Quietway 6

Seyi Writes….

 

Quietways6

You may have noticed in the latest edition of the Newham Mag (distributed on 19th June) that more changes are coming to Forest Gate and Maryland… a new cycling route! And there is an opportunity for you to have your say via an informal consultation.

The Aldgate to Hainault Quietway route (will be known as Quietway 6) will run from near Mile End through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, Forest Gate, and Manor Park before heading east to the London Borough of Redbridge. The 9 schemes proposed are for location in or bordering Forest Gate North ward (Boundary roads: Sebert Road,Capel Road, Leytonstone High Road and Janson close).The route will begin in autumn 2015 and finish it by summer 2016.

The initial consultation is informal asking you for your general views on the concept designs. Following this the designs will be changed where appropriate from consultation comments and in order to provide as good a Cycling Level of Service (CLoS) as possible, particularly at the junctions of the busier roads.

A statutory consultation will be carried out later this year and will be a more localised consultation for those schemes which will have potential impact as appropriate to local residents, key stakeholders, and any residents who requested to be kept informed during the first phase.

Important Info
The web link is : http://www.newham.gov.uk/quietways
There are some consultation drawings and a few posters at Stratford Library, the Gate Library and Manor Park Library from the 19th of June for 4 weeks. You are also more than welcome to email us and/or come to one of our surgeries on Saturdays, 10:30am.

About Seyi Akiwowo

Elected London Councillor & International Facilitator on active citizens, soft skills, social integration and sustainable development.
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5 Responses to Quietway 6

  1. Martin Warne says:

    Hi Seyi,

    If the Quietway option to prevent right turn out of Capel Rd onto Woodford Rd is adopted & there’s still no right turn from Woodford Rd into Dames Rd, how can Capel Rd residents get to Aldersbrook/Wanstead/Whipps Cross? The only option would seem to be a wiggle down Barwick & Horace Rds, which are very narrow with lots of parked cars. And I don’t think the residents there would appreciate all the additional traffic.

    I’d dispute the suggestion on a couple of the maps that the cause of congested parking on the north side of Capel Road is due to people using the Flats. Given how many cars are there all day and overnight I’d say that’s extremely unlikely.

    And while I think narrowing the junction of Capel Rd and Woodford Rd is a good idea, and the development of a pocket park in front of Capel Point would be nice (what happens to the current recycling facilities though?) I don’t understand how narrowing the carriageway between there and Chestnut Avenue makes cyclists safer. There’s just less space on the road for everyone – unless I’m missing something?

  2. Martin Warne says:

    Seyi,

    if the Quietway option to prevent right turn out of Capel Rd onto Woodford Rd is adopted & there’s still no right turn from Woodford Rd into Dames Rd, how can Capel Rd residents get to Aldersbrook/Wanstead/Whipps Cross? The only option would seem to be a wiggle down Barwick & Horace Rds, which are very narrow with lots of parked cars. I can’t see residents there being very pleased about that!

    I’d dispute the suggestion that the reason for the high levels of parking on the north side of Capel Road is people using the Flats. Given there’s cars there all day and all night it seems high unlikely to be the cause of the problem.

    The proposal to narrow the entrance into Capel Road from Woodford Road is welcome, as is the idea of a pocket park outside Capel Point (though what happens to the current recycling point if that goes ahead?), I’m not sure what the advantage is of narrowing the carriageway all the way along to Chestnut Avenue. Why does having less space between two rows of parked cars make cyclists safer?

    with best regards,

    Martin

  3. Sean Trent says:

    I understand this is preliminary so will wait and see – but one of the options was to prevent car traffic on Capel Rd, between Tylney Rd and Ridley Rd. Capel is not a congested road, and if you push traffic down the narrow roads of Tylney Rd and Ridley Rd (in to a residential area with 2 junior schools) you are asking for road rage incidents galore.

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