Streetspace for Tower Hamlets

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As we move into the next phase of the coronavirus response with the easing of some movement restrictions, we could see many more people walking and cycling in Tower Hamlets. Crowded pavements and cycle lanes will make it difficult for people to maintain social distancing as they return to work or education.

Public transport must only be used when absolutely necessary. This will ensure that people making essential journeys can get around as safely as possible.

We're working with Transport for London to identify places where temporary changes are needed to support social distancing or that would benefit from cycling and walking improvements. The changes could include but are not limited to the widening of pavements, a change to the road layout or the introduction of dedicated cycling space.

UPDATE (September 2020): We are working with Transport for London on a number of schemes to enable social distancing and active travel in the borough.

Extra pedestrian space has been allocated in Bethnal Green Road, Brick Lane, Roman Road and outside more than 25 schools in the borough alongside the first phase of the council's School Streets programme.

Transport for London is installing wider pavements and segregated cycle lanes in Burdett Road to improve connectivity for residents, students and visitors in Mile End.

From 18 September, several main roads in Tower Hamlets will have 24/7 bus lane enforcement to maintain reliable bus services and allocate more space for safer cycling. This will be enforced by Transport for London in Burdett Road, Commercial Road, Mile End Road and Whitechapel Road. In addition, 'No stopping' restrictions will be extended to 24/7 in East India Dock Road, Canton Street and Birchfield Street in Poplar for similar reasons.

UPDATE (July 2020): Thanks to everyone who shared ideas and suggestions of locations where and how we could create safe space for walking, cycling and improved access for people with disabilities.

The transportation team have reviewed all the feedback and submitted a number of funding bids. An update on forthcoming schemes will be posted here and via e-mail to all participants as soon as possible.

As we move into the next phase of the coronavirus response with the easing of some movement restrictions, we could see many more people walking and cycling in Tower Hamlets. Crowded pavements and cycle lanes will make it difficult for people to maintain social distancing as they return to work or education.

Public transport must only be used when absolutely necessary. This will ensure that people making essential journeys can get around as safely as possible.

We're working with Transport for London to identify places where temporary changes are needed to support social distancing or that would benefit from cycling and walking improvements. The changes could include but are not limited to the widening of pavements, a change to the road layout or the introduction of dedicated cycling space.

UPDATE (September 2020): We are working with Transport for London on a number of schemes to enable social distancing and active travel in the borough.

Extra pedestrian space has been allocated in Bethnal Green Road, Brick Lane, Roman Road and outside more than 25 schools in the borough alongside the first phase of the council's School Streets programme.

Transport for London is installing wider pavements and segregated cycle lanes in Burdett Road to improve connectivity for residents, students and visitors in Mile End.

From 18 September, several main roads in Tower Hamlets will have 24/7 bus lane enforcement to maintain reliable bus services and allocate more space for safer cycling. This will be enforced by Transport for London in Burdett Road, Commercial Road, Mile End Road and Whitechapel Road. In addition, 'No stopping' restrictions will be extended to 24/7 in East India Dock Road, Canton Street and Birchfield Street in Poplar for similar reasons.

UPDATE (July 2020): Thanks to everyone who shared ideas and suggestions of locations where and how we could create safe space for walking, cycling and improved access for people with disabilities.

The transportation team have reviewed all the feedback and submitted a number of funding bids. An update on forthcoming schemes will be posted here and via e-mail to all participants as soon as possible.

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