Scheme 4 - Cable Street

You told us that Cable Street has too much traffic, particularly in the morning. The morning peak period is when there are high numbers of people wanting to walk and cycle to school and work safely. There are over 2000 vehicles using Cable Street in the morning peak period, with over 90% (1800) of vehicles not stopping or accessing places within the Shadwell area.

Plan of Cable Street proposals

To address these issues we are proposing the following measures along Cable Street:

Traffic management

We are proposing to reduce the volume of through traffic accessing Cable Street and the wider Shadwell area while maintaining access for residents. To achieve this we propose to restrict the following movements in the mornings on weekdays at the following locations:

  • Restricting right-hand turns from The Highway onto Glamis Road and onto King David Lane
  • Restricting left-hand turns from Brodlove Lane onto Cable Street

These changes will reduce traffic on Cable Street benefitting the 100 and D3 bus routes that operate along Cable Street.

Improvements to the existing speed humps along Cable Street and Devonport Street are also proposed so that they are more effective at reducing vehicle speeds.

Pedestrian and cycling improvements

We are proposing to widen the pavements on Cable Street where they are narrow to provide more space for pedestrians. Cable Street is the key east-west connection for walking through the area.

It is also proposed to widen the existing cycle crossing on Cable Street between Pitsea Street and Stepney Causeway. This will create an easier transition for people cycling across Cable Street where the cycle track crosses the road.

Read more about the other proposals on our main page, and have your say by filling in the survey before 11:59pm on Sunday 5 September 2021.

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