New crossings and pavements to make travel in Wapping safer

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Residents are being given the chance to have their say on proposals that will make it easier and safer to walk or wheel in Wapping.

The potential changes are part of the council’s Liveable Streets programme and include a pocket park in Wapping Lane, a pedestrian crossing outside Wapping Station and wider pavements and dropped kerbs to make it easier to get around the area.

The ideas were developed in conversations with hundreds of residents who filled in a survey and attended public workshops. Now they will get the chance to have a further say as part of a consultation that opens today (Monday 15 November) and will run until Monday 16 December.

Dan Jones, Divisional Director of Public Realm, said: “We’re delighted to share these proposals which are the results of several months of consultation with residents, businesses and schools.

“These changes would make it easier for everyone to get around by providing safer, quieter routes. At the same time, we want to retain the cobbled character of the streets and provide attractive public spaces for people to enjoy.”

The proposals would see Lilley Close closed near the junction of Hellings Street to create a safer environment for pupils at Hermitage Primary School. Another suggestion is to widen the footways around the entrance to St Peter’s London Docks Primary School to reduce speeding and improve the crossing.

Other ideas include a new crossing on Glamis Road, better access to the canal path from Redmead Lane, improved lighting near Wapping Woods and making Pennington Street one-way from Virginia Street to Artichoke Hill. This change is being proposed in response to a petition from residents who want to see a reduction in traffic noise and pollution.

You can take part in the consultation here

Residents can talk to the project team at two drop-in events next month:

  • Tuesday 3 December, 5pm to 7pm at Step by Step Nursery, Chandler Street 
  • Saturday 7 December, 10am to midday at St Peter’s London Docks School, Garnet Street
Posted on Monday 18th November 2019