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UPDATE 20 November 2020: Bow Public Consultation Results Booklet published online

Over the last 18 months, the Liveable Streets team has worked with the Bow community to understand the improvements they would like to see in the area.

In July this year, the team shared the proposed plans and asked for public feedback via a public consultation. From more than 2,100 respondents in the consultation area, 70% supported the overall scheme.

Today, the results booklet has been published online, detailing the results of the consultation, the alternatives considered, and the recommendations to be presented to the Mayor and the Cabinet for a final decision on 25 November 2020.

You can view a copy of the Results Booklet here.

If you have any questions regarding Bow Liveable Streets please get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401 (weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm).



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, bike and public transport.

We’ve listened to your concerns on issues including:

  • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential areas
  • Unfriendly pavements, public spaces and poor crossings for pedestrians
  • Hostile environments for cyclists, particularly for children

What is proposed and why are these proposals important?

Every day there are over 33,000 journeys within the Bow area. Of these, 49% are vehicles travelling through the area and not stopping. This means over 16,000 journeys are from non-residents of the local area and these vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops.

The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, air quality and give the streets back to the residents. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

Seven main schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public spaces, discourage through-traffic and improve air quality. We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. Pedestrian improvements, better street lighting, tree planting and cycling infrastructure are also considered.

Bow Consultation Proposals

Click below to view the Bow scheme area proposals.

If you have a question regarding the Bow proposals, you can ask on the below Q&A tool or email us.

If you require information in another format or have any further questions, send us an email, call us (0203 092 0401, weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm) or write to us at:

Liveable Streets, 6th Floor Mulberry Place, PO Box 55739, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG


Coronavirus update

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

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets join our mailing list.

If you have any questions regarding the consultation phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401 (weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm).

UPDATE 20 November 2020: Bow Public Consultation Results Booklet published online

Over the last 18 months, the Liveable Streets team has worked with the Bow community to understand the improvements they would like to see in the area.

In July this year, the team shared the proposed plans and asked for public feedback via a public consultation. From more than 2,100 respondents in the consultation area, 70% supported the overall scheme.

Today, the results booklet has been published online, detailing the results of the consultation, the alternatives considered, and the recommendations to be presented to the Mayor and the Cabinet for a final decision on 25 November 2020.

You can view a copy of the Results Booklet here.

If you have any questions regarding Bow Liveable Streets please get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401 (weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm).



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, bike and public transport.

We’ve listened to your concerns on issues including:

  • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential areas
  • Unfriendly pavements, public spaces and poor crossings for pedestrians
  • Hostile environments for cyclists, particularly for children

What is proposed and why are these proposals important?

Every day there are over 33,000 journeys within the Bow area. Of these, 49% are vehicles travelling through the area and not stopping. This means over 16,000 journeys are from non-residents of the local area and these vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops.

The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, air quality and give the streets back to the residents. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

Seven main schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public spaces, discourage through-traffic and improve air quality. We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. Pedestrian improvements, better street lighting, tree planting and cycling infrastructure are also considered.

Bow Consultation Proposals

Click below to view the Bow scheme area proposals.

If you have a question regarding the Bow proposals, you can ask on the below Q&A tool or email us.

If you require information in another format or have any further questions, send us an email, call us (0203 092 0401, weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm) or write to us at:

Liveable Streets, 6th Floor Mulberry Place, PO Box 55739, 5 Clove Crescent, London E14 2BG


Coronavirus update

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

For coronavirus updates from Tower Hamlets join our mailing list.

If you have any questions regarding the consultation phase please see below, or get in touch with the team by emailing liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk or calling 0203 092 0401 (weekdays, excluding public holidays, 9am - 5pm).

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