Back in August an employee of a local business raised the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Airedale Road and South Ealing Road with various councillors including me. I asked the transport planning people to look into it and they have just reported back after a site visit on 11th October. The picture above shows how obscured the pedestrain crossing can be as you drive north up South Ealing Road. This picture is a worst possible case as there is a van parked in front of the crossing. That said there is nothing to stop vans parking there.
One recommendation the transport people are likely to make is that the two parking bays in front of the crossing should be removed and the zig-zags extended. Although people won’t like losing the parking the crossing is well placed I think and well used so it best be safe. The photo makes it look like an open and shut case to me.
The greengrocer’s awning is another potential hazard but it is on their own property so it is hard to see what we could do about this.
Let me know what you think.