East of the Borough and Lower Lea Valley movement study

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In January 2020, the council adopted its new Local Plan and we are now working on delivering the vision and objectives contained within it.

In the east of the borough, one of our key objectives is to improve connectivity between different areas and make it easier to walk and cycle. We would like to hear your ideas on how to improve connections and increase the number of journeys taken by cycling and walking, which could be delivered in both the short and long term.

The council has also undertaken a borough-wide consultation on temporary measures to increase space on our streets to aid social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.

In relation to the east of the borough, we would like to know:

  • What are the main barriers to walking and cycling in the area, perhaps links across the river/canals or roads/rail lines or poor lighting and antisocial behaviour?
  • Which local journeys, for example to the shops, stations or work, could be made more direct, easier or more pleasant?
  • What improvements would make you walk or cycle more in this area?

You know your community best so we want to hear from you.

Because we understand that geography, transport options and facilities do not stop at the border of Tower Hamlets, we welcome comments on any location within the area boundary including inside the neighbouring borough of Newham. However, as we do not have authority over planning policy in other boroughs, we are only able to influence the plans for Tower Hamlets.

The best way to get involved and have your say is to use the interactive map or the ideas board below. Alternatively, you can also email planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk

How will your responses be used?

We are working with We Made That to develop a movement study which will identify the main barriers to movement in the east of the borough, and highlight issues which may emerge with future development over the next 10 years. The study will also propose interventions to make it easier and more pleasant to walk and cycle around this area. These recommendations will inform a new Area Action Plan for the East of the Borough and the work of the regeneration team.

We Made That will be provided access to the ideas you provide on this map for use on this project only, but will not be provided with any personal data.

It's really important that these projects capture the views and ideas of a range of people that reflects our diverse borough. One way we can achieve that is to understand a bit more about who is participating and providing us with information. Once you've submitted your suggestions on either the map or the ideas board, we'd love it if you could take a couple of minutes to tell us a bit about yourself by completing the short survey below.


In January 2020, the council adopted its new Local Plan and we are now working on delivering the vision and objectives contained within it.

In the east of the borough, one of our key objectives is to improve connectivity between different areas and make it easier to walk and cycle. We would like to hear your ideas on how to improve connections and increase the number of journeys taken by cycling and walking, which could be delivered in both the short and long term.

The council has also undertaken a borough-wide consultation on temporary measures to increase space on our streets to aid social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. Find out more here.

In relation to the east of the borough, we would like to know:

  • What are the main barriers to walking and cycling in the area, perhaps links across the river/canals or roads/rail lines or poor lighting and antisocial behaviour?
  • Which local journeys, for example to the shops, stations or work, could be made more direct, easier or more pleasant?
  • What improvements would make you walk or cycle more in this area?

You know your community best so we want to hear from you.

Because we understand that geography, transport options and facilities do not stop at the border of Tower Hamlets, we welcome comments on any location within the area boundary including inside the neighbouring borough of Newham. However, as we do not have authority over planning policy in other boroughs, we are only able to influence the plans for Tower Hamlets.

The best way to get involved and have your say is to use the interactive map or the ideas board below. Alternatively, you can also email planmaking@towerhamlets.gov.uk

How will your responses be used?

We are working with We Made That to develop a movement study which will identify the main barriers to movement in the east of the borough, and highlight issues which may emerge with future development over the next 10 years. The study will also propose interventions to make it easier and more pleasant to walk and cycle around this area. These recommendations will inform a new Area Action Plan for the East of the Borough and the work of the regeneration team.

We Made That will be provided access to the ideas you provide on this map for use on this project only, but will not be provided with any personal data.

It's really important that these projects capture the views and ideas of a range of people that reflects our diverse borough. One way we can achieve that is to understand a bit more about who is participating and providing us with information. Once you've submitted your suggestions on either the map or the ideas board, we'd love it if you could take a couple of minutes to tell us a bit about yourself by completing the short survey below.


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Have your say - interactive map

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In the east of the borough, one of our key objectives is to improve connectivity between different areas and make it easier to walk and cycle. We would like to hear your ideas on how to improve connections and increase the number of journeys taken by cycling and walking, which could be delivered in both the short and long term. 

Zoom in on the location and press the + button (found on left on desktops and bottom on mobiles) to add a pin to the map with your suggestion with any photos to illustrate the issue. If you prefer you...

In the east of the borough, one of our key objectives is to improve connectivity between different areas and make it easier to walk and cycle. We would like to hear your ideas on how to improve connections and increase the number of journeys taken by cycling and walking, which could be delivered in both the short and long term. 

Zoom in on the location and press the + button (found on left on desktops and bottom on mobiles) to add a pin to the map with your suggestion with any photos to illustrate the issue. If you prefer you can post comments in the Ideas section.

CLOSED: This map consultation has concluded.