Smithy Street

Tower Hamlets Council would like to hear from you on proposed road safety improvements for Smithy Street.

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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 Hamlets. 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 Redman’s Road area with 67 of you letting us know what you thought about the original designs.

We listened to what you said and have altered the design for Smithy Street based on your feedback. Have your say now – the consultation will close Sunday 23 July.

Other areas that were included in the Redman’s Road consultation are currently being reviewed for implementation.

Aims of the scheme

  • 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:

 

Revised proposed changes

We have reviewed the original design based on feedback from residents, for example:

  • You told us pedestrian safety outside Smithy Street School is a priority, so we are proposing to implement a one-way system, narrowing part of the road, on Smithy Street which will make it easier to cross the road.
  • You said there is congestion and parking issues at school drop-off times on Smithy Street. The proposed one-way system will prevent vehicles from turning round and blocking the road, so traffic should flow much better.
  • You told us reckless driving is an issue in the area, the one-way system and narrowing part of the road aims to reduce vehicle speed at all times.
  • You asked us to improve cycle facilities in the Redman’s Road area, as part of this we are allowing contra-flow cycling on Smithy Street.

These changes are for Smithy Street only.

Click on the image below to view the full details.

Smithy Street Image

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 23 July 2017.

Thank you for your feedback.

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 the summer.

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 Hamlets. 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 Redman’s Road area with 67 of you letting us know what you thought about the original designs.

We listened to what you said and have altered the design for Smithy Street based on your feedback. Have your say now – the consultation will close Sunday 23 July.

Other areas that were included in the Redman’s Road consultation are currently being reviewed for implementation.

Aims of the scheme

Aims of the scheme

  • 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:

 

Revised proposed changes

Revised proposed changes

We have reviewed the original design based on feedback from residents, for example:

  • You told us pedestrian safety outside Smithy Street School is a priority, so we are proposing to implement a one-way system, narrowing part of the road, on Smithy Street which will make it easier to cross the road.
  • You said there is congestion and parking issues at school drop-off times on Smithy Street. The proposed one-way system will prevent vehicles from turning round and blocking the road, so traffic should flow much better.
  • You told us reckless driving is an issue in the area, the one-way system and narrowing part of the road aims to reduce vehicle speed at all times.
  • You asked us to improve cycle facilities in the Redman’s Road area, as part of this we are allowing contra-flow cycling on Smithy Street.

These changes are for Smithy Street only.

Click on the image below to view the full details.

Smithy Street Image

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 23 July 2017.

Thank you for your feedback.

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 the summer.

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 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 23 July 2017.

Thank you for your feedback.


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