Ealing shows Southall plans

Southall june 2012A new 20 mile per hour speed limit, wider pavements and new central islands to make crossing the road easier are among proposals to completely redesign the layout of Southall Broadway.

The council is holding a public exhibition of their plans to improve the layout of Southall Broadway on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 June.

The “Southall Broadway Boulevard project” is part of Southall’s “Big Plan” which the council says will see more than £11m of investment in the town centre to tackle traffic problems, make walking easier and safer, regenerate the area and create more job and training opportunities.

Proposed changes to the layout of the Broadway between Stanley Road and South Road include more loading bays, wider pavements, a 20mph speed limit, extra reservations and crossing points, the removal of a bus lane, and improved street lighting and greenery.

Cabinet member for transport and environment, councillor Bassam Mahfouz said: “Southall Broadway is a popular shopping destination but on average one pedestrian a month is involved in accidents crossing the road, there is a lot of congestion and pavements are busy. We’ve come up with innovative ideas to address these issues.”

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