Work on Bow Interchange crossings to start this year
PUBLISHED: 17:23 30 July 2015 | UPDATED: 17:39 30 July 2015
Improvements for pedestrians at Bow Interchange will get underway later this year after resounding public support for the scheme.
A TfL consultation showed more than 80 per cent asked backed the plans, which include new signalised pedestrian crossing facilities at the roundabout and a new area of public space under the flyover, as well as links to the pedestrian and cycle routes along the River Lea towpath.
The work will be coordinated with the upgrade of Cycle Superhighway 2, which is expected to finish in summer 2016. The upgrade forms a key part of a major programme to build new safer cycle routes across London, including the North-South and East-West “Crossrail for Bikes” routes, which will be completed in early 2016.
“The improvements to be made at Bow are only the beginning of work on a radical redesign that will transform that junction,” said deputy mayor of London for transport, Isabel Dedring.
Leon Daniels, managing director of surface transport at TfL, said: “Our £4bn Road Modernisation Plan is now well underway, helping to deliver significant changes for all road users. These improvements for pedestrians at Bow Interchange will help make a real difference for people living in the area, while we plan further improvements to this vital junction in the future.”
To view the consultation, go to https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/bow-vision
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