Gunnersbury Lane/ Bollo Lane Junction

Meeting: 
MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Reference: 
2007/1154
Question By: 
Angie Bray
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It has been reported to me that the phasing of the traffic lights at the Gunnersbury Lane/ Bollo Lane junction are causing huge tailbacks, with anecdotal evidence suggesting that only two or three cars westbound are allowed through at a time. If this is the case, will you undertake a review of this arrangement?

Answer

Answer for Gunnersbury Lane/ Bollo Lane Junction

Answer for Gunnersbury Lane/ Bollo Lane Junction

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Approximately 6,000 pedestrians an hour move about this junction, the majority of which are leaving or entering Acton Town underground station. To safely accommodate pedestrians, a pedestrian stage is incorporated in each timing cycle when demanded, which requires all motoring traffic to stop to allow pedestrians to cross. The time allocated to the pedestrian stage is in accordance with Department for Transport guidelines in relation to crossing lengths. This site has been prioritised for commissioning on to Urban Traffic Control (UTC), which will improve the efficiency of the junction. This is expected to be completed by the end of July. In the interim, TfL engineers are conducting site visits to ensure signal timings provide the best balance for all road users under the current method of local control.TfL will discuss this matter with LB Ealing at the next regular liaison meeting, to take place in early July.