Weavers Area Traffic Improvements

Tower Hamlets Council would like to hear from you on proposals to transform the Weavers Area to make it more pedestrian and cycle friendly, and improve road safety for all users. To register for the Mayor’s Neighbourhood Refresh walkabout please email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

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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.

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. The Weavers Area is currently being invested in to improve the environment you live in and road safety in the area.

This proposal supports the London Mayor’s “Safe Streets for London” strategy, and the Council’s commitment to reduce the number of collisions and injuries on London’s roads, as well as make the streets better places to walk and cycle.

We are proposing to make a number of improvements to the area to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and road users.

Please click on the image below to see an overview of the scheme.

Weavers Improvements JPEG

As the scheme is spread out over a wide area we have broken the scheme down into sections so you can comment on different parts of the scheme.

  1. Jesus Green Park area – pedestrian and cycle friendly streets
  2. Calvert Avenue – proposed cycling and walking improvements
  3. Quilter Street/Ravenscroft Street – proposed road closure
  4. Durant Street – proposed road closure / cycle only
  5. Ropley Street – proposed one-way system
  6. Additional traffic measures to support the 20mph scheme

For more information on each part of the scheme please click on the tabs to the left .

1. Jesus Green Park area – pedestrian and cycle friendly streets

The area surrounding Jesus Green Park will be transformed to create pedestrian and cycle friendly streets. We propose to improve access to Jesus Green Park and the look of the area by:

  • Introducing new ramps and raised sections at junctions to slow down vehicles
  • Planting new trees
  • Introducing high quality materials such as Yorkstone and feature paving
  • Replacing the park railings with curved railings at the park entrances
  • Relocating the two smaller trees at Barnet Grove / Elwin Street to inside the park and replace them with a new, larger specimen echoing the other two entrances
  • Replacing the current parking provisions with inset paving – no spaces will be lost

Please click on the image below to view the detailed proposals (pdf) for the immediate roads surrounding Jesus Green Park.

Please note: In these visuals the Edwin Street/Quilter Street junction is open. This is a possibility if residents would like a closure on Quilter Street instead. See section 3 for more information about the road closure.

Jesus Green shared surface:

Jesus Green Plan

2. Calvert Avenue – cycling and walking improvements

The Council has been working with Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council to develop cycling and walking improvements for the Grid Quietway 13 (Q13) as part of the Central London Cycle Grid programme for delivery in 2016/17. The Q13 runs through the Boundary Street and Calvert Avenue junction, which is on the Hackney and Tower Hamlets boundary.

As part of this scheme is in the Weavers Area we would like your feedback on the proposals for this junction. The design proposes to:

  • Introduce a contraflow cycle lane
  • Implement a raised crossing area
  • Create a new green area
  • Reduce road width
  • Relocate parking bays

Please click on the image below to view the proposals for the Calvert Avenue and Boundary Street junction.

Calvert Avenue JPEG

3. Quilter Street/Ravenscroft Street - proposed road closure

We are proposing to introduce a road closure  to reduce the amount of traffic cutting through the area. A road closure will also discourage anti-social behaviour by removing road racing routes.

We are looking to choose from two locations and would appreciate your feedback on them.

The first is on Ravenscroft Street (3a) at the junction of Wellington Row. If this junction is chosen the road closure at Elwin Street and Quilter Street will remain.

The second is on Quilter Street (3b) between Ravenscroft Street and Elwin Street. If this junction is chosen the road closure at Elwin Street and Quilter Street will be opened.

Click on the images below to see the locations.

Ravenscroft Street JPEG

4. Durant Street – proposed road closure/ bicycles only

We are proposing to close Durant Street to vehicles between Wellington Row and Gosset Street. The road is already closed at Wellington Row to motor vehicles but motorcyclists continue to use the bicycle access to cut through. Therefore we propose to close this part of Durant Close so that only cyclists and pedestrians can use this space. This will enable the design of the space to integrate with Warner Green. The cycle hire station will remain.

The proposals include:

  • Paving Durant Street
  • Providing seating
  • Planting hedges and trees
  • Keeping the cycle hire station

Please click on the image below to see the area.

Durant Street JPEG

5. Ropley Street – proposed one-way system

We are proposing to implement a one-way system south-bound on Ropley Street to reduce traffic in the area.

Please click on the image below to view the plan.

Ropley Street JPEG

6. Additional traffic measures to support the 20mph scheme

We also propose to introduce a range of traffic calming measures across the area to support the existing 20mph scheme. These include:

  • Introducing raised junctions in key areas
  • Implementing new sinusoidal humps
  • Replacing some rubber speed cushions with asphalt cushions or sinusoidal humps
  • Removing some road humps in the area to make space for new traffic calming measures
  • Replacing some 20mph road markings (roundels) with 20mph entry signs

Click on the plan below to view these and zoom in to see specific areas.

Weavers Improvements JPEG

Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals to help shape the design.

Tell us what you think by filling in the survey below.

Also, if there are other things in the area you would like to change, please add these onto our blank map below. This can be anything for example more bins, trees, artwork, zebra crossings etc.

As part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Love Your Neighbourhood scheme, there will be a consultation stand in Jesus Green Park Saturday 23 September between 10am – 12.30pm. There will be a street audit from 1pm where residents, community leaders and council officers will walkabout and point out potential environmental or safety improvements. If you would like to attend please email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

Please send us your feedback by Saturday 30 September.

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 send us an email.

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 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.

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. The Weavers Area is currently being invested in to improve the environment you live in and road safety in the area.

This proposal supports the London Mayor’s “Safe Streets for London” strategy, and the Council’s commitment to reduce the number of collisions and injuries on London’s roads, as well as make the streets better places to walk and cycle.

We are proposing to make a number of improvements to the area to make it safer for pedestrians, cyclists and road users.

Please click on the image below to see an overview of the scheme.

Weavers Improvements JPEG

As the scheme is spread out over a wide area we have broken the scheme down into sections so you can comment on different parts of the scheme.

  1. Jesus Green Park area – pedestrian and cycle friendly streets
  2. Calvert Avenue – proposed cycling and walking improvements
  3. Quilter Street/Ravenscroft Street – proposed road closure
  4. Durant Street – proposed road closure / cycle only
  5. Ropley Street – proposed one-way system
  6. Additional traffic measures to support the 20mph scheme

For more information on each part of the scheme please click on the tabs to the left .

1. Jesus Green Park area – pedestrian and cycle friendly streets

1. Jesus Green Park area – pedestrian and cycle friendly streets

The area surrounding Jesus Green Park will be transformed to create pedestrian and cycle friendly streets. We propose to improve access to Jesus Green Park and the look of the area by:

  • Introducing new ramps and raised sections at junctions to slow down vehicles
  • Planting new trees
  • Introducing high quality materials such as Yorkstone and feature paving
  • Replacing the park railings with curved railings at the park entrances
  • Relocating the two smaller trees at Barnet Grove / Elwin Street to inside the park and replace them with a new, larger specimen echoing the other two entrances
  • Replacing the current parking provisions with inset paving – no spaces will be lost

Please click on the image below to view the detailed proposals (pdf) for the immediate roads surrounding Jesus Green Park.

Please note: In these visuals the Edwin Street/Quilter Street junction is open. This is a possibility if residents would like a closure on Quilter Street instead. See section 3 for more information about the road closure.

Jesus Green shared surface:

Jesus Green Plan

2. Calvert Avenue – cycling and walking improvements

2. Calvert Avenue – cycling and walking improvements

The Council has been working with Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council to develop cycling and walking improvements for the Grid Quietway 13 (Q13) as part of the Central London Cycle Grid programme for delivery in 2016/17. The Q13 runs through the Boundary Street and Calvert Avenue junction, which is on the Hackney and Tower Hamlets boundary.

As part of this scheme is in the Weavers Area we would like your feedback on the proposals for this junction. The design proposes to:

  • Introduce a contraflow cycle lane
  • Implement a raised crossing area
  • Create a new green area
  • Reduce road width
  • Relocate parking bays

Please click on the image below to view the proposals for the Calvert Avenue and Boundary Street junction.

Calvert Avenue JPEG

3. Quilter Street/Ravenscroft Street - proposed road closure

3. Quilter Street/Ravenscroft Street - proposed road closure

We are proposing to introduce a road closure  to reduce the amount of traffic cutting through the area. A road closure will also discourage anti-social behaviour by removing road racing routes.

We are looking to choose from two locations and would appreciate your feedback on them.

The first is on Ravenscroft Street (3a) at the junction of Wellington Row. If this junction is chosen the road closure at Elwin Street and Quilter Street will remain.

The second is on Quilter Street (3b) between Ravenscroft Street and Elwin Street. If this junction is chosen the road closure at Elwin Street and Quilter Street will be opened.

Click on the images below to see the locations.

Ravenscroft Street JPEG

4. Durant Street – proposed road closure/ bicycles only

4. Durant Street – proposed road closure/ bicycles only

We are proposing to close Durant Street to vehicles between Wellington Row and Gosset Street. The road is already closed at Wellington Row to motor vehicles but motorcyclists continue to use the bicycle access to cut through. Therefore we propose to close this part of Durant Close so that only cyclists and pedestrians can use this space. This will enable the design of the space to integrate with Warner Green. The cycle hire station will remain.

The proposals include:

  • Paving Durant Street
  • Providing seating
  • Planting hedges and trees
  • Keeping the cycle hire station

Please click on the image below to see the area.

Durant Street JPEG

5. Ropley Street – proposed one-way system

5. Ropley Street – proposed one-way system

We are proposing to implement a one-way system south-bound on Ropley Street to reduce traffic in the area.

Please click on the image below to view the plan.

Ropley Street JPEG

6. Additional traffic measures to support the 20mph scheme

6. Additional traffic measures to support the 20mph scheme

We also propose to introduce a range of traffic calming measures across the area to support the existing 20mph scheme. These include:

  • Introducing raised junctions in key areas
  • Implementing new sinusoidal humps
  • Replacing some rubber speed cushions with asphalt cushions or sinusoidal humps
  • Removing some road humps in the area to make space for new traffic calming measures
  • Replacing some 20mph road markings (roundels) with 20mph entry signs

Click on the plan below to view these and zoom in to see specific areas.

Weavers Improvements JPEG

Have your say

Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals to help shape the design.

Tell us what you think by filling in the survey below.

Also, if there are other things in the area you would like to change, please add these onto our blank map below. This can be anything for example more bins, trees, artwork, zebra crossings etc.

As part of Tower Hamlets Council’s Love Your Neighbourhood scheme, there will be a consultation stand in Jesus Green Park Saturday 23 September between 10am – 12.30pm. There will be a street audit from 1pm where residents, community leaders and council officers will walkabout and point out potential environmental or safety improvements. If you would like to attend please email towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

Please send us your feedback by Saturday 30 September.

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 send us an email.

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 2018.

What changes do you want to see in your local area?

If there are other things in the area you would like to change, please add these onto our blank map below. This can be anything for example more bins, trees, artwork, zebra crossings etc.


Have your say

We want everyone who lives and works in the local area to have their say on the proposals to help shape the design.

Get involved:

  • Fill in the short survey (right)
  • Submit your ideas for improvements to the area on our map (above), this can be anything – more bins, trees, artwork, zebra crossings etc.
  • Email your comments to towerhamlets.consultation@projectcentre.co.uk

Please send us your feedback by Saturday 30 September.

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 send us an email.


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