The Hammersmith & Fulham Liberal Democrats have today written to LBHF Council Leader Stephen Cowan inviting him to consider closing North End Road to vehicles for the duration of the Covid-19 lockdown and potentially for a period afterwards.
The closure would apply to the road between Lillie Road to the north, and Dawes Road to the south, and would apply either during the day 8am-5pm or potentially for 24 hours per day.
“The Council needs to ensure that pedestrians, shoppers and market stall holders can all operate safely during the lockdown” said local resident Natalie Lindsay. “The narrow pavements on both sides of the road mean it is impossible to maintain a 2-metre social distance from everyone. If the traffic were removed, not only would there be more space, but the reduction in pollution would help reduce the risk of local residents contracting the virus, particularly as it can attack those with respiratory issues or other vulnerabilities”.
“As the Council has addressed this issue in Hammersmith on King Street and Uxbridge Road, we urgently ask it to consider something similar for North End Road” says Ms. Lindsay.