Tower Hamlets Wheelers

Group managed by Tower Hamlets Wheelers, the Tower Hamlets borough group of the London Cycling Campaign.

  • Liveable Streets Old Ford Road West

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Liveable Streets is a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. Tower Hamlets would like to hear your views on the proposals for the Old Ford Road West project area.

    We've listened to your concerns on issues including:

    • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential streets, impacting safety, air and noise pollution.
    • The need for better, cleaner and greener public spaces.
    • Hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

    What is proposed and why are the proposals important?

    Four schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public space, reduce through-traffic and improve air quality.

    We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. This includes crossing improvements, better street lighting, tree planting, and School Streets.

    Every day thousands of vehicles are travelling through the area and not stopping. These vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops. These proposals are also planned to work together with the approved Bethnal Green scheme and proposed changes in the Bow Liveable Streets area. This scheme in the Old Ford Road West area will provide essential links by creating improved active travel routes for everyone.

    The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, and air quality. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

    All properties will still be accessible by vehicle, but people will also have greater choice on how they get around by removing barriers to walking and cycling.

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  • 2-way Cycle Tracks - do cyclists use them in the contraflow direction?

    Created by Bruce Lynn // 2 threads

    Observations on the recently opened Cycleway 4 in South London indicate that 25% of cyclists choose NOT to use it in the contraflow direction. This is consistent with the view of many cyclists that it is better to be on the "correct" side of the road.  A short report of the counts on CW4 is at

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RONkTFVNwjOZgjpeTdxw_W06R08d9h9_/view?usp=sharing

    I would be interested if anyone else has similar findings. and in general how people feel about 2-way tracks.  TfL seem to like them (use a bit less space, a little cheaper). But if they are significantly less likely to be used than two 1-way tracks, this information might get us better designs.

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  • York Square consultation, Limehouse, Tower Hamlets

    Created by julieplichon // 1 thread

    The London Borough of Tower Hamlets council are proposing changes in the area surrounding York Square that aim to reduce cars cutting through local streets, making them safer, quieter and more pleasant for residents.

     

    Proposals include changes to roads and junctions around York Square and just north of Salmon Lane, with the aim of reducing through-traffic on local streets and making crossing easier for pedestrians. In addition, pavement widening is being proposed on Aston Street to improve the environment around Cayley Primary School.

     

    Please visit the website https://consultprojectcentre.co.uk/yorksquare to find out more information on these proposals and fill out an online survey by midnight on Sunday 19 July 2020. Keep an eye on the website for updates on the project.

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  • Bow Liveable Streets consultation

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Liveable Streets is a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot and bike.

    We’ve listened to your concerns on issues including:

    • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential areas
    • Unfriendly pavements, public spaces and poor crossings for pedestrians
    • Hostile environments for cyclists, particularly for children

    We would now like to hear your feedback on the proposals, which you can do by filling out the below survey by Wednesday 29 July 2020.

    What is proposed and why are these proposals important?

    Every day there are over 33,000 journeys within the Bow area. Of these, 49% are vehicles travelling through the area and not stopping. This means over 16,000 journeys are from non-residents of the local area and these vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops.

    The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, air quality and give the streets back to the residents. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

    Seven main schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public spaces, discourage through-traffic and improve air quality. We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. Pedestrian improvements, better street lighting, tree planting and cycling infrastructure are also considered.

    https://talk.towerhamlets.gov.uk/LSBow

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  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Travel in London Report

    Created by Simon Parker // 1 thread

    A lack of a clearly defined, well planned cycling network is hindering the growth of cycling in London.

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