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Liveable Streets

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What would you change about your local area? What would make a difference to you?

The Liveable Streets programme aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. We also want to reduce people making ‘rat runs’ and shortcuts through residential streets to encourage more sustainable journeys and to improve air quality and road safety.

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Barkantine

We consulted with residents and businesses on proposals to make Barkantine safer, cleaner and greener in January and February 2020. The outcome and final designs will be confirmed later in 2020.

Bethnal Green

We consulted residents and businesses about the proposals for Liveable Streets in Bethnal Green based on several months of community engagement and ideas for improvements.

The majority of residents and traders who took part in the consultation backed plans to reduce through-traffic using local roads and encourage walking, cycling and the use of public transport.

Here are the final designs and consultation results for Bethnal Green. Further engagement will take place on the closure in Barnet Grove with work set to begin on improvements in May 2020, subject to Mayoral approval.

Bow

After receiving more than 1,000 suggestions, we have held workshops in Bow to hear from residents and businesses about their views on how we can improve streets. Further proposals will be shared in 2020.

Brick Lane

After receiving hundreds of suggestions, we have held workshops in Brick Lane to hear from residents and businesses about their views on how we can improve streets. Further proposals will be shared in 2020.

Old Ford Road West

We are reaching out to residents and businesses in Bethnal Green to hear their ideas to make walking, cycling and public transport access easier and safer before 29 March 2020.

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Shadwell

We spoke to residents and businesses to hear their ideas to make walking, cycling and public transport access easier and safer in Shadwell. The project team will collate the responses and develop some ideas which will be discussed at workshops later in 2020. Join the mailing list to be the first to find out about events in the area.

Wapping

Based on suggestions and discussions with the community, we shared proposals to make it easier and safer to get around in Wapping.

Following a public consultation, work will begin on implementing improvements this summer subject to Mayoral approval.

How will the programme be delivered?

The Liveable Streets programme will be delivered over four years. Work in each of the 17 areas will take approximately 12 months from initiation to the start of construction.

In each area we will be asking the local community for their suggestions for improvements. Draft concept designs will be created based on this feedback and discussed with residents, designers and council staff. We will then create design proposals which will be presented to the community for comment before construction.

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Which areas are in the programme?

17 areas across the borough have been identified for development. These were chosen as they have not received recent substantial funding and improvements. The areas cover approximately 60 per cent of the borough.

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If you have any further questions regarding the Liveable Streets programme, or would like to email your comments and suggestions to us, please feel free to contact the team directly on Liveablestreets@towerhamlets.gov.uk.

Play Streets 

To help all our residents live healthier and happier lives, particularly the youngest in our borough, we've made it possible to apply to close a street for a short time to let children play.

Find out on the Play Streets page.

School Streets 

The Mayor of Tower Hamlets has also committed to delivering 50 School Streets by 2022. We want to create areas where children can safely walk or wheel to and from school.

Find out more on the School Streets page.