Salmon Street Road Closure

Tower Hamlets Council would like to hear from you on proposals to close Salmon Street at the entrance to Sir William Burrough School.

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Proposed changes

In order to make the road safer for children attending Sir William Burrough School, we propose to:

  • Close off Salmon Street to vehicles
  • Introduce a zebra crossing to make crossing the road safer
  • Design Salmon Street as a public space with raised surface
  • Extend the raised table at the Salmon Street / Salmon Lane junction to encourage vehicles to slow down
  • Provide a part-time loading bay space for business and school use.*

* Please note that a section of permit holder parking will be converted to a part-time loading space for the school and local businesses between 7am and 10am. Outside of these times the bay will be used for parking.

You can view the detailed design by clicking on the plan below.

Salmon Street

We would also like to hear your views on how you would like the space to be used and what it could look like. For example, you may want to see:

  • Trees
  • Flowerbeds
  • Wall art
  • Floor art
Sensory planting using herbs

Sensory planting using herbs

Colourful pavement example

Colourful pavement example

Colourful bollard example

Colourful bollard example

Make sure you have your say, by filling in the quick survey below.

Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals. Fill in the short survey below to send us your feedback, or email your comments to towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

If you require a paper copy, translation or other format please phone Project Centre who are managing the consultation on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council on 020 3092 0401 or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

The consultation will close Sunday 30 July.

Thank you for your feedback.

Background: Transforming Stepney's Streets

Tower Hamlets is committed to making the borough a safer place which people can take pride in. We are looking to deliver a range of improvements to our streets for everyone’s benefit, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport or drive. The first area to be reviewed is Stepney as we have received funding through Transport for London and development contributions to improve the area.

In 2014, there were 932 personal injury collisions recorded in Tower Hamlet. Implementing 20mph zones and limits across the borough has had a positive impact on reducing collisions and improving safety for all road users, but evidence shows us there is more that can be done.

Improving road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and although changes in road layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to improve the streets of Stepney. There are lots of small changes we could make which would really improve the streets in this area and discourage dangerous driving.”

Last year we consulted local residents on proposed improvements in the Salmon Lane area with 113 of you letting us know what you thought about the original designs.

During this consultation you told us that vehicles are illegally parking outside Sir William Burrough School and that Salmon Street should be closed to vehicles to make it a safer place for children attending school. This scheme aims to make that idea happen.

We have already been talking to the school about the proposed changes, and we would like to hear your feedback on the proposal and what you think this space could be used for.

Aims of the scheme

As part of the wider Transforming Stepney’s Streets programme, the aims are to:

  • Improve the look, feel and safety of the street for all road users
  • Reduce the volume of non-local traffic rat running through the area
  • Improve traffic calming in the existing 20mph zone to slow vehicle speeds throughout the area
  • Improve walking and cycling routes to and from local schools, and places of interest.

Previous consultation documents

You can view the previous consultation documents below:

 

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 on site in the autumn.

Proposed changes

Proposed changes

In order to make the road safer for children attending Sir William Burrough School, we propose to:

  • Close off Salmon Street to vehicles
  • Introduce a zebra crossing to make crossing the road safer
  • Design Salmon Street as a public space with raised surface
  • Extend the raised table at the Salmon Street / Salmon Lane junction to encourage vehicles to slow down
  • Provide a part-time loading bay space for business and school use.*

* Please note that a section of permit holder parking will be converted to a part-time loading space for the school and local businesses between 7am and 10am. Outside of these times the bay will be used for parking.

You can view the detailed design by clicking on the plan below.

Salmon Street

We would also like to hear your views on how you would like the space to be used and what it could look like. For example, you may want to see:

  • Trees
  • Flowerbeds
  • Wall art
  • Floor art
Sensory planting using herbs

Sensory planting using herbs

Colourful pavement example

Colourful pavement example

Colourful bollard example

Colourful bollard example

Make sure you have your say, by filling in the quick survey below.

Have your say

Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals. Fill in the short survey below to send us your feedback, or email your comments to towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

If you require a paper copy, translation or other format please phone Project Centre who are managing the consultation on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council on 020 3092 0401 or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

The consultation will close Sunday 30 July.

Thank you for your feedback.

Background: Transforming Stepney's Streets

Background: Transforming Stepney's Streets

Tower Hamlets is committed to making the borough a safer place which people can take pride in. We are looking to deliver a range of improvements to our streets for everyone’s benefit, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport or drive. The first area to be reviewed is Stepney as we have received funding through Transport for London and development contributions to improve the area.

In 2014, there were 932 personal injury collisions recorded in Tower Hamlet. Implementing 20mph zones and limits across the borough has had a positive impact on reducing collisions and improving safety for all road users, but evidence shows us there is more that can be done.

Improving road user behaviour is key to reducing collisions and although changes in road layout can’t fully resolve this, redesign of our streets can help.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to improve the streets of Stepney. There are lots of small changes we could make which would really improve the streets in this area and discourage dangerous driving.”

Last year we consulted local residents on proposed improvements in the Salmon Lane area with 113 of you letting us know what you thought about the original designs.

During this consultation you told us that vehicles are illegally parking outside Sir William Burrough School and that Salmon Street should be closed to vehicles to make it a safer place for children attending school. This scheme aims to make that idea happen.

We have already been talking to the school about the proposed changes, and we would like to hear your feedback on the proposal and what you think this space could be used for.

Aims of the scheme

Aims of the scheme

As part of the wider Transforming Stepney’s Streets programme, the aims are to:

  • Improve the look, feel and safety of the street for all road users
  • Reduce the volume of non-local traffic rat running through the area
  • Improve traffic calming in the existing 20mph zone to slow vehicle speeds throughout the area
  • Improve walking and cycling routes to and from local schools, and places of interest.
Previous consultation documents

Previous consultation documents

You can view the previous consultation documents below:

 

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 on site in the autumn.

Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals. Fill in the short survey and submit your feedback, or email your comments to towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

If you require a paper copy, translation or other format please phone Project Centre who are managing the consultation on behalf of Tower Hamlets Council on 020 3092 0401 or email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk.

The consultation will close Sunday 30 July.

Thank you for your feedback.


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