Liveable Streets Bow

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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’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

We would now like to hear your feedback on the proposals, which you can do by filling out the below survey by Wednesday 29 July 2020.

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 Proposals

Click below to view the Bow scheme area proposals.

Have your say

Your views are important to us. We want everyone who lives, works and studies in the Bow area to have their say on the proposed changes by midnight on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Please note: the Liveable Streets Bow survey has now closed.

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).

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’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

We would now like to hear your feedback on the proposals, which you can do by filling out the below survey by Wednesday 29 July 2020.

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 Proposals

Click below to view the Bow scheme area proposals.

Have your say

Your views are important to us. We want everyone who lives, works and studies in the Bow area to have their say on the proposed changes by midnight on Wednesday 29 July 2020.

Please note: the Liveable Streets Bow survey has now closed.

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).

Category School Streets   Show all

  • Scheme 7 School Streets

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    about 1 month ago

    As part of our ongoing commitment to reduce emissions around schools, we are proposing to introduce School Streets in the area. This would enable streets to be closed to motor vehicles in the morning and afternoon of each school day to allow children, parents, and staff to get to and from school via walking, cycling or scooting in a safe, healthy environment.

    School Streets

    Roads outside schools will be closed to motor vehicles between 08:15am to 09:15am in the morning and 3:00pm to 4:00pm in the afternoon. This will enable children and parents to arrive and leave the schools safely and encourage more active travel.

    Enforcement of school street restrictions will be done via Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras with all residents living on roads closed at school times eligible to apply for exemptions.

    School Street Schools

    • At Chisenhale Primary School, pedestrian and cycle zones on Vivian Road, Zealand Road and Chisenhale Road are proposed. Wider pavements and planting outside the school gate on Chisenhale Road, where existing yellow zig zag markings lie, are also included in the proposals.
    • At Olga Primary School, pedestrian and cycle zones are proposed on Lanfranc Road and Conyer Street, with better lighting also under investigation on the walkway between Olga Street to Arbery Road.
    • At Old Ford Primary School, pedestrian and cycle zones are proposed on Allen Road and a section of Wright’s Road to remove cars from outside the school gate and prevent resident carparks from being used at pick-up and drop-off. Timed pedestrian hours are also proposed for the Wright’s Road cul-de-sac off St Stephen’s Road, along with streetscape improvements and student-led designs for a colourful paving upgrade. These proposals create a playful, positive space.
    • As part of Tower Hamlets School Streets programme outside Malmesbury Primary School, Coborn Street will be made a pedestrian and cycle zone between 8.15am to 9.15am and 3.00pm to 4.00pm on school days. New cycle parking and planted areas are also proposed.

    Example of existing student-led School Street design in Tower Hamlets


    To increase safety for children, staff and families at Central Foundation Girls School and Sixth Form proposals on Harley Grove were re-consulted in 2019. A decision will be released later this year.

    To see all the proposed School Streets in the area, please see the overview plan.

    Malmesbury School Street Plan - School Street pedestrian and cycle only zone along Coborn Street (except residents, businesses and school staff permit holders) - Parking bays on Coborn Street prohibited during school street operation hours. - New trees and planting outside of Malmesbury Primary School - Green roof cycle shelter outside of Malmesbury Primary School

    Malmesbury Primary School Street Plan