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Have your say on TfL’s plans for Charlie Brown’s Roundabout in South Woodford

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:04 04 July 2017

Charlie Brown's roundabout from the Southend Road in South Woodford.

Charlie Brown's roundabout from the Southend Road in South Woodford.

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Residents can now have their say on Transport for London (TfL) plans to make Charlie Brown’s Roundabout safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

The proposed improvements at the roundabout in Southend Road, South Woodford – plans for which were finally released on Friday – include traffic light crossings for pedestrians at each of its four exits.

Traffic modelling assessments have determined that the impact these traffic lights would have on drivers will be slight, and claim no journey would be extended by more than a minute.

Footpaths leading to and from each crossing are also set to be widened to make the entire roundabout safer for those on foot.

Campaigners have been pushing for safety measures for years, and this was heightened after mum-of-two Sampa Das was killed in November after dropping her children at school.

Councillor Gwyneth Deakins (Lib Dem, Roding) told the Recorder: “It’s extremely welcome that TfL have proposed these changes and that the plans also include improvements for cyclists.

“Now the really important thing is that local residents respond to the consultation and say ‘yes, this is what we want’, and then hopefully this time we can get these changes made for the better.

“We’ve been here before and ended up disappointed.”

Councillor Lloyd Duddridge (Lab, Roding), added: “I think it’s a great signal of intent from TfL and hopefully they follow through.

“We will continue to apply pressure and make sure these changes are made, because people have been wanting them for a long time.

“The outlined plans go a long way to allaying residents’ fears.”

The Maybank Community Association have long campaigned for greater safety measures on the roundabout.

Brian Mazdon, chairman, said: “Following 15 years of campaigning by the Maybank Community Association and local councillors, we are all extremely happy TfL has published a consultation document containing proposals for new pedestrian and cycle crossings at the dangerous Charlie Brown’s roundabout.

“The MCA will shortly be publishing details in our next newsletter which will be distributed to a 1000 households in our area.

“The editorial will be encouraging all residents to submit a response to this important document by 4 August 2017, and no doubt the Ilford recorder will be doing likewise.”

A TfL spokesman said: “The objective of the scheme is to provide safer crossing facilities for pedestrians and cyclists at the roundabout.

“The proposals are designed to help us achieve our objectives of creating better, safer places to walk, improving accessibility, reducing casualties on London’s roads and enhancing the quality of life for all Londoners.

“Our proposals have been informed by representations by local residents and the London borough of Redbridge to provide safer crossing facilities on the Charlie Brown’s Roundabout.”

A similar consultation on safety measures at Redbridge Roundabout is due to be released in the coming months.

To view TfL’s plans in full, and to give your views, visit www.tfl.gov.uk/charlie-browns-roundabout.

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2 comments

  • I agree with Wendy Poulton. Putting further traffic measures on Charlie Browns would make it a lot worse. The current setup is good enough and traffic in the mornings clears fairly quick. Putting lights and crossing in place will kill it, the only measure it needs is a Zebra crossing without lights. Drivers will only stop when needed.

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    Daniel Coleman

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Charlie Browns is bad enough as it is.. without "pandering" to the cycle brigade... there are light controlled crossings and crossing points... if people cannot be bothered to cross at these in safety then that is their problem..... if it ain't broke don't fix it..!!!

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    Wendy Poulton

    Wednesday, July 5, 2017

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