The Olympic Route Network - Tower Hill to Blackwall

Closed 9 Jun 2011

Opened 13 May 2011

Overview

Transport for London is engaging on temporary changes to the way some roads will operate for the London 2012 Games next summer.

The roads are part of the Olympic and Paralympic Route Network (ORN/PRN) which will link Games venues and accommodation. They will be used to transport key participants, like athletes, officials and media to their destinations on time. They will be open to general traffic and will be kept clear of obstructions, such as planned road works.  In addition, to keep traffic moving on these priority routes, there will be some temporary changes to the way the road can be used.

The ORN and PRN  is needed along theTower Hill to Blackwall.  It will provide a key link, connecting the West End to the Olympic Park, the ExCel Centre and other competition venues at Greenwich via Tower Hill and the A1203.

Engagement Exercise

TfL undertook an engagement exercise between 17 May and 9 June 2011 for the section of ORN known as theTower Hill to Blackwall. We wrote to residents and businesses within 400m of the ORN/PRN as well as local passenger and resident groups and other key stakeholders seeking their feedback on the proposals for the temporary changes to the roads in this area.  We also held two drop-in sessions.

Thank you to those who took part in the consultation exercise, replying by our website, in writing, via the telephone or attending our drop-in sessions.

The views of those who responded have been recorded in the engagement report which can be found here.

In response, the operating dates have been reviewed. The ORN, PRN and Games Lanes will now only operate during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and shortly before and after them for the arrival and departure of the Games Family.

Minimising disruption to bus passengers has been a key consideration in the design of the ORN. TfL has responded to the feedback received about local buses and will now reinstate three out of six bus stop suspensions along the Highway. The location of these bus stops can be found in the full engagement report.

What happens next

A formal consultation period will take place as part of the process of introducing Traffic Regulation Orders, which are required by law to enforce the proposed changes. This is due to start on or around 9 September 2011 and notices of the proposals will be published in local newspapers, on lampposts along the route and on the TfL website. This will provide an opportunity for formal representations to be submitted.

Once detailed proposals are finalised, we will continue to work with you to respond to your concerns and try to find solutions. Extensive travel Information before and during the Games will help you plan ahead and prepare for this once in a lifetime event.

What Happens Next

Following this stage, a formal consultation period will take place as part of the process of introducing Traffic Regulation Orders, which are required to enforce the proposed changes. Notices of proposals will be published locally and on the TfL website, providing an opportunity for formal representations to be submitted.

Areas

  • Tower Hamlets

Audiences

  • Public
  • Stakeholders
  • Local residents
  • Local businesses
  • Schools
  • London Boroughs

Interests

  • Traffic Management