Bridges to Fish Island in Hackney Wick - traffic modelling review (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-10-12
Session date: 
October 12, 2017
Reference: 
2017/3961
Question By: 
Caroline Russell
Organisation: 
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

One of my supplementary questions to 2017/3583 was "will you change your mind?" referring to the proposed demolition at Vittoria Wharf and new road and pedestrian bridges.  In response, you said "I have also asked TfL to work with LLDC to review the traffic modelling options operating the bridges in light of my draft transport strategy." What are the terms of reference of this review and the expected completion date?

Answer

Answer for Bridges to Fish Island in Hackney Wick - traffic modelling review (1)

Answer for Bridges to Fish Island in Hackney Wick - traffic modelling review (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The traffic modelling for the approved bridges was updated and submitted last December as part of the Reserved Matters submission for the H14 bridge. This modelling had previously been thoroughly scrutinised by TfL, the Host Boroughs, and the Olympic Delivery Authority (as the then Local Planning Authority) and deemed appropriate and acceptable. The updated results were then shared again last December with TfL and LLDC's Planning Policy and Decisions Team as part of the determination process. The reserved matters applications were overwhelmingly supported by the Corporation's planning decisions committee members in a local vote that followed due democratic and procedural process.

In the future, the local authority, Tower Hamlets, may adopt the bridge subject to highway and planning processes and can then decide on its future operation. However, I have asked both TfL and LLDC to work together to analyse modelling in relation to the bridge and its operation, in light of my new draft Transport Strategy. Results from the modelling work will be available within a month.