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Mayor of London Boris Johnson agrees to meeting over Redbridge Roundabout

PUBLISHED: 13:15 23 February 2015 | UPDATED: 15:14 23 February 2015

Picture: Isabel Infantes

Picture: Isabel Infantes

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has agreed to a meeting over calls for traffic lights to be installed at a busy roundabout.

Ilford North MP Lee Scott handed a petition by campaign group RedRag (Redbridge Roundabout Action Group) to Parliament two weeks ago calling on the government to take action over the junction on the A12, where there is on average one accident a week.

And the Tory MP confirmed he had already heard from Boris Johnson, who has asked to meet with him over the issue.

He said: “Boris’s office has said he will look at it – they picked it up and he will speak to me.”

Transport for London had initially dismissed proposals as “not feasible” as it would affect traffic flow from the A12 and A406.

Alan Haymes, vice chairman of RedRag, said it was “very good progress”.

“We’ve kept up the focus and there’s ongoing momentum which is carrying it forward.”

The group has also presented petitions to Redbridge Council as well as the Greater London Authority, which will also be sent to the Mayor.

“Boris should notice there are issues about the roundabout coming to him from separate directions – it must have raised the profile,” added Mr Haymes.

He said the group also understood TfL was looking at introducing temporary traffic lights at the roundabout.

“It would be a good move – they would get real data rather than computer models.”


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