Without making a fuss about it, Redbridge Council does have a plan to upgrade the controversial zebra crossing on Wanstead High Street.
It is planning to raise the level of the road at the crossing near the Co-op so that it is kerb-height, helping slow drivers and also making pedestrians more visible.
The plan is one of a number of speed bump proposals the council has in motion -and was spotted by long-time Wansteadium reader Richard Menzies, who contacted us after our stories last week.
He writes about the speed bump notification:
The notice in relation to speed bumps – at paras 1(o) and 2 – proposes a 12m long (i.e. 12m along the road) flat-topped kerb-to-kerb speed bump on Wanstead High Street, centred “approximately 12 metres south-east of the south-eastern kerb line of Grove Park”. This one stands out a bit from the others in the list as it is the only one on this side of Cambridge Park Road/Eastern Avenue and it is a lot ‘wider’ than the other humps/cushions.
It is around 26m from Grove Park to Woodbine Place, with the zebra crossing approximately in the middle. It sounds as though they are proposing to make this a ‘humped’ zebra crossing.
We’ve asked Redbridge to confirm if this indeed the plan.
Various ideas have been floated by other readers for addressing the problems with the current crossing – with one reader, CB, proposing a 20mph speed limit on Wanstead High Street, to match similar measures introduced in Waltham Forest.