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 changes to travel

There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital including:

Consultation on operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're proposing to trial changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. 

We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.  

The trial of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing  

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

The LIP funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.

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 66,887 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 63,800.

Residents in Barking and Dagenham made an average of 309,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 41%
  • Tube/DLR: 12%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 4%
  • Bus/Tram: 15%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 1%
  • Walking: 26%

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 2017 there were 91 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.

What we're working on in Barking and Dagenham

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Barking Riverside extension - services to the new community in Barking Riverside start in 2021 and will connect customers to the newly electrified Gospel Oak to Barking line
  • 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)

To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to Barking and Dagenham from October 2021.

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.