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Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —
Adaptive Retrofit — Humanising Infrastructure — Making better places — Architecture — Public Realm — Spatial Strategy — Creative Reuse — Urban Transformation — Decarbonisation —

Royal Docks Walking and Cycling Action Plan— London

Client(s)

GLA Royal Docks Team

Collaborator(s)

JCLA

The Walking and Cycling Action Plan follows on from other documents produced by 5th Studio that set out fundamental principles for future interventions and investment in the area’s streets, routes and open spaces: The Royal Docks Public Realm Framework and the Royal Docks Design Guides. The Enterprise Zone Programme Board endorsed the Public Realm Framework in March 2020. It identifies critical areas where intervention is needed to achieve a coherent public realm, including the creating of ‘stitches’, essential connections and interlinked public spaces across the area.

The Walking and Cycling Action Plan forms the final part of the Royal Docks Design Guide suite, which altogether provides a unified handbook for wayfinding, lighting and landscape, and guidelines for accessibility and inclusive design. They are a detailed toolbox for architects, developers, community groups and designers – or anyone who is creating design interventions in the public realm work across the Royal Docks. The Guides will ensure that new projects in the Royal Docks contribute to a public realm that is coherent, legible and socially inclusive – a group of distinct neighbourhoods united by subtle and beautiful elements of continuity.

WIDE BUSY STREETS / Wide Busy streets – above 13.5m overall width. In locations such as North Woolwich Road, Silvertown Way and Royal Albert Way.
NORTH WOOLWICH ROAD / The first phase of works completed in 2023, bringing improved cycling provisions, lighting and wider footways – supporting the delivery of North Woolwich Road as a key public space for the Royal Docks
CONNAUGHT BRIDGE AND APPROACHES / New smooth surfacing has been introduced to mark a clear route through this infrastructural knot, alongside lighting and landscaping which refreshes this key stitch across the dock water.
OFF STREET - BRIDGES / Pedestrian and cycle only bridges should be a minimum of 4m wide, ideally 6m wide, allowing for segregation and reduced conflicts between people walking and cycling, and be detectable by those that are visually impaired. In locations such as Connaught Crossing footbridge
CONNAUGHT BRIDGE AND APPROACHES / New smooth surfacing has been introduced to mark a clear route through this infrastructural knot, alongside lighting and landscaping which refreshes this key stitch across the dock water.

‘As part of the roll-out of the Royal Docks Design Guides, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Royal Docks Walking and Cycling Action Plan The Action Plan sets out an approach for improving walking and cycling across the Royal Docks. It is intended to support the delivery of coherent, legible, and socially inclusive public spaces, creating a sustainable and healthy place to live and enjoy.’

Royal Docks Team

NARROW BUSY STREETS / Narrow busy streets – below 13.5m overall width In locations such as Albert Road and Victoria Dock Road.
NARROW QUIET STREET / Local streets where through motor traffic, and school drop-off and pickup traffic, has been designed-out to provide a low traffic volume and speed environment (20mph) where there is less need for separate cycling facilities. The cycle route should be provided on carriageway. Where vehicular traffic is one-way, cycle traffic may still move in both directions. Quiet streets may be found in locations such as Boxley Street.
OFF STREET - PARKS / Segregated and unsegregated shared use paths for use by both pedestrians and cyclists should be a minimum 6m wide where there is sufficient width. In locations such as Beckton Park.
BECKTON LINK GREEN BRIDGE / Significant improvements have been delivered to the LDDC era connection, vastly improving the quality of surfaces, street furniture and landscaping in line with the Royal Docks Design Guides.

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