Transport for London have launched a consultation to improve cycling and walking routes between Ilford and Barking Riverside. These improvements have the potential to significantly improve access to the new developments in the borough as well ass Barking and Ilford town centres. 

There are also plans for new rail and river links. Many of the roads are currently congested with traffic making walking or cycling intimidating or unpleasant experiences. It is hoped that the proposed improvements will address this issue.

Plans include:

    • - A new high-quality cycle route that people can use to get around
    • - A new pedestrian and cycle footbridge over Mayes Brook. Lighting and green space improvements will be included as part of this bridge upgrade
    • - Upgraded walking and cycling crossing on Bastable Avenue will provide easier and safer access to Thames View Junior and Infant School
    • - New pedestrian crossings at the junctions of St Awdry’s and Eldred Road
    • - Links to both existing and proposed cycling routes including Cycle Superhighway 3 (Barking to Tower Gateway) and the London Borough of Barking & Dagenham’s Ripple Greenway project
    • - Improved access into the Barking Riverside development for people walking and cycling

Residents are invited to comment on the proposals before Monday 5 August via the website here: tfl.gov.uk/Ilford-barking; via email here: consultations@tfl.gov.uk, or by post to FREEPOST TFL CONSULTATIONS.

There will also be two public exhibitions for residents to see the designs and ask questions. They will be held on:

Saturday 6 July and Monday 8 July (11:00-16:00) at Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7ND

Tuesday 16 July (12:00-19:00) or Saturday 20 July (11:00-15:00) at Sue Bramley Children’s Centre, Bastable Avenue, Barking, IG11 0LG