House, 14-16 Uxbridge Road, W5 2HL, quoting reference ORD XXX.
December 17, 2020