Harley Grove

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Background

Harley Grove

Tower Hamlets Council is committed to making the borough’s streets safer and more pleasant for all road users by delivering a range of street improvements in the area.

Students, parents and teachers from Central Foundation Girls’ School on Bow Road have asked us to change the road layout outside the school on Harley Grove as they are concerned about the number of parking, safety and congestion issues they experience daily at drop off and pick up times.

The process

We met with students at Central Foundation Girls’ School over the last few months to understand their concerns and the issues they face.

The students went onsite with the designers, carrying out parking surveys and looking at different options and road layouts.

Together we have created a design that meets their needs; encouraging good driver behaviour, promoting road safety and making the environment look nicer to benefit everyone in the street.

The students have presented their ideas to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, and these are now being presented to you to seek your opinion on them.

What we propose - traffic improvements

Click here to see the proposed traffic improvements.

The changes and design to the road layout and surrounding area have been created based on feedback from pupils. There were a number of concerns but the top four are listed below:

What students told us…

We propose to…

“Cars turning from Bow Road onto Harley Grove do not see us crossing due to cars parked along the junction. This also makes it difficult for us to cross the road safely.”

Narrow the road at the junction of Harley Grove and Bow Road to reduce the crossing distance and discourage vehicles from waiting on double red lines.

Right turn ban from Harley Grove onto Bow Road to improve junction safety.

“Parents do u-turns on Harley Road to avoid waiting for students to cross the road.”

Make Harley Grove and Benworth Street one-way anti-clockwise to stop dangerous u-turn movements outside the school (ie. Harley Grove will be one-way southbound, meaning that it will not be possible to turn into Harley Grove from Bow Road).

“Parents drive and wait around the new kerb build out outside the school, meaning that a large number of vehicles are parked outside the main entrance.”

Increase build out area outside the school to provide additional pavement and space near school access points.

“There is no official crossing point for students on Harley Grove to use during the day to get to classes in the other building or at the end of the day.”

Increase pavement and space near school access points and provide an informal crossing point. Enforce school keep clear restrictions to make sure vehicles don’t wait across the area where there are many students crossing.

Other improvements include:

  • Right turn ban from Alfred Street onto Bow Road to reduce rat-running and improve junction safety.
  • Six parking spaces will need to be removed to allow for the above changes (five on Harley Grove and one on Benworth Street).
  • Parking bays for disabled drivers affected by the changes have been relocated, meaning no loss of parking.
  • Coborn Street will be made one-way from Bow Road to Coborn Road to provide similar safety
    improvements outside Malmesbury Primary School.

What we propose - design improvements

Click here to see the concept plan.

Students at Central Foundation Girls’ School also wanted to use this opportunity to make the area more
attractive and emphasise the presence of the school.

After much discussion about what the area could look like and the types of materials that could be used, the design in the ‘Proposed traffic improvements’ tab shows what the students would like Harley Grove to look like and how the different features fit in with improving safety.

The students wanted to see:

  • More colour in the area – colourful blocks on the road, leading up to the raised table and crossing, as well as colourful paving and lampposts.
  • “Funky” bollards – wire-frame bollards with human figures are proposed to raise awareness to drivers of the students crossing as well as stop cars parking on the pavement.
  • Planting – thin bollards with ivy are proposed, which will help create a “greener” feel and improve air quality.

By changing the street so dramatically we hope to encourage parents to allow more students to walk to school and help improve air quality locally.

Please click on the links and view the images below to see the plans in detail.

Coloured paving example:

Coloured lamp column example:

Bespoke wire frame bollard concept:

Thin bollards with ivy example:

Coloured (paver) blocks example:

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.

Please view the plans and fill in the survey  by Friday 29 June.

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

 

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 late 2018.

 

Privacy notice

Data Controller and Purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Highways Service, to process your responses for the Harley Grove consultation. [The service is provided jointly with Project Centre and the participants are Joint Controllers of the data you provide / Tower Hamlets Council is the Data Controller].

[We have received your data from www.pclconsult.co.uk and will use this for analysing the Harley Grove consultation.]

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Condition For Processing Personal Data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data [(name, address, contact details)], under the GDPR [as a task carried out in the public interest / for the performance of a contract / for compliance with a legal obligation /with consent], and more personal data (health, personal and household circumstances) as necessary for [substantial public interest reasons / employment, social security or social protection law / preventative or occupational medicine / medical diagnosis / the provision of health or social care / public health / explicit consent].

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for [five] years after the case is closed. For further details, you can view our Retention Schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf. As stated above this will include the Highways team and Project Centre.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

[Data Transfer to non EEA territory]

[Automated decision making and Profiling]

[The service will process some of the data by computer and may therefore make automated decisions on your case. You can ask for this to be explained to you, please see the ‘your rights’ link below] [We may also to some degree use the data to build a profile for you regarding service provision and priority].

Your Rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection Page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.

Background

Background

Harley Grove

Tower Hamlets Council is committed to making the borough’s streets safer and more pleasant for all road users by delivering a range of street improvements in the area.

Students, parents and teachers from Central Foundation Girls’ School on Bow Road have asked us to change the road layout outside the school on Harley Grove as they are concerned about the number of parking, safety and congestion issues they experience daily at drop off and pick up times.

The process

The process

We met with students at Central Foundation Girls’ School over the last few months to understand their concerns and the issues they face.

The students went onsite with the designers, carrying out parking surveys and looking at different options and road layouts.

Together we have created a design that meets their needs; encouraging good driver behaviour, promoting road safety and making the environment look nicer to benefit everyone in the street.

The students have presented their ideas to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs, and these are now being presented to you to seek your opinion on them.

What we propose - traffic improvements

What we propose - traffic improvements

Click here to see the proposed traffic improvements.

The changes and design to the road layout and surrounding area have been created based on feedback from pupils. There were a number of concerns but the top four are listed below:

What students told us…

We propose to…

“Cars turning from Bow Road onto Harley Grove do not see us crossing due to cars parked along the junction. This also makes it difficult for us to cross the road safely.”

Narrow the road at the junction of Harley Grove and Bow Road to reduce the crossing distance and discourage vehicles from waiting on double red lines.

Right turn ban from Harley Grove onto Bow Road to improve junction safety.

“Parents do u-turns on Harley Road to avoid waiting for students to cross the road.”

Make Harley Grove and Benworth Street one-way anti-clockwise to stop dangerous u-turn movements outside the school (ie. Harley Grove will be one-way southbound, meaning that it will not be possible to turn into Harley Grove from Bow Road).

“Parents drive and wait around the new kerb build out outside the school, meaning that a large number of vehicles are parked outside the main entrance.”

Increase build out area outside the school to provide additional pavement and space near school access points.

“There is no official crossing point for students on Harley Grove to use during the day to get to classes in the other building or at the end of the day.”

Increase pavement and space near school access points and provide an informal crossing point. Enforce school keep clear restrictions to make sure vehicles don’t wait across the area where there are many students crossing.

Other improvements include:

  • Right turn ban from Alfred Street onto Bow Road to reduce rat-running and improve junction safety.
  • Six parking spaces will need to be removed to allow for the above changes (five on Harley Grove and one on Benworth Street).
  • Parking bays for disabled drivers affected by the changes have been relocated, meaning no loss of parking.
  • Coborn Street will be made one-way from Bow Road to Coborn Road to provide similar safety
    improvements outside Malmesbury Primary School.
What we propose - design improvements

What we propose - design improvements

Click here to see the concept plan.

Students at Central Foundation Girls’ School also wanted to use this opportunity to make the area more
attractive and emphasise the presence of the school.

After much discussion about what the area could look like and the types of materials that could be used, the design in the ‘Proposed traffic improvements’ tab shows what the students would like Harley Grove to look like and how the different features fit in with improving safety.

The students wanted to see:

  • More colour in the area – colourful blocks on the road, leading up to the raised table and crossing, as well as colourful paving and lampposts.
  • “Funky” bollards – wire-frame bollards with human figures are proposed to raise awareness to drivers of the students crossing as well as stop cars parking on the pavement.
  • Planting – thin bollards with ivy are proposed, which will help create a “greener” feel and improve air quality.

By changing the street so dramatically we hope to encourage parents to allow more students to walk to school and help improve air quality locally.

Please click on the links and view the images below to see the plans in detail.

Coloured paving example:

Coloured lamp column example:

Bespoke wire frame bollard concept:

Thin bollards with ivy example:

Coloured (paver) blocks example:

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.

Please view the plans and fill in the survey  by Friday 29 June.

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

 

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 late 2018.

 

Privacy notice

Privacy notice

Data Controller and Purpose

The information you provide will be used by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ Highways Service, to process your responses for the Harley Grove consultation. [The service is provided jointly with Project Centre and the participants are Joint Controllers of the data you provide / Tower Hamlets Council is the Data Controller].

[We have received your data from www.pclconsult.co.uk and will use this for analysing the Harley Grove consultation.]

We process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and if you have any concerns the Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted on DPO@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Condition For Processing Personal Data

It is necessary for us to process your personal data [(name, address, contact details)], under the GDPR [as a task carried out in the public interest / for the performance of a contract / for compliance with a legal obligation /with consent], and more personal data (health, personal and household circumstances) as necessary for [substantial public interest reasons / employment, social security or social protection law / preventative or occupational medicine / medical diagnosis / the provision of health or social care / public health / explicit consent].

A delay in you providing the information requested may result in a delay in providing appropriate services.

How long do we keep your information?

We will only hold your information for as long as is required by law and to provide you with the necessary services. This is likely to be for [five] years after the case is closed. For further details, you can view our Retention Schedule.

We may also anonymise some personal data you provide to us to ensure that you cannot be identified and use this for statistical analysis of data to allow the Council to effectively target and plan the provision of services.

Information sharing

Your personal information may be shared with internal departments or with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf. As stated above this will include the Highways team and Project Centre.

The council has a duty to protect public funds and may use personal information and data-matching techniques to detect and prevent fraud, and ensure public money is targeted and spent in the most appropriate and cost-effective way. Information may be shared with internal services and external bodies like the Audit Commission, Department for Work and Pensions, other local authorities, HM Revenue and Customs, and the Police. This activity is carried out under social protection law.

We have a duty to improve the health of the population we serve. To help with this, we use data and information from a range of sources including hospitals to understand more about the nature and causes of disease and ill-health in the area. This data would normally be anonymised and never used to make decisions on a specific individual or family.

[Data Transfer to non EEA territory]

[Automated decision making and Profiling]

[The service will process some of the data by computer and may therefore make automated decisions on your case. You can ask for this to be explained to you, please see the ‘your rights’ link below] [We may also to some degree use the data to build a profile for you regarding service provision and priority].

Your Rights

You can find out more about your rights on our Data Protection Page and this includes details of your rights about automated decisions, such as the ranking of Housing Applications, and how to complain to the Information Commissioner.

Have your say

Your views are important to us, please fill in the online survey below by Friday 29 June 2018.


Harley Grove
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Harley Grove

1. Do you think there is an issue with traffic during school drop-off and pickup times?
This question is required
The following questions will ask you for your opinion on different parts of the scheme
2. Please tell us if you agree or disagree with the following changes that are designed to make the area safer and more attractive:
2a. Increase build out area outside the school to provide additional pavement and space near school access points and provide an informal crossing point.
This question is required
2b. Narrow the road at the junction of Harley Grove and Bow Road to reduce the crossing distance and discourage vehicles from waiting on double red lines.
This question is required
2c. Widening the pavement to give more space to pedestrians and slow down vehicles.
This question is required
2d. Introduce coloured paving and lamp columns to make the area look more attractive.
This question is required
2e. Introduce bollards (possibly wire frame and/or ivy) to make drivers aware of the students and to discourage parking on the pavement.
This question is required
2f. Make Harley Grove and Benworth Street one-way anti-clockwise to stop dangerous u-turn movements outside the school.
This question is required
2g. Right turn ban from Harley Grove onto Bow Road to reduce rat-running and improve junction safety.
This question is required
2h. Right turn ban from Alfred Street onto Bow Road to reduce rat-running and improve junction safety.
This question is required
2i. Make Coborn Street one-way from Bow Road to Coborn Road.
This question is required
2j. Move some of the disabled bays (but there will be no loss of disabled parking).
This question is required