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Insufficient signage leading to pavement overcrowding and risk of injury

Reported via desktop in the Pavement Overcrowding category anonymously at 09:48, Thursday 13 January 2022

Sent to TfL less than a minute later. TfL ref: FMS3237172.

Parts of the pavement on the A316 in Chiswick is designated shared use for pedestrians and cyclists, and other parts have mandatory cycle lanes on the roadway. When heading west off the Hogarth Roundabout the first section of pavement on the south side of the road is shared use up to Corney Road where there is a clear sign indicating the start of a mandatory cycle lane which runs past house numbers 30 to 80 Burlington Lane and reverts to shared use again at the corner of Edensor Road. In the other direction, the south pavement is shared use until the corner of Edensor Road where a mandatory cycle lane starts for cyclists heading east. However, there is no signage informing cyclists using the southern pavement to travel east that they should cross the road and use the cycle lane on the roadway heading east. This lack of clear direction leads to cyclists continuing to cycle on the pavement past house numbers 80 to 30 Burlington Lane which in turn causes pavement overcrowding and a severe risk of collision and injury between cyclists and pedestrians. Several near misses and minor injuries have already been reported to the police and I feel that it is only a matter of time before a more serious incident occurs. This could all be avoided with improved signage particularly on the south pavement between Edensor Road and Corney Road heading towards the Hogarth Roundabout as is the case in the opposite direction.

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  • Thank you for taking the time to report this to us. It is much appreciated. It was investigated by our team and regrettably we are unable to resolve it through Streetcare. In light of this, you may wish to contact our customer services team on 0343 222 1234, or by using this web form https://tfl.gov.uk/ help-and-contact/ contact-us-about-streets-and-other-road-issues , who will be able to help you with this query

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by TfL at 11:06, Thursday 13 January 2022

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