Wanting your comments on rush hour use of residential streets
The council has unveiled a set of proposals that aim to tackle the problems caused by rush hour motorists using residential streets in Earlsfield as rat runs.
The plans have been drawn following pleas from residents in Ellerton Road, who are concerned at the high number of cars and lorries using their street as a cut-through.
Traffic surveys have shown that the road is particularly busy during the morning and evening rush hours. As a result the council is now consulting residents across the wider area on its proposals. These are:
Transport spokesman Cllr Russell King said: "At this stage these are just proposals. It is important we hear the views of local people.
"These plans have been drawn up with the aim of securing an area-wide solution to the problem. The danger of taking action in just one or two streets is that it risks shifting the problem to a neighbouring road, which is why we have looked at the wider area.
"What we need to make sure of is that residents in other roads do not suddenly find themselves inundated with rush hour traffic. That is what we are trying to avoid and why it's important we hear from as many local residents as possible."
Consultation letters and leaflets have been delivered to all homes in the affected area. People are being urged to register their views by Friday October, 12.
The results of this public consultation will be considered by councillors in January. No decision will be taken before then.
For more information call (020) 8871 8202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
October 2, 2012