Road markings and signage


The council is responsible for installing road signs and markings to regulate traffic and to provide warnings to drivers.

The signs used on the public highway are controlled by government regulations. See the Highway Code for more information.

All signs on roads must be authorised by the council.

Yellow lines Click to get info

The council authorises yellow line road marking where there is a need to restrict parking to help increase traffic flow and to prevent obstructions on roads.

See our Parking pages for more details about restrictions and enforcement within Waltham Forest.

Red routes Click to get info

In Waltham Forest the only red routes are the A406 (North Circular Road) and the A12 (Hackney - M11 Link Road).

Transport for London (TfL) manages these and all other red routes in London.

Tourism signing Click to get info

Tourist attractions that would like to apply for a sign should contact customer services: via our online form 


If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

Transport Planning

Environment and Regeneration Sycamore House,
Forest Road Walthamstow 
E17 4SU