Our ask in the North End ward of Hammersmith and Fulham proposes:
Safe prioritised junctions over A4 and measures on surrounding streets
Congestion in the area is bad, especially when North End Road is blocked or busier, this directs excess traffic into surrounding streets presenting a safety issue. The A4 presents a barrier and needs to have clearer junctions that make better use of the space available, by repositioning elements such as traffic lights. Heading south from Baron’s Court station is particularly awkward given traffic levels and a prioritised route should be planned away from each junction with the A4. Light timings are poor for pedestrians and need review.
You can support this ask on the main Space For Cycling site, or look at our full campaign promoting Space For Cycling in Hammersmith and Fulham. Or you can read on for our supporting evidence.
Supporting statistics for this proposal
For each of the wards we have combined a series of local statistics on traffic, the use of the local area and air quality to give an idea of the current situations in numerical terms. Each of these are presented in standard tables, followed by some commentary. We’ve attempted to summarise statistics in years between elections, which means the latest statistics are only for three years rather than four (highlighted by a *).
|KSI by mode||2010-12*||2006-09||2002-05|
KSI is the sum of deaths and serious injuries from collisions. In this ward there was something of a peak for cycles and vehicles in 2006-09 which appears to have calmed down. Pedestrian KSIs seem the most concerning, and though not in the figures here the most recent death for a vulnerable road user was a pensioner killed crossing the road by an HGV possibly unable to see him.
There are no DfT count points in this ward so we are unable to comment if increases in traffic are responsible the changes in KSIs.
There are 2 schools in this ward with a total of 870 pupils.
|Air Quality (ug/m3 annual mean)||2008||2011||2015 Target||2011 achieved|
Air quality in this ward has come inside the EU limit for NO2 (40 ug/m3) in recent years but only just. Reductions in PM10 by 2011 make reaching the 2015 target doubtful.
|Cars/Vans per 1000 people||229||329||-100|
|with no access to car/van||3585||2960||625|
In the most recent census we can see that there has been a dramatic decline of 760 in cars and vans owned in this ward. 65% of households have no access to a car or van, the highest in the borough.
|Journey to Work||2011||2001||Change|
|Residents counted||9818||9138||+680 (+7%)|
|Not employed||2917 (29.7%)||3025 (33.1%)||-108 (-4%)|
|Homeworker||573 (5.8%)||458 (5%)||+115 (+25%)|
|Commuting residents||6328 (64.5%)||5655 (61.9%)||+673 (+12%)|
|Bicycle||409 (6.5%)||246 (4.4%)||+163 (+66%)|
|On foot||823 (13%)||639 (11.3%)||+184 (+29%)|
|Motorbike/moped||92 (1.5%)||111 (2%)||-19 (-17%)|
|Car/van driver||586 (9.3%)||806 (14.3%)||-220 (-27%)|
|Car/van passenger||28 (0.4%)||43 (0.8%)||-15 (-35%)|
|Tube||3477 (54.9%)||3193 (56.5%)||+284 (+9%)|
|Train||286 (4.5%)||251 (4.4%)||+35 (+14%)|
|Bus||574 (9.1%)||323 (5.7%)||+251 (+78%)|
|Taxi||17 (0.3%)||17 (0.3%)||0 (0%)|
|Other||36 (0.6%)||26 (0.5%)||+10 (+38%)|
The census shows striking changes in car use again with 27% fewer residents commuting by car. Cycling appears not to be a serious option for residents here to get to work. The 66% growth in bicycle commutes is modest and outpaced by 78% growth in residents taking the bus to work.