In recent years, residents have been in touch with West Harrow Councillors about issues relating to traffic on several West Harrow roads.
While this is not an official consultation, the below survey is to canvass opinion on a prospective plan for traffic calming measures.
If there is enough support, Councillors will present this petition to the council, with an official consultation process to follow.
We, the undersigned residents of West Harrow, would like the council to:
– The unacceptable level of traffic and congestion on our residential roads due to their use as rat runs between Pinner and Harrow or North Harrow and Harrow on the Hill/South Harrow.
– That this leads to dangerous driving, putting the lives of our children and vulnerable at risk when crossing the road
– with a high number of drivers regularly ignoring the 20mph speed limit. It also leads to regular ‘road rage’ type incidents as cars drive up to each other with nowhere to go.
– That the speed bumps currently in situ are ineffective and can lead to structural damage to nearby houses from the vibrations as cars drive over them at speed.
– That these issues have been raised with the council on previous occasions.
– Review the traffic and speed calming measures currently in place on Vaughan Road, Butler Road, Butler Avenue and Drury Road- taking into consideration congestion and speed, including the number of cars driving up head to head.
– Conduct the necessary analysis on whether a one-way system would calm traffic and congestion. Specifically:
o One way down Vaughan Road from Wilson Gardens to Bessborough Road.
o One way down Butler Road from Butler Avenue to Drury Road.
o One way down part of Drury Road between the junction with Vaughan Road to where Lance Road meets Drury Road. –
Install further speed calming measures:
o Pinch points at key entry and exits like at the Bessborough Road end of Butler Avenue, the top of Butler Road and the Whitmore Road end of Drury Road.
o 20mph electronic smiley face signs.
o Or any other measures suggested by relevant expert officers including different types of speed humps.
– And that these measures to be enacted as soon as practicable by Harrow Council.