Fishers Lane is at the very south of Ealing’s boundary with Hounslow. It runs from South Parade in Ealing under the tube lines and connects to Chiswick High Road.
It is open to pedestrians, cyclists and buses, but not to cars.
Southfield’s own councillors say this is a ‘disaster’ and are campaigning to reopen Fishers Lane to unlimited motor traffic.
PLEASE consider the full story…
OPENING FISHERS LANE TO CARS MEANS MORE TRAFFIC IN SOUTHFIELD
- Reopening Fishers Lane means up to 600 extra cars going through an hour on most days and up to 1000 an hour on Fridays
- Most of these cars are non-local and just cut through Chiswick (e.g. from Shepherd’s Bush to the A4)
- Many of the drivers that used Fishers Lane would also drive through our residential roads
- Opening Fishers Lane to cars means there WILL be MORE cars on our roads
- Residential roads in Southfield will be busier, noisier, dirtier.
REOPENING FISHERS = MORE ACCIDENTS AND POLLUTION
- An extra 600-1000 cars an hour will pass children using the playground, park and Rocks Lane sports centre, or walking to school
- There is no pedestrian crossing opposite the playground so children are at risk
- The junction of Fishers Lane and Chiswick High Road had the highest accident rate for pedestrians and cyclists before cars were excluded. It is now quieter and safer.
- Fishers Lane is the ONLY car-free bike route connecting Southfield to the High Road
FISHERS LANE MYTHS
- South Parade is jammed with cars
- Buses are being held up on South Parade
- Pollution is increased
FISHERS LANE FACTS
- South Parade is free-flowing almost all the time
- The traffic queues seen when Turnham Green Terrace was closed and Acton Lane had waterworks are gone.
- The 94 bus east and westbound journey times on South Parade are unchanged
- Air Quality Analysis shows reduced NO2 concentrations on Fishers Lane and almost no change on Acton Lane