Improving the heart of Walthamstow
Views on the future look of the former gyratory bridge were gathered at drop-in sessions with residents, commuters and visitors in the early summer.
Following these sessions suggestions to improve the area with more planting, seating and some pop up activities are now being considered and a final proposal will be published by the council this autumn.
These sessions ran alongside a consultation by Transport for London to relocate bus stops on to the bridge for routes 357 and 97 which will help speed up journey times for passangers. Almost 60 per cent of responses were in favour of this change, which will also help to reduce congestion in the bus station in Selborne Road.
Works are continuing at the gyratory, which has kept Hoe Street accessible throughout, and it is expected that all lanes across the newly constructed central bridge will be open by winter.
These changes will support the regeneration projects at Juniper House and the Stretton’s site in Hoe Street.
For more information: walthamforest.gov.uk/gyratory
A transport network that is fit for the future
Walthamstow is a dynamic town centre, a vibrant area boasting a diverse community, with excellent shopping and public transport links. In recent years, Walthamstow has gone from strength to strength, with a number of new independent restaurants, cafes and pubs opening. With an ambitious programme of regeneration planned, there is still more to do to ensure that our transport network is fit for the future.
We have been working closely with Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail to install a new bridge between Selborne Road and First Avenue which will allow traffic to move from the existing Victorian-era structure to the new bridge – avoiding costly future maintenance work that would have required the total closure of the gyratory.
As a busy transport interchange and a main access point to the town centre shopping area, we want to ensure that changes to the town centre have a positive impact on everyone, whether you walk, cycle, use public transport, or drive.
Have your say
Come along to a drop-in session, view the proposed improvements and let us know your views. We will be on the bridge deck between First Avenue and Selborne Road, E17 on -
- Friday 15 June, 8am to 10:30am
- Tuesday 19 June, 4pm to 6:30pm
- Wednesday 20 June , 10:30am to 1pm.
- If you are unable to attend the drop-in event in person, please email us your views before Sunday 22 July 2018 at E17roadworks@walthamforest.gov.uk