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Road traffic schemes and consultations

Last updated 22 January 2016
Traffic and highway improvement schemes are usually designed and installed as the result of an accident or problem, in response to requests from residents or as part of a national policy (for example, the introduction of 20mph zones).
Below is a list of current road traffic schemes and consultations in Waltham Forest from April 2015 to March 2016. See details of previous consultations.

London Quietway Scheme (route 2)

As part of the Mayor of London's vision for cycling, Waltham Forest Council is delivering a section of the London Quietway Scheme (route 2) that runs from Bloomsbury to Walthamstow.

Quietways will become a network of cycle routes throughout London that link key destinations through backstreets, parks, waterways or along tree-lined avenue streets. Quietway route 2 will be one of the first Quietways to be introduced in London and will run from Bloomsbury to Walthamstow through Russell Square, Angel, London Fields, Hackney Central, along Coppermill Lane and Mission Grove and ending at Walthamstow Central Station.

Section one on Coppermill Lane is under construction and we are now asking for views on sections two and three of the route that will run along Mission Grove from Blackhorse Lane to Palmerston Road, then onto Willow Walk joining Selbourne Road.

A plan of the whole Quietway 2 route can be found on the TFL website.

In addition to the Quietway, Waltham Forest Council has been awarded £27million by Transport for London for the Mini-Holland Programme. This three year funded programme will allow us to make significant improvements to the borough’s walking and cycling infrastructure bringing a wealth of benefits, and encouraging more people to walk and cycle.

The Quietways will benefit from Mini-Holland design principles to improve the roads as well as walking and cycling provision.

The consultation documents along with a questionnaire have been sent to the residents and businesses immediately affected by the proposals.

Please send your comments back via post to the Low Hall Depot Address (in the free post envelope provided) or email no later than 19 January 2016. NOTE: The consultation is not open for people that do not live in the area affected. To learn more about Mini-Holland visit the enjoy Waltham Forest website.

Valley, Larkswood, Hatch Lane, Hale End and Highams Park Area - 20mph zones proposals

Modifications to the scheme – Works are due to start mid-February 2016

New 20mph zones are to be installed but based upon the consultation results (see below), the Council has modified the original proposals:

  • There will be fewer road hump locations overall

  • Speed cushions are to be converted to road humps

  • 110 roads of the 187 roads consulted will have no road humps installed on them because they are short/narrow in nature and do not require speed reducing physical measures

Modified scheme plans 

The modified plans show the 20mph zone boundaries and road hump locations on all roads below.

 Valley North


Hale End and Highams Park

 Valley North Map (PDF 910KB)

Larkswood Area Map 1(PDF 997 KB)​

Larkswood Area Map 2 (PDF 1.1 MB)  

Larkswood Area Map 3 (PDF 846 KB)

Larkswood Area Map 4 (PDF 1 MB)

Larkswood Area Map 5 (PDF 723 KB)

Hale End and Highams Park Area Map 1 (PDF 1.1 MB)

Hale End and Highams Park Area Map 2 (PDF ​1.2 MB)

Hale End and Highams Park Area Map 3 (PDF 1 MB)

Hale End and Highams Park Area Map 4 (PDF 856 KB)

Hale End and Highams Park Area Map 5 (PDF 570 KB)

Traffic order/road hump notices 

Traffic Order Notice T42a(15) - 20mph Zone (PDF 221KB)

Traffic Order Notice T42bc - traffic calming (humps) (PDF 85 KB)

Public notices and opportunity to object

The closing date for any formal written objections has now passed

Public notices showing the proposed location of new speed limits and road humps were published in the Waltham Forest News free local newspaper on 21st December 2015 and the public were offered an opportunity to object using our online form. This is part of the formal Traffic Management Order process.

We'll now consider the formal objections and may make further modifications as a result – this completes the traffic order process.

Valley, Larkswood, Hatch Lane, Hale End and Highams Park Area - public consultation

The consultation closed on 12th October 2015

The council consulted all occupiers in the areas bounded by the A406 North Circular Road, Hall Lane, New Road, Hatch Lane, Chingford Lane and Woodford New Road on proposals to introduce 20mph zones.

This scheme is part of the Council’s ‘roll-out’ of 20mph speed limits across all residential streets in the borough to reduce road collisions and casualties. The roll-out supports the London Mayor’s ‘Safe Streets for London’ strategy.

Consultation results

We received 1,707 responses to the consultations which covered 11,700 properties, a response rate of 15% of the occupiers in the area. 

Of those who responded:

  • 54% supported the Council’s proposals for the introduction 20mph zones in the area

  • 46% did not support the proposals

  • 4% wished to see fewer road humps than the proposals

We are planning to install the 20mph speed limits and speed-reducing measures in the New Year 2016.

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