Isle of Dogs

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. These aim to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport users alike. Influencing road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and providing a safer road environment for the community. Although changes in road layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can also help.

The area that makes up the Isle of Dogs is currently being reviewed to provide a safer road environment for the local community through additional speed calming measures and pedestrian improvements. The proposed changes aim to significantly reduce traffic speeds, influence what routes drivers choose to make better use of the main roads and to create an improved pedestrian and cycling environment throughout the Isle of Dogs.

Across the Isle of Dogs we are proposing to redesign roads to encourage  slower vehicle speeds and improve the environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

The heavier trafficked roads such as Marsh Wall, Cotton Street, Prestons Road and Manchester Road have corridor reviews in progress to encourage slower speeds through design and will be the subject of a separate consultation at a later date. West India Dock Road and Westferry Road will also follow. All these roads require a different approach to traffic calming due to the heavier traffic which they carry – hence why we’ve separated them out from these residential roads.

We have split the area into four sections, map below. Please click on the tabs to the left for information regarding each area:

  • North-West Quarter
  • North-East Quarter
  • South-East Quarter
  • South-West Quarter

Please click on the map above to see it in detail, this will open up a pdf version which you can zoom into.

North-West Quarter

Byng Street

On Byng Street we propose to:

  • Install new speed humps between Manilla Street and Mastmaker Road
  • Raise the existing zebra crossing adjacent to Manilla Street

Strafford Street and Alpha Grove

On these streets we propose to:

  • Implement a one-way system on Strafford Street and Alpha Grove, from Westferry Road through to Janet Street
  • Install new speed humps along the length of Strafford Street and Alpha Grove to reduce the distance between the existing speed calming measures and reduce vehicle speeds

Janet Street, Tiller Road, Mellish Street, Cassillis Road, Mastmaker Road and Lighterman’s Road

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Millharbour

On Millharbour we propose to:

  • Install new speed humps along the length of Millharbour
  • Install a new raised table on Millharbour to improve the pedestrian environment between the Tiller Road and Pepper Street walkways

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

North-East Quarter

East Ferry Road (north of Launch Street), Launch Street, Galbraith Street and Strattondale Street

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Limeharbour

On this street we propose to:

  • Install new bus friendly raised tables along the length of Limeharbour
  • Raise the existing pedestrian crossing on Limeharbour

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

South-East Quarter

East Ferry Road (south of Limeharbour), Spindrift Avenue and Chapel House Street

On these streets we propose to:

  • Install new bus friendly raised tables along the length of  Spindrift Avenue and East Ferry Road (south of Limeharbour)
  • Raise the existing pedestrian crossing on East Ferry Road
  • Install a raised junction at the East Ferry Road and Chapel House Street junction (in the future we plan to redesign the Limeharbour/Marsh Wall junction and introduce traffic signals to help pedestrians cross)

Stebondale Street, Seyssel Street, Kingfield Street, Billson Street, Parsonage Street and Glengarnock Avenue

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

South-West Quarter

Cahir Street, Macquarie Way, Dockers Tanner Road and Charnwood Gardens

On these streets we propose to introduce new speed humps to reinforce the 20mph limit and discourage non-essential vehicle trips.

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

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. These aim to benefit pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport users alike. Influencing road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and providing a safer road environment for the community. Although changes in road layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can also help.

The area that makes up the Isle of Dogs is currently being reviewed to provide a safer road environment for the local community through additional speed calming measures and pedestrian improvements. The proposed changes aim to significantly reduce traffic speeds, influence what routes drivers choose to make better use of the main roads and to create an improved pedestrian and cycling environment throughout the Isle of Dogs.

Across the Isle of Dogs we are proposing to redesign roads to encourage  slower vehicle speeds and improve the environment for cyclists and pedestrians.

The heavier trafficked roads such as Marsh Wall, Cotton Street, Prestons Road and Manchester Road have corridor reviews in progress to encourage slower speeds through design and will be the subject of a separate consultation at a later date. West India Dock Road and Westferry Road will also follow. All these roads require a different approach to traffic calming due to the heavier traffic which they carry – hence why we’ve separated them out from these residential roads.

We have split the area into four sections, map below. Please click on the tabs to the left for information regarding each area:

  • North-West Quarter
  • North-East Quarter
  • South-East Quarter
  • South-West Quarter

Please click on the map above to see it in detail, this will open up a pdf version which you can zoom into.

North-West Quarter

North-West Quarter

Byng Street

On Byng Street we propose to:

  • Install new speed humps between Manilla Street and Mastmaker Road
  • Raise the existing zebra crossing adjacent to Manilla Street

Strafford Street and Alpha Grove

On these streets we propose to:

  • Implement a one-way system on Strafford Street and Alpha Grove, from Westferry Road through to Janet Street
  • Install new speed humps along the length of Strafford Street and Alpha Grove to reduce the distance between the existing speed calming measures and reduce vehicle speeds

Janet Street, Tiller Road, Mellish Street, Cassillis Road, Mastmaker Road and Lighterman’s Road

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Millharbour

On Millharbour we propose to:

  • Install new speed humps along the length of Millharbour
  • Install a new raised table on Millharbour to improve the pedestrian environment between the Tiller Road and Pepper Street walkways

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

North-East Quarter

North-East Quarter

East Ferry Road (north of Launch Street), Launch Street, Galbraith Street and Strattondale Street

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Limeharbour

On this street we propose to:

  • Install new bus friendly raised tables along the length of Limeharbour
  • Raise the existing pedestrian crossing on Limeharbour

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

South-East Quarter

South-East Quarter

East Ferry Road (south of Limeharbour), Spindrift Avenue and Chapel House Street

On these streets we propose to:

  • Install new bus friendly raised tables along the length of  Spindrift Avenue and East Ferry Road (south of Limeharbour)
  • Raise the existing pedestrian crossing on East Ferry Road
  • Install a raised junction at the East Ferry Road and Chapel House Street junction (in the future we plan to redesign the Limeharbour/Marsh Wall junction and introduce traffic signals to help pedestrians cross)

Stebondale Street, Seyssel Street, Kingfield Street, Billson Street, Parsonage Street and Glengarnock Avenue

On these streets we propose to install new speed humps to reduce vehicle speeds.

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

Example of a raised table (click on image for larger version)

South-West Quarter

South-West Quarter

Cahir Street, Macquarie Way, Dockers Tanner Road and Charnwood Gardens

On these streets we propose to introduce new speed humps to reinforce the 20mph limit and discourage non-essential vehicle trips.

Example of a speed hump (click on image for larger version)

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:

  • towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk
  • 020 3092 0401

Isle of Dogs Speed Calming Measures
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1. Do you agree or disagree with the speed calming measures proposed on the roads in the North-West Quarter?
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Alpha Grove
Byng Street
Cassillis Road
Janet Street
Lighterman's Road
Mastmaker Road
Mellish Street
Millharbour
Strafford Street
Tiller Road
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2. Specifically do you agree with the proposed one-way system on Strafford Street and Alpha Grove, from Westferry Road through to Janet Street?
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3. Please use the space below to provide any comments on the proposals for the North-West Quarter.
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