Junction Road (W5) area is a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that was introduced in mid-August 2020, on an experimental basis, made possible with funding from Transport for London (TfL). There is significant concern that large numbers of people will drive in order to avoid contact with others on public transport due to social distancing measures. This could potentially lead to a large increase in rat-run traffic through this area.
Residents in this neighbourhood will start to see the benefits of better air quality, reduced volumes of through traffic in their neighbourhood, making it a safer, calmer and quieter environment for walking and cycling.
Description of the scheme
There will be a temporary installation of wooden planters, removeable bollards, camera enforcement and accompanying signage to discourage rat-run traffic at the following locations:
- Junction Road/Lawrence Road junction – diagonal closure, through traffic movements restricted on Junction Road and Radbourne Avenue
- Junction Road/Murray Road junction – diagonal closure, northbound through traffic movements restricted on Junction Road
- Junction Road/Carlyle Road junction – diagonal closure, northbound through traffic movements restricted on Junction Road
- Junction Road/Darwin Road junction – diagonal closure, northbound through traffic movements restricted on Junction Road.
The emergency services and refuse vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists will remain unaffected and continue to have access through the road closures. All other vehicles may have to find alternative routes. Residents will continue to have access by car to their properties, but this may be via alternative directions.
Please note: LTN32 Junction Road has been designed in collaboration with the London Borough of Hounslow, which is implementing a low traffic neighbourhood scheme south of the borough boundary near Darwin Road. The implementation of a diagonal closure on Whitestile Road/Enfield Road will restrict through traffic movements on Enfield Road and Junction Road, which form a key rat-run between Windmill Road (B452) and South Ealing Road (B455).
For more information on Hounslow’s scheme, please see North Brentford (Whitestile Road, Enfield Road, Challis Road) restrictions