Knighten Street/Vaughan Way

Road closure/pocket park location consultation to prevent a new through-traffic route being created as a result of vehicles avoiding the bus gateway.

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Overview

Tower Hamlets Council is committed to improving the look and feel of public spaces in your neighbourhood. By delivering a range of street improvements we can make the borough a safer and more pleasant environment for all.

In April 2019, we consulted Wapping residents on plans to install a bus gateway to reduce through-traffic and the negative effects including noise and air pollution. We received more than 2,300 responses, with over 60% of people in favour of a bus gateway. Of those in favour, 84% supported the western location between Sampson Street and Knighten Street which included a road closure on Knighten Street.

The bus gateway will be implemented on Wapping High Street in November 2019 on an 18-month experimental traffic order. It will operate on weekdays from 5:30am to 10:30am and from 4pm to 7pm. Only buses and bicycles will be exempt during the operating times.

What is proposed?

As part of the implementation, it is necessary to install a road closure on Knighten Street or Vaughan Way to prevent a new through-traffic route being created as a result of vehicles avoiding the bus gateway.

There are three possible locations for the pocket parks and road closure. We would like to know which you would prefer. The proposed options for the road closure are:

Option 1 (Recommended option) –junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street
Option 2 – junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way
Option 3 – junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Option 1 - Recommended - Junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street

Option One – Recommended – Junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street

The recommended option aligns with the existing green space and cycle hire facility on Vaughan Way and will provide a new play area for children. Features include:

  • New raised segregated cycle access on Vaughan Way
  • Improved pedestrian access on Vaughan Way
  • Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety
  • New pocket park, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • New play area in the pocket park
  • Parking and cycle hire will remain

Option 2 - Junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way

Option Two – Junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way

A road closure between Knighten Street and Vaughan Way. Vehicles will be able to access Vaughan Way from Sampson Street, and access Knighten Street from Wapping High Street. Features include:

  • New raised shared space for cyclists and pedestrians outside the entrance to John Orwell Sports Centre car park (Scandrett Street)
  • New pocket park, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • Cycle hire station will remain
  • Loss of one parking bay to create vehicle turning area
    Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety

Option 3 - Junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Option Three – Junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Knighten Street would be closed to vehicles, from Wapping High Street with access only from Vaughan Way. Access to Hermitage Court car park will not be impacted by this scheme. Features include:

  • New raised segregated cycle access from Wapping High Street into Knighten Street
  • New pocket parks, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • Improved pedestrian footways on Knighten Street
  • Improved pedestrian crossing at the junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street
  • Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety

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

Tower Hamlets Council is committed to improving the look and feel of public spaces in your neighbourhood. By delivering a range of street improvements we can make the borough a safer and more pleasant environment for all.

In April 2019, we consulted Wapping residents on plans to install a bus gateway to reduce through-traffic and the negative effects including noise and air pollution. We received more than 2,300 responses, with over 60% of people in favour of a bus gateway. Of those in favour, 84% supported the western location between Sampson Street and Knighten Street which included a road closure on Knighten Street.

The bus gateway will be implemented on Wapping High Street in November 2019 on an 18-month experimental traffic order. It will operate on weekdays from 5:30am to 10:30am and from 4pm to 7pm. Only buses and bicycles will be exempt during the operating times.

What is proposed?

What is proposed?

As part of the implementation, it is necessary to install a road closure on Knighten Street or Vaughan Way to prevent a new through-traffic route being created as a result of vehicles avoiding the bus gateway.

There are three possible locations for the pocket parks and road closure. We would like to know which you would prefer. The proposed options for the road closure are:

Option 1 (Recommended option) –junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street
Option 2 – junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way
Option 3 – junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Option 1 - Recommended - Junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street

Option 1 - Recommended - Junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street

Option One – Recommended – Junction of Vaughan Way and Sampson Street

The recommended option aligns with the existing green space and cycle hire facility on Vaughan Way and will provide a new play area for children. Features include:

  • New raised segregated cycle access on Vaughan Way
  • Improved pedestrian access on Vaughan Way
  • Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety
  • New pocket park, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • New play area in the pocket park
  • Parking and cycle hire will remain
Option 2 - Junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way

Option 2 - Junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way

Option Two – Junction of Knighten Street and Vaughan Way

A road closure between Knighten Street and Vaughan Way. Vehicles will be able to access Vaughan Way from Sampson Street, and access Knighten Street from Wapping High Street. Features include:

  • New raised shared space for cyclists and pedestrians outside the entrance to John Orwell Sports Centre car park (Scandrett Street)
  • New pocket park, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • Cycle hire station will remain
  • Loss of one parking bay to create vehicle turning area
    Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety
Option 3 - Junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Option 3 - Junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Option Three – Junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street

Knighten Street would be closed to vehicles, from Wapping High Street with access only from Vaughan Way. Access to Hermitage Court car park will not be impacted by this scheme. Features include:

  • New raised segregated cycle access from Wapping High Street into Knighten Street
  • New pocket parks, tree planting and low level shrubs
  • Improved pedestrian footways on Knighten Street
  • Improved pedestrian crossing at the junction of Knighten Street and Wapping High Street
  • Bollards will be installed to prevent vehicles using the access and improve safety
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.

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