I missed this story in the Sunday Times over the weekend. It covers improvements to traffic congestion that my colleague David Millican is making and focuses on the removal of traffic lights in particular. Millican had a piece published on the ConservativeHome blog today that covered the background to this story, see here.
It takes a while for these things to get into the press sometimes. This was discussed at the last Cabinet meeting on 7th April. You can see the paper here with all the details.
As is usual with these things go straight to the table at the back. We are spending Â£200K on some small schemes to reduce traffic congestion. We know that the Residents’ Survey showed that congestion is a big issue for a large proportion of people in the Borough, see graphic below, this scheme is a start to tackling this important issue.
The topic is also covered on the Ealing Today forum here. Robert Worley heard the item being discussed on Radio Five on Saturday night. As ever grumpy old Eric Leach gets it wrong again saying: “The story is not on the Council’s web site”. The council’s press release, issued on April 8th, is here.