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Ilford North MP Lee Scott to take Redbridge Roundabout petition to Boris Johnson

07:00 13 August 2014

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An MP is stepping up the fight to ease “immense” traffic at a busy roundabout after a campaign group petition was dismissed by a transport body.

Ilford North MP Lee Scott has vowed to take the issue to Mayor of London Boris Johnson and is continuing to back campaigners RedRag - the Redbridge Roundabout Action Group - after their 2,000-signature-strong petition to introduce more roundabout traffic lights was overlooked by Transport for London.

RedRag, who call the Redbridge Lane East roundabout a “death trap”, are continuing to add signatures to their petition urging TFL - who are in charge of implementing traffic lights - to add more lights in order to stabilise traffic flow.

The group claim at least one accident a week on the roundabout is reported to police, with the group believing the number could be much higher.

Mr Scott, who said traffic was “immense”, added: “I know how the roundabout is and campaigners have my support - I will take the issue to the top, I think bringing it to Boris Johnson’s attention and asking him to intervene will help.

“I’m completely surprised to hear that TFL are not taking action.”

TFL has said that they are continuing to work with Redbridge Council to monitor the roundabout despite rejecting pleas to add more traffic lights.

TFL road space management head Nigel Hardy said: “We have concluded that adding traffic lights is not feasible without having a significant impact on traffic flows from the A12 and A406, which are key strategic roads.”

RedRag vice chairman Alan Haymes, 61, who lives off the roundabout, said that people regularly have trouble accessing their homes.

Mr Haymes said of TFL’s response: “It’s the same position TFL has adopted the whole time, their focus is on the main roads.

“Changes to the roundabout are just a small price to pay to reduce the number of accidents.”

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