At the end of 2012, THW was consulted by LB Tower Hamlets on a scheme for the western end of Bethnal Green (between St Matthew's Row and Shacklewell Street). It involves the road being narrowed and cycle tracks built either side of the road in between the parking bays and pavement.
Some good news from LBTH for cycling permeability in the borough. Bromley High Street, currently one-way for traffic is to be made two-way for cyclists. The traffic management orders required for this change are currently being processed. There will also be some on-street work required e.g. appropriate signage and a short contra-flow cycle track at the northern end approaching the A11.
We look forward to similar such schemes opening up more direct routes for cyclists around the borough.
Transport for London has produced the final response to their consultation regarding their plans to redesign the Mile End Rd/Grove Rd/Burdett Rd junction. Despite London Cycling Campaign (CCC), THW and Queen Mary University (QMU) proposing simple changes to improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in addition to their proposal, they are going ahead with their original plans. Both Wheelers and QMU believe more could have been done and that the consultation process was flawed.
TfL have launched a consultation on the Bow to Stratford section of Cycle Superhighway Route 2 (CS2). The consultation closes on 11th February 2013 and Wheelers are contributing to the London Cycling Campaign's response.
Tower Hamlets Wheelers have been invited by the public consulation facilitators for the Wood Wharf redevelopment onto the community stakeholders forum. Wood Wharf is an area on the Isle of Dogs to the east of Canary Wharf off Preston's Road.
TfL are consulting on proposals for a new East London river crossing. This is aimed at providing more road capacity, and the proposals consist of a new ferry at Silvertown (replacing the Woolwich ferry) and a new tunnel between the Greenwich Peninsula and Silvertown. You can find more details here. The result of these proposals will inevitably be more road traffic in East London, which seems to be a step in the wrong direction to us...
A planning permission application has been submitted by LBTH to provide much needed cycle parking at Bethnal Green tube station. The scheme involves demolishing the disused toilet block in Bethnal Green Gardens and providing parking for 78 bicycles.