Buxton Street

Consultation on making Buxton Street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly

Closes Wednesday 25th September 2019 Submit your comments

Overview

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is proposing to change Buxton Street from a car-dominated road to one that is more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

We’d like to hear your views on the two options proposed and your thoughts on the redesign of Buxton Street.

What is proposed?

The aim of the changes are to make Buxton Street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, making it safer for all users of the street.

By removing highway ‘clutter’, such as excess signs and railings, there will be room for more planting, open space for pedestrians and cyclists and art features to add interest along the route.

The scheme will help to support the Healthy Streets indicators such as improving air quality, reducing noise levels and increasing the attractiveness of walking and cycling by providing things to see and do along the road.

The two options that have been proposed contain different levels and types of change. We’d like to hear your views on these and any suggestions you have on the redesign of Buxton Street.

Option A

In option A, at the Brick Lane end of Buxton Street, our aim is to make the street feel a part of Allen Gardens Park and Spitalfields City Farm. As part of this option, both vehicle access and speed would be reduced. This would be achieved by reducing the width of the street and repaving it to look like the park. By changing the existing street into a ‘Green Route’, a route for walking and cycling, there would be lots of new planting, sustainable drainage and art features.

Along the eastern section of Buxton Street, adjacent to Thomas Buxton Primary School, again the width of the street would be reduced. This would involve increasing the amount of tree planting and improving the area around the school. We would also remove much of the highway ‘clutter’, such as railings and signs, to make it more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

Please see the images below for visualisations of the proposed changes. Click to view a larger image.

Overview of Buxton Street (Option A)

Image A – Brick Lane end of Buxton Street – Allen Gardens Park

Image B – Buxton Street and edge of Allen Gardens Park

Image C – Buxton Street and edge of Thomas Buxton Primary School

Option B

In option B, at the Brick Lane end of Buxton Street, our aim is to reduce the width of the street to make it less a road and more a public space. This would involve creating a series of small seating areas, places for public art and new entrances to Allen Garden Park and Spitalfields City Farm.

Along the eastern section of Buxton Street, adjacent to Thomas Buxton Primary School, again we want to provide a more unified feel along the street, reducing the width of the street and removing much of the highway ‘clutter’. This will allow more tree planting to improve the area around the entrance to the school, making it somewhere children can meet and play safely with their friends.

Please see the images below for visualisations of the proposed changes. Click to view a larger image.

Overview of Buxton Street (Option B)

Image A – Brick Lane end of Buxton Street – Allen Gardens Park

Image B – Buxton Street and edge of Allen Gardens Park

Image C – Buxton Street and edge of Thomas Buxton Primary School

Drop-in sessions

We will be holding two drop-in sessions for members of the public, businesses and residents to come along and discuss the proposals with us.

 

These sessions will be held at the entrance of Allen Gardens on Buxton Street on the following days and times:

 

  • Wednesday 11 September between 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 19 September between 4-6pm

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council.

Tower Hamlets Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Overview

Overview

The London Borough of Tower Hamlets is proposing to change Buxton Street from a car-dominated road to one that is more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

We’d like to hear your views on the two options proposed and your thoughts on the redesign of Buxton Street.

What is proposed?

What is proposed?

The aim of the changes are to make Buxton Street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, making it safer for all users of the street.

By removing highway ‘clutter’, such as excess signs and railings, there will be room for more planting, open space for pedestrians and cyclists and art features to add interest along the route.

The scheme will help to support the Healthy Streets indicators such as improving air quality, reducing noise levels and increasing the attractiveness of walking and cycling by providing things to see and do along the road.

The two options that have been proposed contain different levels and types of change. We’d like to hear your views on these and any suggestions you have on the redesign of Buxton Street.

Option A

Option A

In option A, at the Brick Lane end of Buxton Street, our aim is to make the street feel a part of Allen Gardens Park and Spitalfields City Farm. As part of this option, both vehicle access and speed would be reduced. This would be achieved by reducing the width of the street and repaving it to look like the park. By changing the existing street into a ‘Green Route’, a route for walking and cycling, there would be lots of new planting, sustainable drainage and art features.

Along the eastern section of Buxton Street, adjacent to Thomas Buxton Primary School, again the width of the street would be reduced. This would involve increasing the amount of tree planting and improving the area around the school. We would also remove much of the highway ‘clutter’, such as railings and signs, to make it more pedestrian and cycle-friendly.

Please see the images below for visualisations of the proposed changes. Click to view a larger image.

Overview of Buxton Street (Option A)

Image A – Brick Lane end of Buxton Street – Allen Gardens Park

Image B – Buxton Street and edge of Allen Gardens Park

Image C – Buxton Street and edge of Thomas Buxton Primary School

Option B

Option B

In option B, at the Brick Lane end of Buxton Street, our aim is to reduce the width of the street to make it less a road and more a public space. This would involve creating a series of small seating areas, places for public art and new entrances to Allen Garden Park and Spitalfields City Farm.

Along the eastern section of Buxton Street, adjacent to Thomas Buxton Primary School, again we want to provide a more unified feel along the street, reducing the width of the street and removing much of the highway ‘clutter’. This will allow more tree planting to improve the area around the entrance to the school, making it somewhere children can meet and play safely with their friends.

Please see the images below for visualisations of the proposed changes. Click to view a larger image.

Overview of Buxton Street (Option B)

Image A – Brick Lane end of Buxton Street – Allen Gardens Park

Image B – Buxton Street and edge of Allen Gardens Park

Image C – Buxton Street and edge of Thomas Buxton Primary School

Drop-in sessions

Drop-in sessions

We will be holding two drop-in sessions for members of the public, businesses and residents to come along and discuss the proposals with us.

 

These sessions will be held at the entrance of Allen Gardens on Buxton Street on the following days and times:

 

  • Wednesday 11 September between 10am – 12pm
  • Thursday 19 September between 4-6pm
Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

This consultation is being carried out by Project Centre Limited for and on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council.

All personal data submitted in connection with the consultation is processed by Project Centre Limited on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council.

Tower Hamlets Council’s Privacy Notice, which explains how personal data submitted in connection with this consultation is used is available on their website.

Have your say

What do you think about the proposals for the Buxton Street scheme? Please fill out the survey to tell us what you think about the proposals, and any suggestions you have for how the area could be changed, by midnight Monday 25 September 2019.

You can also come along to one of our drop-in events in Allen Gardens on either Wednesday 11 September, 10am-12pm or Thursday 19 September, 4-6pm.

If you have any questions please email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk or call 020 3092 0401.


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