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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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  • Ben Jonson Road / Harford Street / Aston Street junction

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    CONSULTATION RUBRIC:

    Three collisions have occurred at the Ben Jonson/Harford Street/Aston Street junction over a three year period resulting in three slight collisions including a pedestrian hit on the zebra crossing.

    Improving road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and although changes in layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help.

    The Ben Jonson/Harford Street/Aston Street junction is currently being invested in to improve the safety of the junction and the environment you live in.

    We propose to:

    Introduce traffic lights at the existing give-way junction to make it safer for pedestrians to cross.
    Implement a pedestrian only stage at the junction – this means all traffic lights will be held on red to road users to allow pedestrians to cross the junction safely.
    Remove the zebra crossing as the new traffic lights will provide a safer crossing facility.

    https://www.pclconsult.co.uk/projects/stepney-way-and-sidney-street-junction-2/

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  • Stepney Way and Sidney Street junction

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    CONSULTATION RUBRIC:

    Three collisions have occurred at the Stepney Way / Sidney Street junction over a three year period causing four slight injuries. All three collisions occurred due to failing to look properly when turning out of the junction or hitting a vehicle in front.

    Improving road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and although changes in layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help.

    The Stepney Way/Sidney Street junction is currently being invested in to improve the safety of the junction and the environment you live in.

    We propose to:

    Introduce traffic lights at the existing give-way junction to make it safer for pedestrians to cross.
    Implement a pedestrian only stage at the junction – this means all traffic lights will be held on red to road users to allow pedestrians to cross the junction safely.
    Provide advanced stop lines marked on each arm of the junction to benefit cyclists.
    Remove the guard rails, kerb build outs and the zebra crossing as the new traffic lights will provide a safer crossing facility.

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  • Tower Hamlets Local Infrastructure Fund consultation

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    The council is consulting on the Local Infrastructure Fund (LIF) to give local people a say in defining the infrastructure priorities for their areas.

    The consultation period will run for six weeks from 27 June 2017 to 8 August 2017.

    Tower Hamlets has grown rapidly in recent years, and a number of new housing and employment developments have been built across the borough. Additional growth is expected in the future and the council recognises that this can put pressure on local services and infrastructure - that is, on areas like transport, schools, healthcare facilities and parks/open spaces.

    To deal with the impacts, developers are required to pay a financial contribution called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). The borough has apportioned to each LIF Area, 25 per cent of the money from which the income was generated. Please refer to the LIF Area Profile documents for the specific amounts collected so far for each LIF Area. The council must then use this money to support the development of the local area, by addressing the demands that development places on the area, and by making sure the right infrastructure and services are in place for residents.

    In addition to understanding local people’s infrastructure priorities, the council is engaging with local people and giving them an opportunity to nominate projects that they would like to see delivered in their neighborhood. These can be new or existing projects already identified by the council in the LIF Area Profiles. Prior to the allocation of funding to any project and in line with the regulations, you will need to clearly demonstrate how the project will deliver the provision, improvement, replacement, operation and/or maintenance of infrastructure or anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

    This consultation provides local people with an opportunity to nominate up to three (new or existing) projects. Prior to the allocation of the funding to any project and in line with the regulations it will need to be clearly demonstrated how the project will deliver the provision, improvement, replacement, operation or maintenance of infrastructure or provides anything else that is concerned with addressing the demands that development places on an area.

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  • Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    From TfL:

    Overview
    We are working with the London Boroughs of Tower Hamlets and Newham and the London Legacy Development Corporation to enhance the transport links and public realm at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane. The proposals would make it easier for people to cross both the A12 and Stratford High Street by providing new or upgraded pedestrian and cycle facilities, improving access for vehicles, enabling new bus routings, encouraging more walking and cycling, and connecting local communities and new developments in the surrounding area.

    What are we proposing?
    We would like your views on our initial ideas to change the road layout at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane.

    Bromley-by-Bow
    Two signalised junctions on the A12, to the north of Bromley-by-Bow station, would provide access to proposed residential and commercial development to the east of the A12
    Vehicles travelling northbound on the A12 would be able to turn right to access these new developments directly, without having to make a u-turn at Bow roundabout
    A bus-only link across the A12 would connect Bromley-by-Bow and new developments to the east
    Signalised crossings, replacing the existing subway at Three Mill Lane, and improvements to the subway at Bromley-by-Bow station would make crossing the A12 easier and more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists
    The proposals would also give west Bromley-by-Bow better links to the open space around the River Lea, the Lea River Park & Leaway, and the Three Mills historic buildings and park
    A segregated cycle track on the east side of the A12 would help improve access to the local cycle network, including the Lea Valley Towpath and Cycle Superhighway 2

    Marshgate Lane
    A new link road, connecting Marshgate Lane with Sugarhouse Lane and creating a four-arm junction with A118 Stratford High Street, would allow buses, cyclists and pedestrians to cross the Bow Back River via a new bridge, improving access to Pudding Mill Lane station and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Enabling future bus changes
    In addition to making the area more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists, the proposals for Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane would enable the creation of a new bus link. This would run from the west of the A12 at Bromley-by-Bow, through new developments either side of the River Lea, and north to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Any potential changes to bus routes in the area would be subject to a future and separate consultation.

    Traffic impacts
    Should we decide to take the proposals forward to the next stage of design, we would undertake traffic modelling to understand any potential effects of the changes, and summarises the results as part of a further stage of consultation on detailed proposals.

    Why are we proposing this?
    Bow and the wider area are changing. Local regeneration, growth in housing and the legacy development of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are all expected to contribute to changing demands on the transport network. Our key aims for the area are:

    Making the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach easier to cross. People prefer being able to cross streets at their convenience. Fast-moving or heavy traffic can make this difficult
    Supporting growth and local businesses by providing better access to new developments, encouraging more walking and cycling, and connecting communities
    Creating a more liveable place. People are more likely to use our streets when their journey is interesting and stimulating, with attractive views, buildings, planting, and where other people are using the street

    Bow Interchange
    In spring 2015 we consulted on improvements to make it easier for pedestrians to cross Bow Interchange safely and provide a new area of public space. Seven new signalised crossings, including two pedestrian/cycle crossings, were opened in June 2016, improving connectivity between Bow and Stratford. You can find more information on the 2015 consultation at: tfl.gov.uk/roads/bow-vision

    We have looked at further options to redesign Bow Interchange and remove both the roundabout and flyover, giving pedestrians and cyclists more direct access to facilities. However, we have now deferred development of this scheme until we can identify the significant funding required to take the plans forward.

    Public exhibitions
    We will be holding the following public exhibitions, where you can view the proposals, speak to members of the project team and submit your response to the consultation:

    Kingsley Hall, Powis Road, London E3 3HJ

    TBC
    Saturday 8 April, 1200-1600
    Thursday 20 April, 1600-2000

    The Vision for Bow and the Healthy Streets Approach
    The pedestrian improvements at Bow Interchange were delivered as part of the Vision for Bow: a place which all road users, passing through, find accessible, safe and connected. You can find more information on the Vision for Bow at tfl.gov.uk/roads/bow-vision

    Announced in February 2017, the Healthy Streets Approach incorporates the objectives and principles of the Vision for Bow. We will therefore deliver the proposals at Bromley-by-Bow and Marshgate Lane as part of this approach, which sets out a long-term plan for improving Londoners’ and visitors’ experiences of our streets, helping everyone to be more active and enjoy the health benefits of being on our streets. You can find more information on the Healthy Streets Approach at tfl.gov.uk/healthy-streets

    Other developments in the Bow area
    The overview map above includes proposals for road layout changes in the Bow area that would be delivered by organisations other than Transport for London. We have included these to show how our proposals fit in to the wider regeneration of the Bow area. These changes are included in the Bromley-by-Bow and Pudding Mill Supplementary Planning Documents, which were consulted on by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) in winter 2016. Details of these consultations can be found below.

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  • Monier Road H14 Olympic Park bridge

    Created by Simon Munk // 2 threads

    This is a motor vehicle bridge planned to replace the current cycle/walking bridge from Fish Island to the Olympic Park.

    LLDC said:

    "Bridges H14 and H16 both span the River Lee Navigation and will connect Fish Island to the Sweetwater neighbourhood planned within PDZ4. Under the LCS permission, outline approval was granted for:
    - Bridge H14: A new all-modes bridge (including a vehicular route) connecting Sweetwater to Roach Road/Monier Road.
    - Bridge H16: A new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting Sweetwater to Stour Road.

    The new all-modes H14 will replace the existing pedestrian and cycle bridge that currently crosses the River Lee Navigation at the same location.
    Condition LCS0.31 of the LCS outline planning permission specifies the information to be provided with RMAs for both Bridges H14 and H16. Table A1 in Appendix A to this Covering
    Letter details how the requirements of Condition LCS0.31 have been met. Appendix A also notes any other relevant LCS planning conditions (Table A2) that are addressed by the RMAs.
    The description of development for the purposes of the Bridge H14 RMA is as follows: “Application for the approval of reserved matters for Bridge H14 with associated works pursuant to condition LCS0.31 of outline planning permission 11/90621/OUTODA being details of layout, scale, appearance, means of access and landscape.”
    The description of development for the purposes of the Bridge H16 RMA is as follows: “Application for the approval of reserved matters for Bridge H16 with associated works pursuant to condition LCS0.31 of outline planning permission 11/90621/OUTODA being details of layout, scale, appearance, means of access and landscape.”

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  • Wick Lane Quietway route consultation

    Created by Owen Pearson // 1 thread

    Wick Lane Quietway cycle route from Greenway to Quietway 6

    Transport for London (TfL) is proposing to improve provision for cyclists along Wick Lane from Jodrell Road/Cadogan Terrace to the Greenway and has asked the council to help to deliver the scheme in this area as part of the Quietway cycle network.

    Scheme drawings: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/Documents/Transport-and-infrastructure/Transport-planning/QWNG_Consultation.pdf
    Overall Quietway 6 route: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/Documents/Transport-and-infrastructure/Transport-planning/QW_Newham_Greenway_Map.pdf

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  • A13 Commercial Road between New Road and Jubilee Street

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    TfL Overview:
    We would like your views on proposals to improve safety, journey time reliability and the urban realm on Commercial Road between New Road and Jubilee Street in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
    We have identified a higher rate of collisions along this stretch of road compared to similar roads in London, particularly involving pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists. Therefore, we are proposing a scheme that is designed to reduce the number of collisions involving these vulnerable road users.
    The area also suffers from vehicle congestion, particularly at peak times. Parked vehicles prevent buses from using the eastbound bus lane at busy times, which causes delays to bus passengers.

    What are we proposing?
    We are proposing to implement a number of changes to improve conditions for bus passengers and vulnerable road users. These include:

    Pedestrians
    - Raised carriageway with coloured surfacing on Commercial Road between Turner Street and Sidney Street to help lower traffic speeds and reduce collisions. There would still be a detectable kerb height between the road and the footway
    - Converting the pedestrian crossing outside Watney Market to a wider straight crossing and relocating it closer to the market. This would mean pedestrians crossing in one stage rather than waiting on a central island. Pedestrian “Countdown” at the crossing would also be provided.
    - Providing a wider crossing point for schoolchildren outside Mulberry School for Girls and installing electronic signs to make drivers more aware of schoolchildren crossing
    - Raising the level of all side road entrances and providing kerb build outs to reduce traffic speeds, making it easier for pedestrians to cross
    - Providing a continuous footway across the following side roads to give priority to pedestrians and a smoother crossing surface: Richard Street; Jane Street; Anthony Street; Fenton Street; Buross Street; Hungerford Street; Bromehead Street
    - Reducing kerb heights, particularly around Watney Market, to help pedestrians
    - Installing low level central islands to help pedestrians cross the road informally
    - Upgrading pavements where damaged or uneven

    Other Road Users
    - Re-surfacing sections of the road to provide a smoother surface for cyclists and motorcyclists and to reduce noise
    - Making Turner Street “no entry” to motor traffic (except cycles) from Commercial Road in order to improve safety outside Mulberry School for Girls and to prevent vehicles queuing back onto Commercial Road at busy times. Access would still be possible using other routes, and motorists would be able to exit Turner Street onto Commercial Road as they do now
    - Widening bus lanes to 4.5 metres to allow cyclists and motorcyclists to pass buses more safely. We would create space for this by changing the hours of operation of the parking bays on the North side of Commercial Road
    - Converting some existing parking bays into two new loading bays.
    - Changing parking controls where necessary on the north side of Commercial Road by converting existing ‘all day’ parking (Mon-Sat 7am-7pm) to off-peak times (Mon-Sat 10am-4pm). This would allow the bus lane to operate at peak times (Mon-Sat 7-10am and 4-7pm)
    - Providing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists at junctions to let them wait ahead of other traffic

    Urban Realm Improvements
    - New tree planting where conditions allow.
    - Improving the urban realm – reducing clutter, better paving and a more pleasant environment particularly around Watney Market

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  • Traffic changes proposed for Cable Street, CS3 and area

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    The council is consulting with the public about making changes to traffic movements in and around Cable Street.
    The proposed changes are designed to alleviate the number of vehicles cutting through Cable Street to avoid congestion on The Highway.
    There are a number of vehicles using Brodlove Lane and Cable Street as a ‘rat run’ to travel from The Highway to Butcher Row.
    The changes to be considered by the public include one-way parts of Cable Street.
    It is also proposed that a number of measures be introduced to make the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
    A new bus lane will be created on a short section of Cable Street between Sutton Street and Watney Street. This will be supported by the closure of the north end of King David Lane to all motor vehicles.
    The changes will see a significant reduction in the amount and speeds of traffic using Cable Street and surrounding roads.
    In preliminary consultation with businesses and residents, the council was told cyclists are uncomfortable using the narrow two-way cycle lane.
    The council proposes the cycle lane be widened for cyclists travelling against the traffic, with cyclists travelling the other way joining the main flow of reduced traffic.
    The area between Shadwell Overground and DLR stations and Sutton Street will be completely redesigned to ensure priority for pedestrians.
    The proposals will also see the introduction of pocket parks and improved community spaces to make the area look and feel more attractive.
    Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, said: “We have developed these proposals after being made aware of initial concerns from residents, businesses and people who travel through the area. These detailed and well developed plans will improve the area for all road users. We welcome any comments to ensure that we have taken everything into consideration.”
    Cllr Ayas Miah, cabinet member for environment, added: “For far too long the safety of people using Cable Street has not been given enough priority. These proposed changes will stop vehicles from cutting through the area for the benefit of pedestrians and cyclists. The aesthetic changes proposed will enable all local people to be proud of the area that they live or work in.”
    Full details of the proposals are being sent to 5,000 addresses along Cable Street and in the surrounding area.

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