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|Side Street Fears Drive Tram Campaigners to Ken's Door
- Mayor's West London scheme under the spotlight
LONDON Mayor Ken Livingstone is set to push ahead with the West London Tram Scheme despite the vocal opposition of local residents.
Some of those residents, who have formed the Save Ealing's Streets protest group, are due to meet Livingstone at City Hall today to argue that the effects on traffic in Ealing of the tram scheme will be disastrous.
"It will lead to absolute chaos," said SEE spokesperson Jane Ashley.
Fears seem to centre around the issue of traffic being diverted down side streets while the main roads are given over to the tram rails. But Livingstone and his team at Transport for London are likely to brush aside such scaremongering. "It is correct that using some side streets has been considered, but this is very much up in the air," a Transport for London spokesperson said.