Leyton to Lea Bridge Road Route

To improve connectivity between the south of the borough, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park  and the London Borough of Newham we have devised plans for two cycle routes which connect Lea Bridge Road to Leyton.

The aim of the routes are to fill key gaps in the borough’s walking and cycling network so that there are safe, continuous, high quality walking and cycling connections linking the improvements that have already taken place in Leyton, Leytonstone and Lea Bridge Road with QEOP and Stratford.

Route 1 connects Lea Bridge Road with QEOP via Orient Way and Temple Mills Lane. Construction works are already underway on this route with new cycling and walking facilities being introduced in Temple Mills Lane and Ruckholt Road.

Route 2 connects the London Borough of Newham with Lea Bridge Road via High Road Leyton, Langthorne Bridge and the Leyton Town Centre area, which has already undergone improvements through the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme.

We have identified a number of improvements that are needed along Route 2 to address key issues and barriers and ensure it is as safe, accessible and continuous as possible. These include a mixture of junction improvements, sections of segregated cycle track, new crossings and public space improvements. As improvements are only being planned at a number of specific locations along the route we are engaging locally with affected residents and businesses closest to each of the proposals rather than on the route as a whole. This ensures that we get feedback from those who are most directly affected by each of the proposals.

The current scheme improvements are: Grove Green Road, Elmore Road and Langthorne Road junction, Leslie Road and Millais Road junction.  Further information on these routes and scheme improvements can be found under the 'Useful Documents' list on the right hand side of this page.

Strategic Cycle Network

Olympic Park Links, Temple Mills Lane and Northwall Road – Funding has been secured from TfL’s LSP to improve the Temple Mills Lane/Northwall Road junction, which is located on the boundary of Waltham Forest, Newham and the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC). The planned scheme will address a key gap in the segregated cycle network in this area by connecting the new two-way cycle track recently introduced in the Waltham Forest section of Temple Mills Lane between Ruckholt Road and the A12, with the existing two-way cycle track in the Newham section of Temple Mill Lane between Northwall Road and Honour Lea Avenue. Subject to TfL, Newham and LLDC approval the works will commence in August 2020.


If you have any questions relating to the Enjoy Waltham Forest programme, do get in touch.

Email - enjoy@walthamforest.gov.uk

Write to -
Enjoy Waltham Forest Programme Team
Waltham Forest Council
Low Hall Argall Avenue
E10 7AS

Phone - 020 8496 3000. Monday to Friday 9am–5pm.

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