Barking and Dagenham
Healthy streets schemes
We are working to support boroughs in the delivery of their schemes within the current funding environment. In places this means new cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods and in others prioritising buses and making journey times faster and more reliable.
The Green Man Authority
We've updated traffic lights at pedestrian crossings so pedestrians will see a continuous green man signal unless a vehicle is approaching. In that case, the red man will appear.
This initiative, unique to the UK, is part of our wider Streetspace for London programme.
The Green Man Authority technique has been installed in Barking and Dagenham at:
- London Road Barking by James Street
- Gale Street by Becontree Station
Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:
- We are asking Londoners to share views on proposed changes to bus routes into central London - find out more and have your say by visiting Central London Bus Review
- The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has asked TfL to consult on expanding the Ultra Low Emission Zone to London-wide by 2023
- The Elizabeth line is now open for passenger service and runs through Chadwell Heath station
- We have published our Everyone's Future Counts document, which highights our programmes designed to support those who are held back due to barriers in education and in the workplace
- We have published our annual Gender, Ethnicity and Disability Pay Gap reports
- Our safer travel guidance has been updated
- The TfL Go app will help you travel comfortably
- Our pay as you go fares are automatically capped, so you don't need to buy a travel card in advance. Create an online account or use the Oyster app to quickly and easily calculate your expenses
- Travel guidance for businesses and their staff
Funding for your borough
We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.
Your Local Implementation Plan (LIP)
The LIP is produced by the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham and agreed with us. It sets out the details on transport infrastructure changes in a three-year period to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2022
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) - 2020/21
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) allocation 2019/20
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2017/18 - Borough Leader
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) confirmation letter 2016/17
Local Implementation Plan (LIP) delivery plan letter
Public Transport Access Levels - Barking & Dagenham
LIP targets for Barking and Dagenham
Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.
For example, the car ownership in the borough was 68,575 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 63,800.
We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 2,234 daily cycle trips on average starting in Barking and Dagenham between 2015 and 2018.
Vision Zero in your borough
We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero.
In 2019 there were 89 individuals killed or seriously injured in Barking and Dagenham. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 39.
Helping your community
The Vision Zero dashboard enables organisations and members of the public to more easily access and interpret collision data. In sharing collision data in this way, organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific to their respective sectors and communities, and work together with us, London's boroughs and other agencies to tackle them.
The dashboard currently comprises collision data from 2017-2020 and will soon include future data and further analysis capability.
TfL's Motorcycle safety courses
We offer a range of free online and face to face motorcycle training courses across all boroughs to help ensure motorcyclists stay safe on London's busy roads. This also supports the Vision Zero objective to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.
Electric scooter (e-scooters) trial
In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooters trial. On Monday 7 June 2021, e-scooters became available to rent in a small number of London boroughs. Working together on a single trial means the scheme can run consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.
We are still inviting boroughs to join the trial. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.
What we're working on in Barking and Dagenham
- We consult local communities on a range of projects every year. Search our new consultation and engagement hub - Have Your Say
- Find out about major works and events near you
- To see some improvements in or near the borough, select 'Barking & Dagenham' under the Borough drop down on Improvements & projects
Work now going on in your borough includes:
- Barking Riverside extension - we're extending London Overground services to Barking Riverside, which will deliver improved and sustainable transport links to the area
- A13 improvements - we're working with partners on changes to the flyover at Lodge Avenue
- Ilford to Barking Riverside - we're supporting the borough's plans for a new 8km cycling route which would link these two outer London town centres
Bus network changes
From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.
Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)
Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That is why on 25 October 2021, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London expanded to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205).
The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.
The ULEZ will continue to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards.
Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.
Our assets in Barking and Dagenham
Assets we maintain in your borough include:
- Five Tube stations
- One Elizabeth line station - Chadwell Heath
- One London Overground station
- Around 385 bus stops - see all 27 day bus routes in Barking and Dagenham
- Cycle Superhighway 3 which runs from Barking to Lancaster Gate
- Two taxi ranks
- Around 170 traffic signals
- Over 8 kilometres of red routes
We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:
- Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
- Repairing or replacing faulty assets
Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.
We do not maintain in Barking and Dagenham:
- Non-red route roads - these are maintained by Barking and Dagenham
- Litter removal on red routes - this is also the borough's responsibility
- Network Rail track at London Overground stations - contact Network Rail
- Taxis and mini cabs - these are owned by taxi drivers and minicab offices
- Two bus garages in Barking and Dagenham that are owned and managed by bus companies
- Taxi ranks on borough roads. Cars and other vehicles parked on taxi ranks can be reported to Barking and Dagenham
Dealing with severe weather
For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.