Images above: Fisher’s Lane where it passes under the railway bridge; zebra crossing to the north of the bridge
Ealing Council has published its plans to make the road underneath the railway bridge at Fisher’s Lane accessible by buses and cycles only. The road will form part of a cycle route from Ealing to Chiswick High Rd. Cars wanting to get from South Parade to Chiswick High Rd will now have to take the route along Acton Lane, to the mini roundabout beside Chiswick Park station and Sainsbury’s, or go all along the Bath Rd to the Goldhawk Rd, as Turnham Green Terrace has also become a no through route.
The banning of vehicles other than buses from this route is part of Ealing Council’s long term strategy to encourage active travel – ie. walking and cycling.
Image above: plan for Fisher’s Lane
Image above: enlargement of the top half of the plan
Image above: enlargement of the bottom half of the plan
LB Ealing applied for £1M worth of funding from Transport for London’s Streetspace fund. It was awarded £205,714 in the first round of funding announced in June 2020.
The council is planning:
- 9 Low Traffic Neighbourhoods and one road closure
- 2 cycle routes – one will run the entire length of Uxbridge road and the other between East Acton and Chiswick
- Improvements to the footway extension whereby the water filled barriers will be replaced by bolt down kerbs. This will be more cost effective in the longer term.
- Temporary one way on King Street, Southall to enable footway widening
- Implement footway marking stencilling at 60 Ealing schools
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See also: Chiswick transport schemes – details