Barking and Dagenham

Streetspace for London

We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.

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

Latest news

Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough that you should know about including:

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

As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.

Find out more about LIP funding.

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.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

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.

Find out more about collisions in your borough.

Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email CollstatsHelpdesk@tfl.gov.uk.

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 2017-2019 and in will soon include future years' data and further analysis capability, for example casualty rates by kilometre travelled. 

What we're working on in Barking and Dagenham

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 and plans for the junction with Renwick Road
  • Ilford to Barking Riverside - we're planning 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)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air. 

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

See a map of our assets in London.

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:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.