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  • Central London Cycle Grid Section 1: Queensbridge Rd b/w Hackney Rd & Whiston Rd

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    From Hackney council:

    Help us improve cycling on Queensbridge Road between Hackney Road and Whiston Road

    We are seeking your views on proposals that will create a protected cycling route along Queensbridge Road to form part of a network of safe cycling routes between the Quietway link at Whiston Road and Quietway 13 at Columbia Road.

    Hackney Council is working in partnership with Tower Hamlets and Transport for London (TfL) to make cycle accessibility improvements on Queensbridge Road from Hackney Road to Dalston Lane as part of the Central London Cycle Grid (CLCG) from Bethnal Green to Dalston Lane. The improvements at Queensbridge Road are being developed in three sections:

    • Section I: Hackney Road – Whiston Road
    • Section II: Whiston Road – Middleton Road
    • Section III: Middleton Road – Dalston Lane

    Hackney, Tower Hamlets, and TfL are committed to making our streets safer for everyone. These changes aim to encourage more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area. Hackney and Tower Hamlets recognise that streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, but to walk and cycle on too. They are the places where we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration of both boroughs is to reclaim streets from motor traffic and congestion and transform them into attractive and liveable neighbourhoods.

    Queensbridge Road is one such street. Although it is a relatively wide road (about 10.5 metres wide), it was designed for the rapid transit of motorised vehicles and parking. The traffic islands and hatched road markings leave little room for other road users such as pedal cyclists and pedestrians. Between Hackney Road and Whiston Road, 28 collisions were recorded between 2013 and 2017. Sixteen of them involved pedal cyclists.

    The proposed improvements would change the nature of Queensbridge Road to make it a healthier, safer and more pleasant environment for walking and cycling, reflecting the needs of the local area, including its residential estates, Haggerston Park and Haggerston School.

    What are the proposals?

    The following measures are proposed:

    Queensbridge Road raised cycle tracks

    • Installing two metre wide raised cycle tracks between Hackney Road and Whiston Road. These will be next to the existing pavements on both sides of the road. The raised cycle tracks will be separated from motorised traffic by a kerb and from pedestrians by a pedestrian/cycle separator (see example of a separator on page 11 in the FAQs section).
    • Installing a mandatory cycle lane on the carriageway next to the cycle hire scheme at Kent Street.

    Dunloe Street shared zebra crossing

    • Installing a raised table with a parallel pedestrian/cycle crossing (shared zebra crossing for pedestrians and cyclists) at the junction of Dunloe Street and Queensbridge Road. The parallel crossing will allow cyclists and pedestrians to cross Queensbridge Road under the controlled conditions of a zebra crossing. The raised junction table will provide a step-free pedestrian crossing and help with encouraging drivers to keep to the 20mph speed limit.
    • Closing Dunloe Street on both arms with Queensbridge Road to motor traffic to reduce the potential conflict between turning traffic and pedal cyclists and reduce rat running.

    Hackney Road junction improvements

    • Installing a raised entry table at the junction of Hackney Road and Horatio Street to provide pedestrians with step-free crossing facilities.
    • Replacing the existing traffic islands on Hackney Road with wider pedestrian-friendly traffic islands.
    • Refurbishing the road and pavements around the junction.
    • Removing clutter such as redundant guard railings and signs at the junction. Installing double yellow lines between the pedestrian crossings at the junction.
    • Installing low level cycle signals with early release crossing facilities for cyclists at Queensbridge Road and Horatio Street, subject to junction capacity.

    Kent Street raised entry table and zebra crossing

    • Installing a raised entry table at the junction of Kent Street and Queensbridge Road for a step-free pedestrian/cycle crossing at this location.
    • Installing a raised table for the existing zebra crossing at Edith Street to provide controlled step-free crossing facilities for pedestrians when crossing Queensbridge Road. Due to the nature of the road at this location, a parallel pedestrian/ cycle crossing was considered unsuitable.

    Refurbishment of pavements and carriageways

    • The existing pavements adjacent to the raised cycle tracks will be refurbished using standard paving materials. Blended pedestrian crossings will be installed at Kent Street and Dunloe Street side road junctions to highlight the priority of pedestrians over pedal cycles and motorised traffic from the side roads (see example of a blended crossing on page 11 in the FAQs section).

    Whiston Road junction

    • Installing ‘advanced stop lines’ (ASLs) for cyclists at the southern arm of Queensbridge Road connected to the raised cycle track with road markings.
    • Low level cycle signals with early release crossing facilities for cyclists will be considered as part of Section II between Whiston Road and Middleton Road.

    Please download the plans below for more details

    Layout plans from Hackney Road to Whiston Road

    Location plan

    Layout plans from Hackney Road to Whiston Road

    Detail 1: Dunloe Street junction

    Detail 2: Hackney Road junction

    Detail 3: Kent Road junction

    What are the potential impacts of the proposals?

    • If approved, these proposals would provide safe, protected cycling facilities for cyclists between Hackney Road and Whiston Road. Six collisions resulting in slight personal injuries were recorded in 2017 between Hackney Road and Whiston Road, three of which involved pedal cyclists.
    • They would also provide step free crossing facilities for pedestrians at side roads and at controlled pedestrian crossing points.
    • The reduced road width would help reduce the average traffic speeds (outside Haggerston School) to under 20mph.
    • The proposals would help improve accessibility for pedal cyclists and pedestrians at major junctions such as at Hackney Road.
    • Schemes of this nature are expected to contribute to improved air quality as they both regulate private motor vehicle traffic and reduce capacity. The introduction of cycle lanes also increases the distance between polluting vehicles and pedestrians and residents, reducing the effects of pollution.

    Parking

    • The proposals would affect all the parking on Queensbridge Road between Hackney Road and Whiston Road where the existing parking bays will be removed.
    • The existing car club and loading bay at Queensbridge Road will be relocated to Dunloe Street (east). A new electric charging point will also be installed on the same bay.
    • A parking stress survey confirmed that the existing parking bays on the side roads are able to absorb the impact of displaced cars from Queensbridge Road.
    • The existing residents parking bay on Horatio Street would be changed slightly to create space for passing cyclists.
    • The single yellow line between pedestrian crossings at the Hackney Road junction would be converted to double yellow lines.
    • Parking for visitors to the Columbia Road Flower Market would still be available at the ‘pay and display’ parking bays on Yorkton Street, Scawfell Street and Thurtle Road.

    Future schemes

    The rest of the cycle grid to the north of Whiston Road will be consulted on and developed as follows:

    • Section II: Whiston Road to Middleton Road (2020–2021)
    • Section III: Middleton Road to Dalston Lane (2021–2022)

    What happens next?

    Your views will be taken into account as part of the detailed design process. We will publish the consultation responses as well as the decisions made at consultations.hackney.gov.uk  

    To keep up to date with this and other plans, please visit hackney.gov.uk/street-consultations

    Permanent works

    If the scheme goes ahead, following consultation, we expect construction works to start in January 2020.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q. What is a raised cycle track? Can pedestrians and motorised traffic use the cycle track?

    A. A raised cycle track is a section of highway where pedal cyclists have right of way. It is vertically separated from motorised traffic by a kerb and from pedestrians by a raised pedestrian/cycle separator.

    Q. What is a parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing? Who has priority when crossing the road on this type of crossing?

    A. A parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing works like a zebra crossing that allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road, giving priority over motorised traffic. Vehicles should stop at the ‘Give Way’ road markings, as in conventional zebra crossings.

    Q. What are blended pedestrian crossings and will traffic give way to pedestrians at them?

    A. Blended crossings are pedestrian crossing points designed to slow down vehicles when entering or exiting side roads, encouraging vehicles to give way to pedestrians crossing the road.

    Q. What is a parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing? Who has priority when crossing the road on this type of crossing?

    A. A parallel pedestrian and cyclist crossing works like a zebra crossing that allows cyclists and pedestrians to cross the road, giving priority over motorised traffic. Vehicles should stop at the ‘Give Way’ road markings, as in conventional zebra crossings

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  • Liveable Streets Bow Trial engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Following recent engagement on the Liveable Streets programme in the Bow area, we are planning to trial some changes to the road layout. These changes are based on suggestions made by local residents and stakeholders.

    This trial will help us understand the effects these changes have on the road network and allow residents and businesses to experience the positive impact reduced traffic has on the local area.

    During the trial we will be running several events and activities to take advantage of the reduced number of motor vehicles passing through the Bow area, and encourage local journeys to be made by sustainable modes such as walking and cycling. Keep an eye out for more information on these.

    Please note that as a part of our preparation for the trial we have consulted with the emergency services, bus operators and Transport for London to ensure they can deliver their services using the changed road layout.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/bowtrial/

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  • Liveable Streets Barkantine engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Our Liveable Streets programme will improve the look and feel of public spaces in your neighbourhood. By creating a better environment, we can make it more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

    From creating new green spaces to rethinking how our streets work, we want your creative ideas, thoughts and feedback.

    Tell us what matters to you by completing our online survey towards the bottom of this page. You can also plot your ideas on the interactive map below.

    Please talk to your neighbours, friends and family and encourage them to take part.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetsbarkantine/

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  • Liveable Streets Brick Lane engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Our Liveable Streets programme will improve the look and feel of public spaces in your neighbourhood. By creating a better environment, we can make it more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

    From creating new green spaces to rethinking how our streets work, we want your creative ideas, thoughts and feedback.

    Tell us what matters to you by completing our online survey towards the bottom of this page. You can also plot your ideas on the interactive map below.

    Please talk to your neighbours, friends and family and encourage them to take part.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetsbricklane/

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  • Chrisp Street Corridor

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Tower Hamlets Council is committed to making the borough a safer place for all road users by delivering a range of street improvements in the area; intending to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport users alike.

    Influencing positive changes in road user behaviour is key in providing a safe road environment for the community and although changes in road layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help. Therefore, Chrisp Street and the surrounding areas are currently being invested in with aims to improve road safety for the local community.

    Please give us your feedback by filling in the survey (below the map). You may also like to add a comment to our interactive map of the wider area.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/chrispstreet/

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  • Beaumont Square Consultation

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Tower Hamlets Council is committed to making the borough a safer place for all road users by delivering a range of street improvements in the area; intending to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport users alike.

    Residents of Beaumont Square and the surrounding area raised concerns about rat-running and the problems it causes in local streets. You may remember that the Council previously consulted residents on traffic management proposals to reduce traffic speed in the area; many of which were strongly supported and have now been implemented. A number of additional ideas were also put forward by residents which have now been considered and we would appreciate your opinion on whether they should be introduced.

    One of the problems is the level of traffic trying to avoid the traffic lights at the A11 Mile End Road/White Horse Lane junction. Drivers cut through either Beaumont Square or Eastbury Terrace through to Beaumont Grove to join A11 Mile End Road junction causing safety concerns, particularly for the nursery and nuisance to local properties. In addition, Beaumont Grove suffers problems relating to parking for surrounding shops and takeaways.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/beaumontsquare/

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  • Brick Lane Liveable Neighbourhood

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    Our Liveable Streets programme will improve the look and feel of public spaces in your neighbourhood. By creating a better environment, we can make it more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

    From creating new green spaces to rethinking how our streets work, we want your creative ideas, thoughts and feedback.

    Have your say

    Tell us what matters to you by completing our online survey towards the bottom of this page. You can also plot your ideas on the interactive map below.

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  • Hackney - Isle of Dogs Cycle Route - detailed design consultation

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    We want your views on our proposals to transform streets in east London linking Hackney and the Isle of Dogs to make it easier and safer for people to cycle and walk. Neighbourhoods including Victoria Park, Mile End and Limehouse would be connected by a new Cycleway, with improvements in each area also proposed for people walking.

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  • Wapping Liveable Streets engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    From the consultation website:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetswapping/

    The Liveable Streets programme is part of the Love Your Neighbourhood initiative which aims to improve the area for all by making changes to the street infrastructure. By reallocating road space to walking, cycling and public transport, the scheme will encourage changes in travel behaviour which will help to improve people’s health and well being. The scheme also aims to restrict rat running to improve the safety of residential streets.

    Over a 4-year period, 17 areas across the borough have been identified for the scheme. The image below shows the different areas and phases of the scheme. Liveable Streets Wapping is one of the schemes in the first phase of the project.

    We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made to encourage more walking, cycling and public transport use in Wapping.

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  • Bow Liveable Streets Engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    From the consultation website:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetsbow/

    The Liveable Streets programme is part of the Love Your Neighbourhood initiative which aims to improve the area for all by making changes to the street infrastructure. By reallocating road space to walking, cycling and public transport, the scheme will encourage changes in travel behaviour which will help to improve people’s health and well being. The scheme also aims to restrict rat running to improve the safety of residential streets.

    Over a 4-year period, 17 areas across the borough have been identified for the scheme. The image below shows the different areas and phases of the scheme. Liveable Streets Bow is one of the schemes in the first phase of the project.

    We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made to encourage more walking, cycling and public transport use in Bow.

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  • Bethnal Green Liveable Streets engagement

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    From the consultation website:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/liveablestreetsbethnalgreen/

    The Liveable Streets programme is part of the Love Your Neighbourhood initiative which aims to improve the area for all by making changes to the street infrastructure. By reallocating road space to walking, cycling and public transport, the scheme will encourage changes in travel behaviour which will help to improve people’s health and well being. The scheme also aims to restrict rat running to improve the safety of residential streets.

    Over a 4-year period, 17 areas across the borough have been identified for the scheme. The image below shows the different areas and phases of the scheme. Liveable Streets Bethnal Green is one of the schemes in the first phase of the project. Please click on the image to see an enlarged version.

    We would like to hear what is important to you and the changes you think should be made to encourage more walking, cycling and public transport use in Bethnal Green.

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  • Hackney - Isle of Dogs cycle route

    Created by Simon Munk // 2 threads

    This 7.5km route would stretch from Hackney to the Isle of Dogs via Westferry, Mile End and Victoria Park. It would connect with the cycle routes between Stratford and Aldgate and Barking to Tower Hill, as well as the proposed Rotherhithe to Canary Wharf crossing. There are currently two options in Hackney we want your views on.

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  • Bow (Harley Grove / Central Foundation Girls' School area) traffic calming

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Proposed new one-way streets, banned turns, and kerb build-outs in the vicinity of Central Foundation Girls' School in Bow (the measures affect Coborn Street, Harley Grove, Alfred Street and Benworth Street).

    Consultation page is here:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/harley-grove/

    PDF plan of the proposals is here:
    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/HG-CON-with-signs-v1.pdf

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  • Cheshire Street area improvements

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    The consultation page states "A review of the Cheshire Street North 20mph zone has been undertaken and a number of improvements have been suggested making the roads safer and encouraging more walking and cycling in the area. The proposals include new cycle facilities, a one-way system on Wood Close, road closures and new crossings, as well as planting new trees in the area."
    Link here: https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/cheshire-street/

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  • Canary Wharf South Dock Bridge consultation

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    The Tower Hamlets consultation page states "We are consulting on a proposed new pedestrian and cycle bridge to connect Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs, called South Dock Bridge. An earlier study has shown that the bridge should align with Upper Bank Street on the north bank of the South Dock and the Berkeley Homes 'South Quay Plaza' scheme on the south bank."

    Consultation closes 23 March.

    Link here: https://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/lgnl/council_and_democracy/consultations/South_Dock_Bridge_consultation.aspx#ad-image-0

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  • Cotall Street Consultation: proposed road closure and relandscaping

    Created by julieplichon // 1 thread

    Proposed new landscaping to pedestrianise part of Cotall Street and connect the Limehouse Cut Towpath to the Bartlett Park. This includes the removal of existing parking bays, railings, and part of the towpath wall. The introduction of steps and a ramp to access to the towpath, a small pontoon, cycle parking, and new planting.

    Cotall Street and Canal Wall, London

    https://development.towerhamlets.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=DCAPR_123655

    Tower Hamlets

    Application reference : PA/17/02841/NC

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  • Arbour Square, Senrab Street and Head Street

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    CONSULTATION RUBRIC:

    We have reviewed the original design based on feedback from residents, for example:

    You told us the proposed road closure on Senrab Street will lead to a loss of residential parking, so we have moved the road closure to the eastern end of Antill Terrace, which will still reduce the potential for antisocial driving but with less impact on parking.
    You asked for more traffic calming measures on East and West Arbour Streets to prevent antisocial driving, so we propose to introduce flat-topped humps along both these roads and narrow both ends of East Arbour Street.
    Forty one per cent of residents disagreed with the one-way changes so we will not be going ahead with this on Head Street and Senrab Street.
    You said that the proposal for angular parking would lead to antisocial behaviour and visibility issues so we will keep the existing parking arrangement.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/arbour-square-senrab-street-and-head-street/
    Deadline: 17 July 2017

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  • Salmon Street Road Closure

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    In order to make the road safer for children attending Sir William Burrough School, we propose to:

    Close off Salmon Street to vehicles
    Introduce a zebra crossing to make crossing the road safer
    Design Salmon Street as a public space with raised surface
    Extend the raised table at the Salmon Street / Salmon Lane junction to encourage vehicles to slow down
    Provide a part-time loading bay space for business and school use.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/salmon-street-road-closure/
    Deadline: 30 July 2017

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  • Smithy Street

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    We have reviewed the original design based on feedback from residents, for example:

    You told us pedestrian safety outside Smithy Street School is a priority, so we are proposing to implement a one-way system, narrowing part of the road, on Smithy Street which will make it easier to cross the road.
    You said there is congestion and parking issues at school drop-off times on Smithy Street. The proposed one-way system will prevent vehicles from turning round and blocking the road, so traffic should flow much better.
    You told us reckless driving is an issue in the area, the one-way system and narrowing part of the road aims to reduce vehicle speed at all times.
    You asked us to improve cycle facilities in the Redman’s Road area, as part of this we are allowing contra-flow cycling on Smithy Street.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/smithy-street/
    Deadline: 23 July 2017

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  • Antill Road area

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Tower Hamlets Council is consulting people in the Antill Road area on proposed speed-reducing measures to support the 20mph scheme.

    The proposal supports the London Mayor’s “Safe Streets for London” strategy, and the Council’s commitment to reduce the number of collisions and injuries on London’s roads, as well as make the streets better places to walk and cycle.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/antill-road-area/
    Deadline: 23 July 2017

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