Walthamstow Gyratory

 

Outside our office in Hoe Street, Waltham Forest are working closely with Transport for London (Tfl) to transform the 'Walthamstow gyratory'. The junction between Hoe Street and Selborne Road is currently undergoing works to widen the bus station exit and create a new taxi and loading bay outside Tesco Express. For this transport interchange that leads to the town centre shopping area it is crucial that changes to the town centre are beneficial for pedestrians, those who cycle, use public transport, or drive. According to Waltham Forest Council, this should 'make the town centre a more pleasant, accessible and safer for everyone'. A new area of public space will make movement between the tube and bus stations easier for pedestrians. The construction of a new bridge over the railway line will reinforce the message of generation with the plants and trees that will be planted in the later stages of the works. The initial work to install a bridge to replace the Victorian-era structure at the junction is now completed. The council and Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail are beginning the work necessary for traffic to make use of the bridge.

 

During the summer the council had drop-in sessions whereby residents, commuters and visitors had the chance to offer their suggestions to improve the future look of the former Gyratory bridge. Some of the suggestions raised included adding more plants, seating and opportunities for pop up activities. The final proposal is yet to be released shortly, this autumn. You can watch a time-lapse video of the work in action.

Published on 01 November 2018

Source Wonderlease

Written by Marc Cohen

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