Newham

High Street North Area - west side

The Council is looking at options to reduce traffic volumes on local streets between Romford Rd, Katherine Rd, Milton Avenue and High Street North. This means that the road layout and access to the area is likely to change.​

​Why are these changes being proposed?

The Council has received complaints from local residents about the high number of cars travelling through the area. In response to local feedback, we want to improve the street environment for local residents.
 
 

What has happened so far?

Following a safety review in 2015, the Council identified that the pedestrian crossing on High Street North, located between the junctions of Berkeley Rd and Halley Rd, was made unsafe by vehicles turning into High Street North from these local streets.

In early 2017, the Council reversed the one-way direction of traffic on Sherrard Rd, Berkeley Rd, Halley Rd and Stanley Rd to improve safety at the pedestrian crossing.

As a result, there was a welcomed reduction in traffic levels on Halley Rd while there was a significant increase in trafficvolumes and parking demand on Sherrard Road.

In mid 2018, the Council undertook an extensive traffic data collection exercise to understand the exact nature of the traffic problems.

The traffic data has shown that over 80% of cars are travelling from Katherine Rd and using this area to cut through to High Street North and vice versa. 

 

What is being proposed?

The Council is considering three broad options which look at different solutions to improve the street environment for local residents in the area.

These options are described on the Options table. Each option provides positive changes and some challenges.
We would like to find out your views before we develop these options further for consultation.
 
 

Share your views

It is important for the Council to understand local residents’ priorities so that we can develop a design proposal that addresses the most important issues for you.

The questionnaire closed on Friday 31 May 2019.​


 

Next steps

We will review the feedback received from the questionnaire and our discussions with local residents to develop a final design proposal. Public consultation on the final design proposal will take place in mid / late 2019.
 
 

When will the changes happen?

We cannot provide exact timescales until the final design proposal is developed. We anticipate that changes to the road layout will take place in 2020.
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