Cable Street

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.

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Overview

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, a redesign of our streets can help. Therefore, Cable Street and the surrounding area are currently being reviewed to provide a safer road environment for the local community.

The proposed improvements aim to significantly reduce traffic, reduce vehicle speeds and create an improved pedestrian environment. Please see overview below. Detailed proposals are outlined in the tabs to the left:

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What is proposed? (A, B and C)

Martha Street and Watney Street junction (A)

We propose to implement a no entry system on Martha Street, which means vehicles will be unable to turn into Martha Street from Watney Street. Martha Street will remain two-way apart from the restriction at Watney Street. This will help to reduce the amount of traffic cutting through the area, improve safety and reduce conflicts at the tight corner of Watney Street with Tarling Street.

Cable Street by the Shadwell Overground entrance (B)

We propose to improve the pedestrian and cycling environment around the Shadwell Station entrance on Cable Street by:

  • Widening the pavement on both sides of Cable Street
  • Moving the pedestrian crossing to cater for pedestrians going into and out of the Overground station
  • Reducing the road width to encourage slower speeds
  • Changing the kerbs at the junctions of Bewley Street and Dellow Street with Cable Street to increase pavement width and shorten crossing distances for pedestrians
  • Introducing a new informal pedestrian crossing point across Cable Street to provide pedestrians with an alternative crossing location

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Dellow Street, Lowood Street and Bewley Street (C)

We propose to improve Dellow Street, Lowood Street and Bewley Street to provide a safer pedestrian and cycle environment by:

  • Implementing a one-way system on the Dellow Street – Lowood Street – Bewley Street loop to reduce traffic
  • Improving the pedestrian and cycle link between The Highway and Dellow Street by replacing the existing gates with bollards and installing new paving

Parking:

  • No change to parking on Dellow Street
  • Two additional parking spaces created on Lowood Street
  • No change to the number of parking bays on Bewley Street but the layout will change

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What is proposed? (D, E and F)

Tarling Street and Sutton Street junction (D)

We propose to implement a no entry system on Tarling Street, which means vehicles will be unable to turn into Tarling Street from Sutton Street. However, they will still be able to turn out of Tarling Street onto Sutton Street. This will help to reduce the amount of through traffic cutting through the area, improve safety and reduce conflicts at the tight corner of Watney Street with Tarling Street.

Sutton Street (E)

We propose to improve the pedestrian environment on Sutton Street by:

  • Introducing a new pedestrian crossing across Sutton Street near Shadwell Place
  • Widening the pavement on Sutton Street at the junction with Martha Street
  • Installing a new speed hump in advance of the new pedestrian crossing to reduce vehicle speeds along Sutton Street

Parking in the area will increase from five spaces to six and the layout will change.

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Cable Street, Sutton Street and King David Lane junction (F)

We propose to improve the pedestrian and cycle environment at this junction by:

  • Introducing a new pedestrian and cycle crossing across Sutton Street adjacent to Cable Street so that crossing pedestrians and cyclists have priority over vehicles
  • Widening of the existing pedestrian crossings on Cable Street to reduce conflict between pedestrians and cyclists
  • A new marked contra-flow cycle lane on the wider section of pavement through the one-way section of King David Lane towards The Highway to separate pedestrians and cyclists

Click on image above to open pdf.

Have your say

Your views are important to us. We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposed changes.

Fill in the survey at the bottom of the page to give us your feedback on the traffic calming measures.

And if you have ideas for future improvements in the area plot them on the map below, this could be anything from more bins to better street lighting.

What happens next?

The results of this consultation will be analysed and presented to Councillors for a final decision. If the proposal is accepted work is expected to start in summer 2018.

Overview

Overview

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, a redesign of our streets can help. Therefore, Cable Street and the surrounding area are currently being reviewed to provide a safer road environment for the local community.

The proposed improvements aim to significantly reduce traffic, reduce vehicle speeds and create an improved pedestrian environment. Please see overview below. Detailed proposals are outlined in the tabs to the left:

Click on image above to open pdf.

What is proposed? (A, B and C)

What is proposed? (A, B and C)

Martha Street and Watney Street junction (A)

We propose to implement a no entry system on Martha Street, which means vehicles will be unable to turn into Martha Street from Watney Street. Martha Street will remain two-way apart from the restriction at Watney Street. This will help to reduce the amount of traffic cutting through the area, improve safety and reduce conflicts at the tight corner of Watney Street with Tarling Street.

Cable Street by the Shadwell Overground entrance (B)

We propose to improve the pedestrian and cycling environment around the Shadwell Station entrance on Cable Street by:

  • Widening the pavement on both sides of Cable Street
  • Moving the pedestrian crossing to cater for pedestrians going into and out of the Overground station
  • Reducing the road width to encourage slower speeds
  • Changing the kerbs at the junctions of Bewley Street and Dellow Street with Cable Street to increase pavement width and shorten crossing distances for pedestrians
  • Introducing a new informal pedestrian crossing point across Cable Street to provide pedestrians with an alternative crossing location

Click on image above to open pdf.

Dellow Street, Lowood Street and Bewley Street (C)

We propose to improve Dellow Street, Lowood Street and Bewley Street to provide a safer pedestrian and cycle environment by:

  • Implementing a one-way system on the Dellow Street – Lowood Street – Bewley Street loop to reduce traffic
  • Improving the pedestrian and cycle link between The Highway and Dellow Street by replacing the existing gates with bollards and installing new paving

Parking:

  • No change to parking on Dellow Street
  • Two additional parking spaces created on Lowood Street
  • No change to the number of parking bays on Bewley Street but the layout will change

Click on image above to open pdf.

What is proposed? (D, E and F)

What is proposed? (D, E and F)

Tarling Street and Sutton Street junction (D)

We propose to implement a no entry system on Tarling Street, which means vehicles will be unable to turn into Tarling Street from Sutton Street. However, they will still be able to turn out of Tarling Street onto Sutton Street. This will help to reduce the amount of through traffic cutting through the area, improve safety and reduce conflicts at the tight corner of Watney Street with Tarling Street.

Sutton Street (E)

We propose to improve the pedestrian environment on Sutton Street by:

  • Introducing a new pedestrian crossing across Sutton Street near Shadwell Place
  • Widening the pavement on Sutton Street at the junction with Martha Street
  • Installing a new speed hump in advance of the new pedestrian crossing to reduce vehicle speeds along Sutton Street

Parking in the area will increase from five spaces to six and the layout will change.

Click on image above to open pdf.

Cable Street, Sutton Street and King David Lane junction (F)

We propose to improve the pedestrian and cycle environment at this junction by:

  • Introducing a new pedestrian and cycle crossing across Sutton Street adjacent to Cable Street so that crossing pedestrians and cyclists have priority over vehicles
  • Widening of the existing pedestrian crossings on Cable Street to reduce conflict between pedestrians and cyclists
  • A new marked contra-flow cycle lane on the wider section of pavement through the one-way section of King David Lane towards The Highway to separate pedestrians and cyclists

Click on image above to open pdf.

Have your say

Have your say

Your views are important to us. We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposed changes.

Fill in the survey at the bottom of the page to give us your feedback on the traffic calming measures.

And if you have ideas for future improvements in the area plot them on the map below, this could be anything from more bins to better street lighting.

What happens next?

What happens next?

The results of this consultation will be analysed and presented to Councillors for a final decision. If the proposal is accepted work is expected to start in summer 2018.

If you have ideas for how the area can be improved plot them on the map below, this could be anything from more bins to better street lighting. Please also fill in the survey below to have your say on the proposed traffic calming measures.


Have your say

Please fill in the survey by Sunday 21 January 2018

If you require a paper copy, translation or other format please contact Project Centre who is managing the consultation on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council:


Cable Street Speed Calming Measures
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Martha Street and Watney Street junction (A)

1. Do you agree or disagree with the no entry system proposed for Martha Street, which will stop vehicles turning into Martha Street from Watney Street?
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2. Please use the space below to provide any comments on this junction.
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Cable Street by Shadwell Overground (B)

3. Do you agree or disagree with the proposal for an improved pedestrian environment outside Shadwell Overground Station on Cable Street?
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4. Please use the space below to provide any comments on this area.
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