West Ealing North (W13) area is a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that was introduced in September 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 at the following locations:
- Endsleigh Road – full closure at Felix Road junction
- Green Man Lane – full closure between Singapore Road and Witham Road
Additionally, a one way-system travelling westbound has been introduced from Connaught Road with the junction of Alexandria Road.
A School Street is being created around St John’s Primary School on Green Man Lane. The north of Green Man Lane and Singapore Road junction will be closed with a temporary restriction on motorised traffic at school drop-off and pick-up times (Monday-Friday 8.30-9.30am and 3-4pm). Resident permit vehicles are exempt from the restrictions and remain unaffected. The barrier will be moveable and managed by the school.
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.