Fed up with your road being used as a rat run? Too much traffic? Residents in south Chiswick – ie. below the A4 – are being asked to comment on how they want traffic in the area to be managed.
Those of us who live in this bit of Chiswick know well the effect of being boxed in by the river and three major roads, unable to get out by car when the traffic is in gridlock.
Money from the Mayor’s office is being managed by Hounslow to create a ‘liveable neighbourhood’. Measures will be taken to stop traffic using residential roads to bypass major roads and to promote walking, cycling and the use of public transport.
‘School streets’ may be introduced, involving the timed closures of streets around a school to encourage more walking and cycling and dissuade parents from driving their kids to school.
Step one is to measure the amount of traffic in the area. You may have noticed strips across some of the roads attached to boxes to measure traffic volumes.
Step two is for you to click on this link and comment.
‘We want to hear about the streets and spaces within the project area. This can be what works well, and areas that you like, as well as the issues and problems you experience on a day to day basis.
‘Examples could include roads you don’t feel safe to cross, areas where you struggle to access public transport, or streets where you feel there is too much traffic’.
The consultation continues till early November and there are several drop-in sessions with traffic officers at St Paul’s Church hall, 64 Grove Park Road, W4 3SB on the following dates:
– Tuesday 8th October: 5-7pm
– Saturday 12th October: 10am – 2pm
– Thursday 17th October: 5-7pm
The development of the Grove Park ‘piazza’ outside Grove park shops and the Dukes Meadows footbridge under Barnes railway bridge are also part of the project.
Read more stories on The Chiswick Calendar
See also: Cycleway work starts at Kew Bridge