Old Bethnal Green Road: Filtered Permeability Goes Large – The Ranty Highwayman
Last summer, I had a mooch around the Tower Hamlets – Hackney border looking at some neighbourhood schemes. Well, this week I am back for another look at the Old Bethnal Road project which has been recently completed.
I’ve seen this scheme on Twitter a fair bit, but as ever, I like to make my own visits to see things in the flesh as well as to get a sense of how something “feels” which is very important as a designer.
The Old Bethnal Green Road scheme is part of a much wider “Liveable Streets” project developed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. At it’s simplest, the project is just a piece of modal filtering, but it fits within a wider jigsaw of pushing through traffic back onto main roads.