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Inefficient road design causes tailbacks

Reported via desktop in the Streetspace Feedback category anonymously at 12:58, Fri 30 July 2021

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS2902064.

On the eastbound approach to Chiswick Roundabout, the road changes from 1 lane (+ bus lane) to 3 lanes. For most road users, the road effectively goes from 1 to 3 lanes.

When traffic is backed up to this 1->3 point it prevents access to all of the 3 lanes. Worst case scenario is that all the traffic picks the same lane leaving the other two lanes completely empty! Which means that traffic can only enter the roundabout at 1/3 of the theoretical rate. This in turn causes a queue all the way back to Kew Bridge junction, and sometimes even beyond (both towards Brentford and over the Kew Bridge).

If the end of the bus lane was moved a bit further west (perhaps to just after the bus stop) giving a short stretch of 2 lane road, might it help traffic flow sensibly into the final three lanes?

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    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by TfL at 13:30, Fri 30 July 2021

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