"Make Dangerous Junction Safe Or Someone Will Get Killed"
Petition set up after recent accident at Windmill Road/ A4 crossing
Residents say a notorious junction connecting Ealing to the A4 must be made safer before someone is killed.
Concerns have increased following a number of recent accidents at the busy intersection at the end of Windmill Road.
The area - underneath the M4 flyover - features a small yellow box junction, traffic lights and a number of pedestrian crossings.
Traffic can continue straight across the A4 as well as turn both left and right from Windmill Road. However, sheer volume and roadworks mean it can often stacks up, with tail backs all the way up to Swyncombe Avenue.
Local drivers are aware of the hazards at the junction, but motorists new to the area can be taken off guard, with accidents happening more often.
Now a petition has been set up calling on TfL and the local authority to take action. It reads:
''Frustrated, angry drivers are putting lives at risk, not just other motorists but pedestrians, cyclists and above all the school children who cross the road every day. It must not take a fatality to get TFL and the Local Authority to do something to make this a safer junction for everyone.''
Petition organiser and local parent, Antoinette O'Hanlon says:
'' "The Make Windmill Road Safe petition on 38 Degrees has already exceeded 100 signatures within the first 24 hours of its launch. This shows how much concern there is within the local community about the safety of the Windmill Road/A4 crossing, a frequent site of traffic jams and collisions.
'' A petition to make the crossing safe was previously submitted to the Isleworth and Brentford Area Forum back in January 2014 but no obvious alterations or safety measures have been implemented since. We hope that a strong response to the 38 Degrees petition will send a powerful message to TFL and London Borough of Hounslow that our concerns about this treacherous junction can no longer be ignored."
June 1, 2015