Mansell Street walking and cycling changes

We hope to introduce a new cycle lane along Mansell Street, to provide a new cycle link between Cycleway 2 on Whitechapel High Street and Cycleway 3 on Royal Mint Street.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. You can ask us a Question and register for scheme updates.

The purpose of this scheme

Enabling walking and cycling

We are working with London’s local authorities to provide more cycling infrastructure and improved spaces for people walking. We’re doing this because we want to encourage everyone who

We hope to introduce a new cycle lane along Mansell Street, to provide a new cycle link between Cycleway 2 on Whitechapel High Street and Cycleway 3 on Royal Mint Street.

On this page you can find out more about the scheme and what engagement and consultation you can expect from us. You can ask us a Question and register for scheme updates.

The purpose of this scheme

Enabling walking and cycling

We are working with London’s local authorities to provide more cycling infrastructure and improved spaces for people walking. We’re doing this because we want to encourage everyone who can to walk and cycle whenever possible. ‘Active travel’ has huge health and well-being benefits, and if more people walked, cycled or used public transport in London, there would be less congestion and our air would be cleaner. Schemes like this one will help support London’s growth and ongoing recovery from the coronavirus.

Mansell Street is a key strategic cycling corridor and is in the top 5% for current and future cycling demand in London. Creating a safer cycling corridor here will provide a link between Cycleway 2 on Whitechapel High Street and Cycleway 3 on Royal Mint Street and is likely to increase cycling demand.

Keeping people safe

In the three years up to July 2020 four people were seriously injured in collisions on or near Mansell Street, and one person tragically was killed.

Listening to you

We are introducing these changes with an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO). Traffic Orders make it legally possible for us to make changes to the road network, and ETROs allow us to introduce changes temporarily, and on an experimental basis, so that we can better understand the effects a scheme will have.

Ordinarily we would consult local people and other stakeholders before commencing work on changes to London’s streets. The ongoing recovery from the coronavirus pandemic means we need to take rapid action to help London’s communities with measures to get London moving while we recover from the pandemic.

Our consultation will begin once we have completed the changes and will be live on this page. We will use the consultation, along with monitoring of scheme impacts to help us decide whether:

• it is necessary to make any changes to the temporary scheme once it is in place, and if so, what these changes might be

• the scheme should remain in place permanently, or if it should be withdrawn at the end of the experimental period

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions about the scheme in the meantime you can use the Questions tool below or email us at haveyoursay@tfl.gov.uk.

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You can use this tool to ask us a question about the scheme or the upcoming consultation. We will then aim to get back to you.

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