Hounslow Council has announced permanent measures to address the climate emergency, congestion, and air pollution and make streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists in south Chiswick.
The decision follows extensive engagement with residents, businesses, the emergency services and other interested parties throughout the trial period, with the Council making the changes to the scheme based on feedback received. The council thanks all who gave feedback on the scheme through the formal consultation from 24 January 2022 to 7 September 2022.
The trial measures, which took place since January 2022, aimed to achieve these goals by reducing the amount of traffic between the A316 and A4. The traffic surveys undertaken during the trial demonstrate that overall traffic volumes have decreased within the area and show no significant increase in traffic on the surrounding main roads.
This means the access restriction on Staveley Road will remain through a permanent Traffic Management Order. This will see the implementation of a permanent barrier at the junction of Burlington Lane and the A316.
Residents and businesses in the area and other eligible groups, including carers, can apply for an exemption to the access restrictions in south Chiswick. Full details on eligibility are available here. As part of this and based on feedback, there will now be access exemptions for all carers, irrespective of whether they hold residential parking permits. In addition, further warning signs will be added on A316, and taxi exemption signs will also be fitted in the area.
Councillor Katherine Dunne, deputy leader of the Council and cabinet member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, said: “We are aware that there is a range of views across the spectrum on these measures, and we are committed to making the liveable neighbourhoods work for residents in Chiswick.”
“These measures are just one part of our wider strategy to increase sustainable travel across the borough, tackle the climate emergency and make our roads safer.”
Hounslow Council undertook extensive public and stakeholder consultation during the trial period from January 2022 to September 2022.
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