HGVs banned from Hammersmith Grove following residents’ safety concerns

Large lorries and trucks have been banned from a residential road in Hammersmith after H&F Council responded to concerns from residents over potential dangers.

Signs have gone up at each end of Hammersmith Grove advising drivers of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) they can no longer use the area as a cut-through.

The ban is part of a suite of measures to improve local safety following joint working between Hammersmith Grove Residents’ Association and Hammersmith & Fulham Council.

“We listened to our residents in Hammersmith Grove when they asked us for help and now we’re taking action,” said Cllr Wesley Harcourt, H&F Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Residents’ Services.

“High volumes of traffic and HGVs have caused misery and concern for these residents for some time now, so we hope these new measures will help them feel safer about the roads near their homes.”

Residents had campaigned for the large trucks to be banned from Hammersmith Grove. Picture courtesy of Hammersmith Grove RA

Residents’ concerns

Residents had campaigned for the large trucks to be banned from the road, which many drivers use to cut through from the north of the borough to the south.

The bulky size and wide turning circles of the trucks had caused residents to fear they might lead to an accident, with many motorists being directed down Hammersmith Grove by their satellite navigation systems.

Prevention measures

New bell bollards were recently installed at the junction with Trussley Road to prevent HGVs mounting the pavement when turning and new ‘raised entries’ will be installed at each end of Hammersmith Grove in the autumn.

H&F Council will be contacting sat-nav providers once the ban goes live to advise them to update their maps.

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