235 Bus Causes Traffic Confusion
Mary Macleod MP calls for meeting with TfL over Great West Quarter bus stop
Local MP Mary Macleod has called for a meeting with Transport for London to discuss the relocation of the 235 bus stop to Ealing Road, amidst growing concerns of GWQ residents.
At a recent public meeting hosted by Mary, residents raised a number of issues about the bus stop, which presently stands on the development’s central plaza. Residents are concerned the current bus stop has turned into a ‘depot’, with noisy buses outside flats as early as 5am. The primary concern however, is safety.
Bizarrely, buses navigate the plaza in an anti-clockwise direction causing confusion to other motorists, especially to infrequent visitors to Great West Quarter. Residents’ fears were realised last week when an accident occurred on the plaza involving a taxi driver who, not having anticipated the buses’ direction of travel, collided with a bollard.
Mary, who has already petitioned the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Transport for London to relocate the bus stop, commented:
“The accident at Great West Quarter is an indication that Transport for London must take residents’ concerns about the safety of the bus stop seriously. Happily, the taxi driver escaped without injury but the danger cannot be ignored any longer, especially when so many residents are families with children. I have urged Transport of London to meet with me as soon as possible so we can resolve this issue as soon as possible.”
September 4, 2014