Monthly Archives: May 2014

Monthly Archives: May 2014

Highway Crossing – TfL Actively Investigating

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We know that there is a lot of concern, particularly among parents, about safety in relation to the Highway, the busy road that dissects Wapping and Shadwell. In response to that concern, as you can see from the previous article, Julia wrote to Transport for London to ask for improvements to the Dock Street/Vaughan Way junction. This afternoon, we received their response and are delighted to see that TfL is taking the matter very seriously by actively investigating a number …

Dangers of Dock St/Vaughan Way Crossing

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We know that there is a lot of concern, particularly among parents, about safety in relation to the Highway, the busy road that dissects Wapping and Shadwell. A couple of weeks ago, a lorry mounted the pavement during rush hour, crashing into a traffic light in front of parents taking their kids to school at John Cass and English Martyrs. After that incident, some Wapping residents asked if we’d help with their campaign to improve the safety of crossings on the …

Crossrail and the Overground

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Crossrail is one of the most exciting things happening in London right now and will bring huge transport benefits to us here in Wapping. However a few residents have expressed worry that the works at Whitechapel might lead to an extended closure of the Overground, affecting services from our own local station in Wapping. Worry not! Julia got in touch with Crossrail this week and it seems there are no such plans. Crossrail tries to coincide its works around planned …

Making the walk from Shadwell DLR Safer

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We know that many residents worry about the safety of the walking route from Shadwell DLR through Wapping Woods. One Prusom Street resident recently asked Julia if we could look into improving lighting around the steel bascule bridge on Garnet Street. We raised this with Tower Hamlets and have now received the reply below. A meeting is now to be held to assess whether lighting units can be installed in this area to improve lighting in that area between Wapping Woods and …