We are continuing to develop plans for the area.

Bow interchange

We are:

  • Looking at options to redesign the junction and remove the roundabout, giving pedestrians and cyclists more direct access to facilities
  • Investigating the removal of Bow flyover and providing extra pedestrian crossings on Bow Road and Stratford High Street
  • Exploring ways to improve the urban environment, reflecting the characteristics of the local area

The wider Bow area

We are:

  • Looking at ways to improve access from Stratford High Street and the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach to new developments. We will consider plans to introduce new signalised crossings and extend the bus network through new communities
  • Investigating other ways to improve connections for cyclists and pedestrians across the A12 without any impact on traffic, such as improving existing subways and providing a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists

We will update this page as plans develop. A consultation is expected in early 2017.

Bow Vision interim scheme

While work continues on the Bow Vision programme, we have now delivered the Bow Vision interim scheme, apart from some minor finishing works. This is making it easier for pedestrians to cross Bow interchange safely.

We installed signalised crossings on Bow Road and Stratford High Street, and introduced crossings to link Bow Road and Stratford High Street via the roundabout's central traffic island. Toucan crossings now provide a connection for cyclists between Cycle Superhighway 2 and the River Lea towpath.

We also:

  • Removed the existing non-signalised crossings on the A12 Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach slip roads
  • Merged the traffic islands on Stratford High Street and remove the eastbound contraflow lane to create a new area of public space
  • Increased the length of the eastbound cycle 'early-start' facility on Bow Road to 18 metres
  • Installed new wayfinding signs
  • Resurfaced the carriageway

The work is part of our Road Modernisation Plan.

Interim scheme design

Interim scheme consultation

We consulted on the interim proposals at Bow roundabout in spring 2015.

We received a total of 174 responses to the consultation, of which 86% supported or partially supported our proposals.

Find out more about the consultation, and our response, on our consultation page.