CROSSING GETS FUNDING BOOST
for improved road safety on
the Avenue were celebrating
following news that a grant
has been made to fund a road
Acton Area Committee has given
£15,000 to fund a zebra
crossing at the southern end
of the Avenue by Bedford Corner.
The crossing will be a huge
benefit to children from three
local schools and hundreds of
local commuters who have been
forced to cross a stretch of
road notorious for speeding
cars. Accidents are a common
occurence on the road including
one fatality. Ironically another
crash occured on the road the
day after the decision.
site of zebra crossing at Bedford
Kelly, a local resident who presented the case
for the crossing at the Area Committee Meeting
said, "We'd very much like to thank Cllr.
Gray the chair of the AAC and our local ward
Councillors, Harvey Rose, Andrew Mitchell and
Kieran Ryan who spoke in favour of the scheme.
In addition the officers at the Transport and
Planning department at Ealing Council gave
Avenue has had a troubled history with a road
fatality leading to traffic calming measures
being implemented nearly a decade ago. The
design of the measures proved to unsatisfactory
and they were quickly removed with no attempt
to replace them with any alternative. The road
remains notorious for speeding and the area
is increasingly plagued with rat-runners. Some
residents argue that traffic has increased
on the road since the opening of Chiswick Business
plan has already been drawn up for the crossing
and local people will be consulted on the scheme.
The local Liberal Democrats for Southfield
Ward have recently surveyed people in the area
but concluded that support of a generalised
traffic calming scheme on the Avenue was mixed
but they believe the new crossing will serve
to help calm traffic on the road.
gets behind Avenue Crossing Plan
on the Avenue