A "dangerous" junction in Brentford could be in line for a new pedestrian crossing after more than 600 people signed a petition demanding safety measures.
Pedestrians and cyclists are risking their lives using the existing crossing at the junction of Windmill Road and the A4 Great West Road, according to petition founder Antoinette McGovern.
She claims new safety measures are "urgently" needed at the congested junction under the M4 flyover, close to Our Lady and St John's RC Primary School, which she says is the scene of frequent collisions.
"There are so many cars bunched up there and frustrated, angry drivers are putting lives at risk, not just those of other motorists but pedestrians, cyclists and above all the school children who cross the road every day," said the mother-of-two, who lives in nearby Whitestile Road.
"There have been a number of accidents where cars have shunted into one another and it's getting worse. We're worried it's going to take a fatality to get anything done."
Ms McGovern's petition at the website 38degrees.com had 635 signatures as of Tuesday (June 23), and bosses at Transport for London (TfL), which manages the A4, are starting to take notice.
A TfL spokesman said: "We're looking at making some improvements at this location, specifically trying to install a new pedestrian facility on the south side of Windmill Road.
"We hope to hold a public consultation this autumn about proposed changes, which would improve facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the site."
Ms McGovern said she believed a countdown facility, letting pedestrians know how long they have to cross, and re-phasing the lights so people can cross in one go would make a big difference. She would also like to see new road markings or restricted turnings at the site to reduce congestion.
She plans to present the petition to local councillors, council officers, TfL and Brentford & Isleworth MP Ruth Cadbury ahead of the next Isleworth and Brentford Area Forum on July 16, where she hopes the matter will be discussed.
A Hounslow Council spokeswoman said: "The council is researching the issues raised in the petition and will respond in due course."
You can sign the petition here.