Several years ago a Transport for London plan to signalise Charlie Brown’s roundabout and provide pedestrian crossings was cancelled and the funds transferred to the Gants Hill regeneration project. Earlier this year B21 make contact with Redbridge Highways officers at a Local Forum Market Place to suggest this project is resurrected and that it could have a positive knock on benefit in relieving congestion in Southend Road and also Clayhall Avenue where there is the U-Turn problem. So, we are very pleased that this project is back and that TfL are now undertaking a feasibility study.
Of course, we can’t claim sole credit for this. Roding ward councillors, the Maybank Community Association and the London Cycling Campaign plus others have also been pressing TfL on this issue for many years.
However, at this stage it’s just a feasibility study so we need to up the tempo a bit. Nothing will happen before next May and then we will have a new Mayor of London and a new Assembly Member for Havering & Redbridge. So, it’s time to start pinning them down on their manifesto commitments when they come knocking on your door.
There is also a petition, to sign click here.