Consultation on one-way systems, vehicle access and bus routes in South Woodford

Screenshot 2021-09-03 at 14.13.29A section of the area covered by the proposals

Redbridge Council has launched a consultation on proposals to reduce through traffic and create ‘safer, quieter, and more attractive streets’ in the Oakdale area of South Woodford.

The plans include additional one-way streets, such as on George Lane, heading west from Chigwell Road. Bus routes on George Lane, Cowslip Road and Victoria Road will be revised to align with the proposals. If progressed, the scheme will also restrict vehicle access to Cowslip Road and relocate the bus stop to The Viaduct. “This will prevent through traffic movements between Victoria Road and George Lane, giving space back to pedestrians and providing an area to relax and play,” said a council spokesperson.

Other proposals include a possible extension of the Oakdale School Streets scheme to neighbouring roads.

The consultation closes on 17 September.

A public meeting will take place on 6 September from 7pm at the Woodford Baptist Church on George Lane, and a pop-up stall with more information will be on Woodville Road outside Oakdale School on 9 September from 5pm to 6pm.