Wanstead Mobility Hub

Closed 8 Mar 2021

Opened 8 Feb 2021

Overview

Wanstead Mobility Hub Proposal

The council is proposing to install a Mobility Hub on Wanstead High Street. It will be similar to the newly-accredited Mobility Hub located in George Lane, South Woodford.

Mobility Hubs are small scale transport interconnection hubs that make it easy to change from one mode of transport to another.

The proposed Mobility Hub will include:

  • A Parklet containing cycle parking (for minimum 6 bikes), seating, planters and water fountain (post-Covid);
  • An electric, car club vehicle bay;
  • An electric vehicle charging only bay for residents to charge their own electric vehicles;
  • A dual, fast (22kw) electric vehicle charge point to be used by both the electric car club vehicle and the residents’ electric vehicle charging only bay.

The proposed layout plan, parklet guide and design are available for your feedback. Please note that the parklet design will be informed by the public consultation and the final design may differ from the images provided.

Why make these changes?

  • An Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) has been in place in central London since 8 April 2019 to help improve air quality. Most vehicles, including cars and vans needed to meet new, tighter exhaust emission standards (ULEZ standards) or pay a daily charge to travel within the area of the ULEZ. From 25 October 2021, the ULEZ area will be expanded to include the area bounded by the North and South Circular Roads. This will include western areas of the London Borough of Redbridge such as South Woodford, Snaresbrook, Wanstead, and Aldersbrook.
  • The main objective of the proposed Mobility Hub scheme is to support the ULEZ-wide transition to cleaner cars, and provide access to electric car club vehicles for those people who do not want to own a car but want to use a zero-emission vehicle when they choose to drive.

How will the Council implement the Wanstead Mobility Hub?

The Council will;

  • Undertake a non-statutory consultation on the design of the Parklet
  • Undertake a statutory consultation on the installation and operation of the on-street electric vehicle charge point (Section 17, London Local Authority and Transport for London Act 2013) 
  • Publicise a draft Experimental Traffic Management Order (TMO) for public feedback
  • Following the closure of the above consultation, make a decision as to the installation of the Mobility Hub
  • Following any decision to proceed with the Mobility Hub, the Council will introduce an “Experimental” TMO. This provides residents/occupiers/businesses with a further opportunity to provide feedback to the Council. The experimental TMO will be advertised on-site and in local newspapers. The “Experimental” order would then be made “Permanent” within 18 months.

If you have any questions about the scheme you can contact us on mobility.hubs@redbridge.gov.uk.

What happens next

All the feedback that the Council receives from this initial public consultation will be analysed and considered carefully. A decision will be made as to implementing the Wanstead Mobility Hub and that he decision will then be publicised.

Areas

  • Wanstead Village

Audiences

  • All residents

Interests

  • High Streets
  • Businesses
  • Neighbourhoods
  • Civic pride