Section 3: Wakering Road and Sunningdale Avenue

Closed 5 Aug 2019

Opened 24 Jun 2019

Overview

Wakering Road is currently a one-way road adjacent to Barking Station with some on-street parking and two taxi stands. Our proposals include a contra-flow cycle track to allow cycling in both directions, providing cycling access northwards towards Ilford. This would improve connections and safety for cyclists as well as maintaining space for parking and taxis.  

Sunningdale Avenue is a residential street with on-street parking. We would connect the bus and cycle only section of Ripple Road and Sunningdale Avenue via a shared use pedestrian and cycle area. The future regeneration of Vicarage Fields Shopping Centre will provide an opportunity to create a more direct high quality cycle route connecting Station Parade and St Awdry's Road.  

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Wakering Road and Sunningdale Avenue map (PDF 445KB)

Improvements for cycling and walking

Wakering Road

  • New stepped cycling track, opposite to the flow of traffic, to allow cycling in both directions, providing a route for cyclists to travel northwards to Ilford. This would help cyclists to feel safer
  • New signs to make it easier for cyclists to find their way
  • New double yellow lines to prevent vehicles parking next to cycle track, increasing safety for cyclists
  • New continuous footway at the junction of Wakering Road and Station Parade to give pedestrians priority over vehicles when crossing
  • Some changes to parking and taxi provision 

Sunningdale Avenue

  • New shared use area along Ripple Road to separate cyclists from traffic
  • Relocation of bus shelter closer to the kerb
  • New contraflow cycle access to Sunningdale Avenue to improve cycle connections between Barking and Barking Riverside and the surrounding residential areas
  • New signs to make it easier for cyclists to find their way

Parking and loading changes in Wakering Road 

  • Proposed double yellow lines
  • Four pay and display parking bays to be relocated to the opposite side of the road with new restrictions
  • Existing taxi stands to be relocated to the opposite side of the road

Areas

  • Barking & Dagenham
  • Redbridge

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Walking