A zebra crossing is an accident blackspot where pedestrians fear to tread because drivers refuse to stop.
Residents in the area would rather avoid the crossing in Wood Lane than risk being knocked down.
An 87-year-old man who lives in Hamble Close was knocked down by a car while on the crossing last year.
The man, who prefers to remain anonymous, said: "I was crossing at noon on a sunny day and I saw a car coming down the road. There was no one coming from the other side so I started across. I got two thirds of the way across and I realised the man was coming up to me.
"He knocked me down and I went all black and blue down one side.
"Last week, as I got half way across, someone overtook the car that had stopped - and I nearly got hit again."
The crossing was installed in July 2006 in response to requests to Hillingdon Council from residents. A woman had been killed crossing the road in December 2005.
Now residents think a pelican crossing would be a safer option.
Maggie Daly, 66, of Chichester Avenue, said campaigners had pressed for the crossing because this road is so dangerous, but she had said it should have been a controlled crossing.
She said: "There has been so many near misses since it was installed and I am afraid there is going to be another accident."
"The council either can't be bothered or they are incompetent."
Her husband, Peter, 68, said: "A couple of months ago there were two people on the crossing and a vehicle went between them."
Iris Armstrong, 78, of Hamble Close, said: "I think it's dangerous and I do see quite a few schoolchildren crossing here. It's safer without the crossing, but you have got to have one because it's such a busy road."
Mary Worrall, head of highways and green spaces at Hillingdon Council, said the authority was aware of the concerns and had put up a warning sign to alert drivers to the crossing.
She said: "With regard to drivers failing to stop, the council works closely with the police and we will be monitoring the site in conjunction with them."