Liveable Streets Shadwell

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Update: This consultation has now closed and we would like to thank all that have participated. We are now working to analyse the feedback received and will update the webpage in the coming weeks with our findings.


The Liveable Streets Shadwell proposal aims to improve the look and feel of the Shadwell area whilst making it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot and bike.

An Overview map of the Shadwell proposalsOverview map of proposals in Shadwell. Please click on the image to download a larger copy.

These proposals have been developed on feedback based on residents, businesses and the local community and aim to benefit all road users. This is achieved by improving accessibility to walking and cycling for all so that those with disabilities, people of all ages, cultures and genders can feel safe. Additionally, the reduction in through traffic in the area will improve the safety and air quality for all.

Our proposals include:

  • School Street on Bigland Street to improve road safety for students and families.
  • Creating more space for pedestrians to improve access on Watney Street.
  • Enhancing the neighbourhood with improved accessibility, lighting, planting, public art, and traffic calming measures.
  • Reducing cut-through traffic in the area during morning peak periods.
  • Improving the pavements on Cannon Street Road for pedestrians.

What is being proposed?

Five schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public spaces, discourage through-traffic and improve air quality (click on each scheme to view details):


Coronavirus update

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.


Contact Us

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


Update: From Monday 11 January 2021, you will see some construction work on Cable Street, near Watney Street, to widen the footways. These works are not part of the Liveable Streets programme, but are a continuation of the works that were implemented earlier in 2020, such as the works near the junction of Cable Street and Sutton Street. If you have any questions regarding the works, please email Transportation@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Update: This consultation has now closed and we would like to thank all that have participated. We are now working to analyse the feedback received and will update the webpage in the coming weeks with our findings.


The Liveable Streets Shadwell proposal aims to improve the look and feel of the Shadwell area whilst making it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot and bike.

An Overview map of the Shadwell proposalsOverview map of proposals in Shadwell. Please click on the image to download a larger copy.

These proposals have been developed on feedback based on residents, businesses and the local community and aim to benefit all road users. This is achieved by improving accessibility to walking and cycling for all so that those with disabilities, people of all ages, cultures and genders can feel safe. Additionally, the reduction in through traffic in the area will improve the safety and air quality for all.

Our proposals include:

  • School Street on Bigland Street to improve road safety for students and families.
  • Creating more space for pedestrians to improve access on Watney Street.
  • Enhancing the neighbourhood with improved accessibility, lighting, planting, public art, and traffic calming measures.
  • Reducing cut-through traffic in the area during morning peak periods.
  • Improving the pavements on Cannon Street Road for pedestrians.

What is being proposed?

Five schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public spaces, discourage through-traffic and improve air quality (click on each scheme to view details):


Coronavirus update

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.


Contact Us

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


Update: From Monday 11 January 2021, you will see some construction work on Cable Street, near Watney Street, to widen the footways. These works are not part of the Liveable Streets programme, but are a continuation of the works that were implemented earlier in 2020, such as the works near the junction of Cable Street and Sutton Street. If you have any questions regarding the works, please email Transportation@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Q&A

Please submit your questions relating to Liveable Streets Shadwell public consultation, and the team will aim to get back to you within a few days.

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