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Church Road

Mini Holland Public Consultation

Project initiated by

Waltham Forest Council was one of three boroughs to be awarded £30million of funding from Transport for London (TfL) for the Mini-Holland Programme to make significant improvements to the borough and encourage more local people to walk and cycle.

Church Road runs between Lea Bridge Road and High Road Leyton in the south of the borough and is used by up to 12,000 vehicles and 150 cyclists daily. The road has seen 52 accidents in the last five years meaning that changes to improve navigation and road safety for all road users are key.

Aims of the scheme

As part of the Mini-Holland Programme we are investing in the Church Road area to transform the street to increase footfall and the number of people who cycle.

The Church Road scheme forms part of the wider Mini-Holland Leyton to Blackhorse Road cycling and walking route, providing excellent links to Forest Road E17, Orient Way E10, Ruckholt Road E10 and local amenities.

As well as upgrading facilities for people who cycle, the road will benefit from improvements for all road users, as well as local residents, businesses and visitors to the area.

The Church Road scheme aims to:

  • Encourage more residents and visitors to walk and cycle in the area
  • Improve the look, feel and safety of the area for all road users
  • Improve access to other areas in the borough and local amenities

Proposals for Church Road

Road layout and cycle improvements

Changes are aimed to make Church Road safer through a range of improvements including 20mph limits, improved crossing points, bus stops and a safe cycle route between Lea Bridge Road and High Road Leyton.