Scheme to prevent local rat-running
Layout changes planned for Chiswick Road and Acton Lane by the exit
A new ‘Green Areas’ scheme for Chiswick Road and Acton Lane
is being implemented by Hounslow Council to attempt to eliminate through-traffic
on Chiswick Road - which currently carries more than 400 vehicles per
hour. The road has been a popular rat-run and had even been recommended
in the Evening Standard Motoring section as a short cut.
project also includes a range of measures to improve the local environment
and provide easier access for pedestrians to tube and bus stops.
Following extensive consultation on five options earlier this year,
the Council say that local residents and businesses overwhelmingly supported
the proposal to reverse traffic flow on Chiswick Road to discourage
The chosen scheme also involves reconfiguring the Acton Lane / Chiswick
Road / Essex Place junction to provide a simpler layout which will be
safer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians.
The first phase of the scheme, to widen Acton Lane and put in a zebra
crossing, and to construct an entry treatment across Essex Place, has
Chiswick Road "Green Areas" Scheme
by Transport for London, the work is being carried out by Hounslow Council,
and the entire project is scheduled for completion by the end of July.
Hounslow’s Executive Member for Cleaner Greener Neighbourhoods,
Councillor Ruth Cadbury, said: “This scheme heralds a major and
long-awaited improvement to the Chiswick Road environment. The new one-way
system will be particularly welcome for local residents, as it will
effectively put an end to the ‘rat-running’ along their
For more information, please telephone Tim Slack (020 8583 5206) or
Russell Roberts (020 8583 5204), or email the Transport Team at email@example.com
May 8, 2003
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