Liveable Streets Bethnal Green

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Liveable Streets is a multi-million-pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot and bike.

We have now finished early engagement activities, co-design workshops and consultation of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green project. So far, we have listened to Bethnal Green residents and heard your concerns on issues including through-traffic, dangerous driving, anti-social behaviour, and pollution.

See the right side of the page to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green programme.

Construction phase

The programme is now moving into the construction phase for the Bethnal Green area, which will commence from Friday 12 June 2020. We will update each neighbourhood on the specific works taking place on the roads around them, or you can see the below timeline for when a scheme area near you is scheduled to commence construction.

Click here to see all the changes to the road layout across the Bethnal Green area. The full range of improvements will be detailed below.

Construction updates

Works are scheduled to start in Old Bethnal Green Road (Scheme 4) from Friday 12 June 2020, and will be completed in stages to minimise any disruption.

To find out more information about the Scheme 4 works scheduled, please see the notification letter for residents here.


Project updates

We are pleased to inform you that work is progressing on the Liveable Streets programme in the Bethnal Green neighbourhood. Following the closure of Old Bethnal Green Road to create the pocket park, we are ready to carry out the next stage of our works on Pollard Row, Clarksons Street, Punderson’s Gardens and Clare Street. This work forms part of a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. We’re investing in quieter, greener streets with enhanced lighting and CCTV to improve safety for residents, businesses and visitors.


Coronavirus updates

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following government advice and are currently working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines.

Please note that construction timing is subject to change depending on changes to coronavirus restrictions, weather and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401.

Liveable Streets is a multi-million-pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot and bike.

We have now finished early engagement activities, co-design workshops and consultation of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green project. So far, we have listened to Bethnal Green residents and heard your concerns on issues including through-traffic, dangerous driving, anti-social behaviour, and pollution.

See the right side of the page to find out more about the previous stages of the Liveable Streets Bethnal Green programme.

Construction phase

The programme is now moving into the construction phase for the Bethnal Green area, which will commence from Friday 12 June 2020. We will update each neighbourhood on the specific works taking place on the roads around them, or you can see the below timeline for when a scheme area near you is scheduled to commence construction.

Click here to see all the changes to the road layout across the Bethnal Green area. The full range of improvements will be detailed below.

Construction updates

Works are scheduled to start in Old Bethnal Green Road (Scheme 4) from Friday 12 June 2020, and will be completed in stages to minimise any disruption.

To find out more information about the Scheme 4 works scheduled, please see the notification letter for residents here.


Project updates

We are pleased to inform you that work is progressing on the Liveable Streets programme in the Bethnal Green neighbourhood. Following the closure of Old Bethnal Green Road to create the pocket park, we are ready to carry out the next stage of our works on Pollard Row, Clarksons Street, Punderson’s Gardens and Clare Street. This work forms part of a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. We’re investing in quieter, greener streets with enhanced lighting and CCTV to improve safety for residents, businesses and visitors.


Coronavirus updates

Our Liveable Streets programme team are following government advice and are currently working remotely. Work will continue as planned on the projects and the team will adhere to all guidelines.

Please note that construction timing is subject to change depending on changes to coronavirus restrictions, weather and coordination of works in the area. We will update the website with any changes to the programme and hope you will continue to help us improve the look and feel of your neighbourhood.

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets or to join our mailing list please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the construction phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401.

  • Update: Please note the survey has been extended a further week from the original closing date. The new final date to submit surveys both online and hardcopy is Sunday 9 August 2020, 11:59pm. 

    The October 2019 survey asked residents and businesses in the Bethnal Green area:


    ‘How supportive are you of the road closure at the junction of Barnet Grove and Columbia
    Road?’


    The responses showed the majority of residents and businesses in the area around the closure
    were supportive of the idea but some were concerned about access for market traders on
    Sundays. These views have been taken on board and two options are proposed. Both new
    options prevent a through-traffic route and allow the market to operate business as usual.

    Option 1: Durant Street and Barnet Grove 

    This option accommodates a road closure and pocket park on Durant Street at the junction of Wimbolt Street. The road closure and pocket park will prevent the creation of a through-traffic route. A pocket park (also known as a parklet or mini-park) is a small park accessible to the general public.

    Option 1 includes a road closure on Barnet Grove between Wimbolt Street and Quilter Street, to prevent a through-traffic route. This closure will allow emergency vehicle access. Both closures allow for full pedestrian and cycle access. Access to market trader parking bays remain the same for Durant Street.

    Option 2: Quilter Street, Wellington Row and Barnet Grove 

    This option features a road closure with a pocket park on Quilter Street at the junction of Ravenscroft Street. This prevents outside traffic from using Barnet Grove as a through-traffic route.

    This option includes a road closure on Barnet Grove, north of the junction with Wellington Row and a closure on Wellington Row, east of the junction with Barnet Grove. This prevents a through-traffic route, but allows for emergency vehicle access. All road closures allow for full pedestrian and cycle access. Barnet Grove becomes two-way between Elwin Street and Wellington Row and access to market trader parking bays remain the same for Durant Street.


    Please note - The diversity questions are not mandatory and you do not have to answer them if you wish not to. 

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