- Mayor of London; Transport for London
- United Kingdom
Charlie Brown's Roundabout in Roding ward of the London Borough of Redbridge is a busy intersection between the A113 and the A1400. Running above it are the M11 and the A406 (the North Circular), to and from which are slip roads leading to Charlie Brown's Roundabout on the western side.
For pedestrians, crossing the approach roads to the roundabout is extremely dangerous as there are multiple lanes of traffic and fast-moving vehicles leaving the roundabout. There is a subway under the A406 nearby, but it is subject to flooding and many people avoid it after dark.
Many people need to cross the roads at the roundabout, as there are several schools in the vicinity and a Tesco store, religious establishments and many residential areas. The major South Woodford shopping centre and Tube Station are nearby. In addition, the local bus service sometimes terminates south of the roundabout and passengers going to Woodford Green may have to cross to the other side on foot to complete their journey.
The Roundabout is also extremely hazardous for cyclists and the London Cycling Campaign has called for safety measures there.
Several years ago a scheme to install traffic signals and pedestrian crossings at Charlie Brown's was drawn up by Transport for London (TfL), but it was cancelled and a project at Gant's Hill implemented instead.
TfL are carrying out another feasibility study for the installation of pedestrian crossings and the petition demands that this time, TfL and the Mayor go ahead and get the scheme done.
We, the undersigned, demand that the Mayor of London and Transport for London guarantee that the installation of pedestrian crossings, appropriate safe space for cycling and if necessary signalisation at Charlie Brown's Roundabout, be fully funded and implemented within the next two years.
The Improve Safety at Charlie Brown's Roundabout petition to Mayor of London; Transport for London was written by Gwyneth Deakins and is in the category Roads & Transport at GoPetition.