Redbridge plans to introduce speed humps on Redbridge Lane West, the Green, St Mary’s Avenue and Mansfield Road.
In 2020 we reported that residents in Mansfield Road were campaigning for traffic calming measures because motorists were using the road as a rat-run to avoid the lights at George Green.
St Mary’s Avenue and Overton Drive are often used by motorists to avoid the congestion on Blake Hall Road, though they of course have to contend with the width restriction bars, which can take nerves of steel.
Elsewhere, the council plans to make part of Nightingale Lane one way. Traffic would not be allowed to go from the junction with Wellesley Road to the High Street, though going the other way would still be permitted.
Details of how to make representations about the changes are included on the statutory notices pictured below. (Click or tap images to enlarge.)
Lots of questions being asked about the zebra crossing near the Co-op on Wanstead High Street after another collision involving a car and a pedestrian. Whatever the details of this latest incident, the matter of whether it is inherently unsafe is being raised again. Just for the record, here are some of the points
Is the crossing in the wrong place and would a position further up the High Street (eg outside the Lighthouse fish and chip shop) be better?
Do the trees on either side of the road restrict the view for drivers and pedestrians?
Does the informal nature of a Zebra crossing mean it’s less obvious when drivers should stop and when pedestrians should walk? Would a Pelican crossing be safer?
Do the left turns from Grove Park and Woodbine Place increase the risk of accidents?
Would a raised platform for the Zebra crossing improve visibility?
It would also be interesting to see how incident statistics for this crossing compare with other similar crossings. The intriguing site Crashmap.co.uk plots all incidents of different severity and gives a wider indication of how widespread road collisions are.
There’s been significant progress on booster uptake since we last presented these figures on 13 December. In particular booster rates in Snaresbrook have risen from 39.7%, and Wanstead Village from 40.9%, to nearly 55% in both wards.
It’s worth remembering though that these figures show that, even in areas with good uptake like Wanstead, one in five eligible people have not had a first dose.