Changing Face of Bow East London

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Changing Face of Bow – East London

‘The Roman’ march of progress for a new £3m Bow town centre

The funding is being given to Tower Hamlets Council as part of City Hall’s ‘liveable neighbourhoods’ programme aimed at raising the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to eight-out-of-10 by 2041.

“This is an opportunity to improve some of the traffic infrastructure and open spaces in Bow,” Tower Hamlets Mayor John Biggs said. “It will encourage walking and cycling and help reduce traffic and pollution.”

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Major £3.3 million transformation for Bow

  • Traffic management in the town centre
  • New outdoor spaces
  • More cycle and public transport facilities

Parts of Bow including the town centre on the historic Roman Road are set to be transformed, as part of a successful, £3.3 million funding bid announced today by the Mayor of London and Transport for London (TfL).

The bid by Tower Hamlets council was part of a multi-million pound, Liveable Neighbourhoods programme across the capital, which aims to increase the proportion of people walking, cycling and taking public transport to 80 per cent by 2041.

The scheme also aims to cut the damaging impact of air pollution in the capital.

John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Our ambition is to create an attractive and vibrant borough for people to live, work and visit.

This successful bid is a great opportunity to radically improve some of the traffic infrastructure and open spaces in Bow. It will encourage walking and cycling and help reduce traffic and air pollution. It complements my £15m ‘Love Your Neighbourhood’ programme, which will be delivered across the borough in the next four years.”

Recent TfL research has highlighted the economic benefits of walking and cycling in local areas, with infrastructure improvements such as new cycle routes leading to increased retail spending of up to 30 per cent.

Posted on Tuesday 5th March 2019

Update: Bow Liveable Streets trial suspended

 Update (14 July 2019):

Following an assessment of the Bow Trial, we are not going ahead with the planned road closures for the week commencing Monday 15 July. We would like to thank the community for their feedback and remain committed to devising a plan which takes into account the wants and needs of all for a cleaner, more sustainable and liveable Bow.

We will continue to work with communities across the borough as part of the Liveable Streets programme to improve the look and feel of public spaces and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport.

Tower Hamlets Council will be undertaking a traffic management trial in Bow from Saturday 13 – Sunday 21 July as part of its £15 million Liveable Streets programme to tackle air pollution, improve road safety and encourage active travel.

 

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