Green light for the Royal Docks Corridor
The Mayor of London and Mayor of Newham have approved £34.69 million of funding to improve the Royal Docks Corridor - a strategic corridor which links Silvertown Way and the section of North Woolwich Road up to Connaught Bridge.
The road layout and street environment, originally built to accommodate commercial and industrial traffic to the Royal Docks, will be transformed into a vibrant high street, with new public spaces, wider pavements, separated cycle lanes and better and safe crossings and connections.
The Royal Docks Corridor improvements will help to transform this road from one dominated by heavy traffic into a vibrant, attractive high street.
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner
The Corridor, which runs along the south-west boundary of the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone from Canning Town to London City Airport, is integral to the growth of the area and will help to unlock the 30,000 new homes and 41,500 new jobs being delivered over the next 20 years.
Over the past 2 years, the Royal Docks Team has been working with Newham Council, TfL and key communities and stakeholders to consult on the redesign of the road layout, with recommendations ranging from: improved walking and cycling facilities, better access and connections to public transport, more trees and planting, and active ground floor uses.
Will Norman, London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said:
“The Royal Docks Corridor improvements will help to transform this road from one dominated by heavy traffic into a vibrant, attractive high street with a better balance between pedestrians, cyclists and other road users, in the area. Importantly it will also improve air quality and reduce pollution levels.”
Rokhsana Fiaz OBE, Mayor of Newham, said:
“I am committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our residents, and through these plans for North Woolwich Road, we will be creating a safe and attractive street for everyone to enjoy, improving air quality and encouraging people to be healthier and more active.
Phase 1A of construction began in September, with the work focusing around the newly relocated Oasis academy on North Woolwich Road. The road will help to connect the existing communities on the river’s edge with the opportunities and amenities emerging in the Royal Docks, as well as supporting the continued employment and industrial uses in the area.
The construction programme is divided into 5 key phases as shown in the image below, with the road improvements expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
For more information, please visit the Royal Docks Corridor website.
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