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We want to make walking and cycling one of the easiest ways to get around the area, especially to and from Victoria Park and the nearby schools.
By reducing the high volumes of cut-through traffic which currently use Bishops Way and Sewardstone Road we can create a safer and more pleasant experience for pedestrians and cyclists.
To prevent vehicles from using your neighbourhood as a short-cut, a closure is proposed on Sewardstone Road, east of its junction with Bishops Way near the entrance to Victoria Park.
With the proposed closure on Sewardstone Road, traffic is likely to seek alternative cut-through routes. In order to stop this from happening and protect walking and cycling routes for residents and young children travelling to school, work and public transport, we are proposing road closures on Russia Lane, Robinson Road and Bonner Road. It is also proposed to make St James’s Avenue one-way northbound with new street parking and cycle parking.
We want to slow vehicles using Sewardstone Road and Old Ford Road by introducing additional speed humps and raised tables.
Walking and Cycling Improvements
We want to create a safer pedestrian and cycle environment by improving the existing crossings.
We are proposing to add a cycle crossing across Sewardstone Road from the park to Approach Road and Bishops Way. This reduces the conflict between vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists. Contraflow cycling will be permitted on Sewardstone Road.
We are also proposing to introduce raised crossings at the Bonner Road and Approach Road junction to make pedestrians more visible to drivers, and encourage slow traffic speeds. This is a key route for children and parents walking, cycling and scooting to school.
A new contraflow cycle lane is also proposed on Bonner Road between Approach Road and Old Ford Road.
Public Space Improvements
We are proposing a transformation of the central part of the Old Ford Road area. This will reduce the daily through-traffic journeys of drivers who don’t stop locally; improving air quality and road safety.
But, we don’t just want to remove traffic, we propose investing heavily in this area by creating a new public space at the North Globe Town Square with tree planting, better lighting, where people can stop rest and spend time.
If agreed, the final design will be developed with the Designing Out Crime Officers to help deter anti-social behaviour.
The relocated and new parking bays will become short-stay bays to discourage loitering.
You can view the Scheme 3 proposals here.
Please make sure you fill out the survey to have your say.