Fish Island Bridge

MQT on 2014-12-17
Session date: 
December 17, 2014
Question By: 
Darren Johnson
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The Fish Island/Monier Road bridge will be converted from cycle-only access to vehicular access as a condition of the Sweetwater housing development. However, rat running is a real issue in the Olympic Park. At peak times in the evening around 400 cars per hour have been recorded as travelling up the ramp to Waterden Road from White Post Lane. Given there are at present no plans to put a modal filter anywhere along the route from the bridge to Hackney or Tower Hamlets, and therefore a potential through-traffic route to avoid Bow Road or part of the A12 will be created, will you commit to modal filtering to stop the Olympic Park being blighted by air pollution and congestion due to heavy traffic flows?


Answer for Fish Island Bridge

Answer for Fish Island Bridge

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of the masterplanning for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Legacy Corporation has sought to provide a network which caters for all transport modes.

The road network into neighbouring communities that were closed temporarily for the 2012 Games have been re-opened and, where possible, local environmental enhancements have been made. Such enhancements include the width reduction of Waterden Road and 20mph speed limits to encourage safer roads and promote the use of sustainable transport roads. The planning condition to convert Monier Road bridge requires a further pedestrian and cycle bridge to be provided a little further to the south