Acton Central (north of Churchfield Road) (W3) area is a low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) that was introduced in early September 2020, on an experimental basis, made possible with funding from Transport for London (TfL). There was significant concern that large numbers of people would drive in order to avoid contact with others on public transport due to social distancing measures.
There has been a temporary installation of wooden planters, camera enforcement and accompanying signage to discourage rat-run traffic at the following locations:
- Cumberland Road, diagonal closure at north end at junction with Acacia Road
- Baldwyn Gardens, diagonal closure at south end on Crane Avenue junction
- Goldsmith Avenue; existing emergency gate in place with space will be changed to a full closure.
The emergency services and refuse vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists remain unaffected and continue to have access through the road closures. All other vehicles may have to find alternative routes. Residents continue to have access by car to their properties, but this may be via alternative directions.