Blackhorse Lane – between Blackhorse Junction and Hookers Road

Latest letter available to download - 03.06.21

Image of Blackhorse Lane

As part of the regeneration taking place in and around the Blackhorse area further improvements are planned on Blackhorse Lane (between Blackhorse Road Junction and Hookers Road) which will link the recently completed junction scheme to the existing cycle tracks to the north to provide safer walking and cycling routes. These works are planned for the end of 2021, and we will write to all effected residents and businesses before the work begins.

Between 2015 and 2017 a walking and cycling route improvement scheme was introduced along Blackhorse Lane and Billet Road, from Hookers Road up to the Crooked Billet Roundabout. Due to ongoing, major development construction works in the area it was not possible to extend the walking and cycling scheme all the way to Blackhorse Junction at the time. However, we’re happy to announce that now the Blackhorse Road Junction construction is complete we’re planning to introduce new measures between the junction and Hookers Road, providing a safer, direct cycle route from the Billet Road Roundabout to Lea Bridge Road.

The scheme includes the following measures:

  • Fully segregated cycle tracks on both sides of the road to provide a dedicated space for people to cycle on, separated from the road and pavement
  • A new raised pedestrian and cycle crossing to provide a safer place for people to cross
  • Plants and greenery along the route to improve the feel of the area
  • Better paving materials such as granite to improve the overall street environment
  • New blended “Copenhagen” crossings which extend the pavement across the road to encourage drivers to give way to people crossing at side roads
  • Wider footways to make the area more accessible for people with wheelchairs, mobility scooters and buggies
  • A narrowed carriageway to help reduce speeding vehicles and improve road safety.

Construction of this scheme will start once the Forest Road Reservoirs section has been completed and it is expected to be completed by autumn 2022.

To prevent any potential delays caused by either of the schemes, the work will be carried out in phases. We kindly ask that all local people plan ahead to prevent any delays to their journeys and, if possible, use sustainable forms of transport when traveling locally. 

CLICK HERE to view a map of the scheme.

Share your views

If you have any questions or comments relating to these schemes, please contact us using the following details:

- Email: enjoy@walthamforest.gov.uk

- Write to: Enjoy Waltham Forest Team, Waltham Forest Council, Low Hall Depot, Argall Avenue, Leyton, E10 7AS

- Call: 020 8496 3000 and ask to speak with the Enjoy Waltham Forest Team

For more information relating to the associated traffic management orders (TMO) for these schemes please visit www.walthamforest.gov.uk/content/road-traffic-schemes-and-consultations