Redbridge Roundabout - Petition to London Borough of Redbridge & Mayor of London (Tfl)

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the slow moving of traffic in and around Redbridge Roundabout, which has serious health implications for local residents and the potential for more fatal accidents on the roundabout.

Traffic entering and leaving the roundabout into Redbridge Lane East and subsequently into surrounding roads, including Roding Lane South, moves at a slow pace and is often stationary during rush hours in the morning and late afternoons /evenings. For local drivers it is taking 45 minutes or more just to reach the roundabout.

Residents are frustrated and concerned about the high level of pollution and its impact on all, especially children and residents who are walking through the polluted air.

This problem has been highlighted before:

- Surveys were conducted by LBR

- Meetings were held with LBR, London Buses and TFL.

Tfl and LBR expressed an understanding but no concrete steps have been taken to reduce the impact.

We urge the council and Mayor of London to take remedial action by:

1. Shortening the phasing of traffic lights for slip road from A406 to allow at least 5 vehicles to enter the roundabout from Redbridge Lane East OR

2. Installing traffic lights at the junction to control the flow of traffic.

3. LBR to carry out traffic study for a bigger area and produce traffic plans to reduce this problem.

Please sign the on-line petition (we need 1200 signatures) to force authorities to hold a debate about this issue.

Thank you.

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Visit the RedRag (Redbridge Roundabout Action Group) website for the full story -


  • Noor Mahmood This is one of the most important issues facing redbridge residents at the moment. This is one of the most dangerous roundabouts that i have come across in my 20 years of driving. Every time you are going on to the roundabout from Redbridge Lane East, it is like taking your life in your own hands. You are literaly taking holding your breadth until you are in the right lane. It is bad enough during late morning-early afternoon, but in the rush hour it is horrendous. Sometimes it can take and hour just to get to the end of Redbridge Lane East. The council should either change the timings on the other traffic lights so that traffic from Redbidege Lane has time to move safely on to the roundabout or erect another set of lights. I hope the new leader of the council will take notice and do something about this very important matter.

  • Stewart Spivack This matter is so important. I have witnessed several drivers going on to the wrong side of Redbridge Lane East to get to the roundabout. I have seen accidents and injuries caused. Waiting to get on to the roundabout takes so long during the day, let alone rush hour. Traffic light phasing MUST be changed

  • Margaret Sherman it is almost impossible to get onto the roundabout in the rush hour, residents in surrounding roads are almost tapped.

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    sam Tabor

    3 days ago Comments: this has been a problem for years, why something hasn't been done so much sooner is beyond belief. this needs to be changed.
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    Zainab Shaikh

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    6 days ago Comments: Need Traffic Lights
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Petition highlights

  • GREAT NEWS! - petition target of 1200 has been reached but still collecting more signatures and comments to demonstrate the community's strength of feeling on this matter. Thank you to everyone for your support.
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