Improving safety at Station Parade

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In response to residents’ concerns about safety outside of Barking station, we’re proposing to restrict unauthorised traffic in Station Parade.

Our proposals will reduce traffic danger for the thousands of people who work, live or travel through Barking Station Parade and the surrounding area every day.

We are now consulting local people and plan to introduce these measures from January 2021 for an 18-month trial period. We will review how they work during this time and make improvements where possible. Towards the end of the trial, we will consult residents and station users again on whether to make them permanent. So, we'd like your views!

These measures are the first of a series of improvements to the area around the Station that the Council proposes to make

What are we proposing?

  • Only buses, taxis, cyclists and emergency service vehicles will be allowed to travel on Station Parade.
  • Our map shows the areas where general traffic will be restricted.
  • There will be no access to Vicarage Fields car park from Station Parade. Vehicles will instead need to access the car park from Cambridge Road.
  • All existing loading bays will remain, but delivery vehicles may have to approach from a different direction.
  • The Council will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to check if a vehicle is exempt. If an unauthorised vehicle enters Station Parade, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will automatically be issued.

What do you think?

  • Take a look at our video or the map showing what we plan to do
  • And, if you've got any questions, write them here and we'll try to answer. You can also see questions that other people have asked answered here
  • We'd love to hear your ideas or comments - good or bad. You can write them here. And, you can also post pictures or vote for other people's ideas too.
  • If you have any comments about a specific location, add them to our map here.

If you want to pay, view or challenge a penalty charge notice

If you feel you have been wrongly given a penalty charge notice you can appeal. Details are available here. You can use to the same link to pay or see a PCN.

In response to residents’ concerns about safety outside of Barking station, we’re proposing to restrict unauthorised traffic in Station Parade.

Our proposals will reduce traffic danger for the thousands of people who work, live or travel through Barking Station Parade and the surrounding area every day.

We are now consulting local people and plan to introduce these measures from January 2021 for an 18-month trial period. We will review how they work during this time and make improvements where possible. Towards the end of the trial, we will consult residents and station users again on whether to make them permanent. So, we'd like your views!

These measures are the first of a series of improvements to the area around the Station that the Council proposes to make

What are we proposing?

  • Only buses, taxis, cyclists and emergency service vehicles will be allowed to travel on Station Parade.
  • Our map shows the areas where general traffic will be restricted.
  • There will be no access to Vicarage Fields car park from Station Parade. Vehicles will instead need to access the car park from Cambridge Road.
  • All existing loading bays will remain, but delivery vehicles may have to approach from a different direction.
  • The Council will use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to check if a vehicle is exempt. If an unauthorised vehicle enters Station Parade, a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) will automatically be issued.

What do you think?

  • Take a look at our video or the map showing what we plan to do
  • And, if you've got any questions, write them here and we'll try to answer. You can also see questions that other people have asked answered here
  • We'd love to hear your ideas or comments - good or bad. You can write them here. And, you can also post pictures or vote for other people's ideas too.
  • If you have any comments about a specific location, add them to our map here.

If you want to pay, view or challenge a penalty charge notice

If you feel you have been wrongly given a penalty charge notice you can appeal. Details are available here. You can use to the same link to pay or see a PCN.

  • Changes affecting Odeon Apartments' residents

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    We have now made a number of modifications to our scheme, that will benefit residents of the Odeon Apartments.

    In response to concerns raised, we have adjusted the enforcement camera to allow residents of the Odeon Apartments to access their car park directly from the A124 Longbridge Road roundabout.

    If you have been issued with a penalty charge notice (PCN) we would ask you to follow the appeals procedure with evidence that you live in the Odeon Apartments and our colleagues at the council will then rescind the PCN and refund you. Details of the appeal process are available here.

    We introduced these road safety measures for a trial period and said that we would adjust the scheme as necessary. We would like to thank those of you that contacted us on this matter.

  • Council moves ahead with plans to reduce congestion at Station Parade

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    The Council has agreed to go ahead with its plans to restrict access to unauthorised motorists travelling through Station Parade, Barking following public consultation. New signage and CCTV systems will be installed from 18 January 2021.

    The traffic restrictions are being introduced on a trial basis for 18 months in response to residents’ concerns about congestion outside Barking Station.

    Councillor Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing, said: “Even during the current lockdown, Station Parade is a very congested, busy street and it’s increasingly difficult to move about, especially with social distancing.

    “Our consultation with users of the station and local businesses revealed an appetite to do something about this, so as a first step we intend to stop cars using the road unnecessarily for a trial period to make it easier for the thousands of pedestrians and cyclists who work, live or travel through each day to get around.”

    Only buses, taxis, cyclists and emergency service vehicles will be allowed to travel through Station Parade, though access to the Vicarage Road car park will remain open from the Cambridge Road direction.

    The Council will enforce the traffic restrictions using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to automatically check if a vehicle is exempt. Unauthorised vehicle entering Station Parade will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

    The scheme is the first in a series of plans to improve the area outside of the station. It will be monitored carefully during the trial period and may be adjusted if the need arises. So, the council is calling on residents, businesses and users to give their suggestions for improvements to the scheme online. Towards the end of the 18-month trial, the Council will conduct further consultation to establish whether to make the works permanent.

    More information is available at https://oneboroughvoice.lbbd.gov.uk/barking-station-parade

  • Council to trial measures to make Station Parade safer

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    The Council plans to restrict unauthorised traffic along Station Parade, Barking from January 2021 in response to residents’ concerns about road safety.

    The improvements outside Barking Station will be introduced for an 18-month trial period, and are designed to reduce traffic danger for the thousands of people who work, live or travel through the area daily.

    Councillor Cameron Geddes, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Social Housing, explains: “Barking Station is one of the busiest in London, with 14.5 million commuters a year and rising using it.

    “Road traffic accidents have been too high for too long in Station Parade and, even now during lockdown, it’s congested. So, we plan to stop cars using the road unnecessarily.”

    Only buses, taxis, cyclists and emergency service vehicles will be allowed to travel along Station Parade.

    The Council intends to keep the scheme under review during the trial period and is calling on residents, businesses and users to give their views online. Towards the end of the 18-month trial, the Council will conduct further consultation to establish whether to make the works permanent.

    More information is available at https://oneboroughvoice.lbbd.gov.uk/barking-station-parade