About the Lea Bridge Road scheme
Lea Bridge Road is one of the key routes in the borough running from the Whipps Cross Roundabout to the Lee Valley Ice Centre near the Hackney Boundary. The road is used by up to 30,000 vehicles and 1,500 cyclists every day and is primarily used by people travelling through the borough into neighbouring Hackney and further into the heart of London.
Over the past five years, collisions resulting in injury to people who walk and cycle have increased. Between 2009 and 2013, a total of 118 cyclists and 60 pedestrians were injured on the road, including 20 serious collisions and one fatality. Changes are needed on Lea Bridge Road to reduce collisions making the area safer for the community.
As a key route in the borough, we want Lea Bridge Road to be a street for everyone, ensuring residents can get around easily, businesses in the area continue to thrive and it is an attractive place that people want to visit. And with Lea Bridge Station reopened we expect there to be even more pedestrians and people on cycles using this busy route making the improvements even more important.
The Lea Bridge Road scheme aims to:
- Transform the look of the road into a thriving high street and place for community interaction, increasing footfall and business opportunities
- Make cycling and walking a more attractive and convenient option, whilst relieving traffic congestion
- Make the road safer and easier to use for all road users.