Beckton Walking and Cycling

Beckton Walking and Cycling Project

Newham Council wants to make Beckton a great place for walking and cycling.  To make that happen, we are committed to improving local streets to make walking and cycling an easy, safe and convenient way to get around.

The Beckton Walking and Cycling Project is focused on upgrading physical infrastructure in order to:

  • make walking and cycling easy, safe and convenient
  • reduce air pollution
  • promote more high street economic activity.


These upgrades to physical infrastructure could include, for example:

  • cycle tracks and lanes
  • wayfinding signage
  • pedestrian crossings (including zebra crossings)
  • improved footways
  • traffic calming
  • changes to junctions
  • improved lighting and CCTV
  • trees and greenery.

The project is using the Levelling Up Fund which has been awarded to Newham from central government. The scheme will be delivered between April 2022 and April 2024.

Zebra crossing on Tollgate Road near junction with Lion Road
Zebra crossing on Tollgate Road near junction with Lion Road

We are working to build upon the learnings from the Community Vision for the Beckton Parks Masterplan, for more information please visit www.newham.gov.uk/becktonparksmasterplan

Project stages

  • Resident online survey – Late November 2022 to 1 January 2023
  • Disabled residents’ workshop – 8 December 2022
  • Design team produces draft designs – December 2022
  • Resident design workshop (online) – 25 January 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Resident design workshop (in-person) – 26 January 2023, 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Early construction works begin – October and ongoing