I ♥ BETHNAL GREEN is the online home of Save Our Safer Streets, a group of Bethnal Green residents who want to keep and improve the newly built pedestrian-friendly streets around Old Bethnal Green Road, Columbia Road and Arnold Circus.
Our much-loved new, safe streets and community spaces are being threatened with removal by Tower Hamlets Council, who ran two consultations to take out the £2 million of changes which were implemented in 2021.
Beyond the immediate campaign to save our new streets, parklets and community spaces, we will lobby the council to engage with all the residents in Bethnal Green to explore ways to make our public spaces better. Everyone wants to improve air quality and create safer streets for people to walk, talk and play on.
Lutfur Rahman has taken the most extreme, undemocratic and dangerous decision available to him. He has decided to rip out all the walking and cycling infrastructure in Bethnal Green. Our statement about this is on our News page.
This is not the end. We know we have public support for our cause and the overwhelming evidence too.
With the advice of our lawyers, we will monitor the legality of what the council has done. Our Crowd Justice page is open for donations. The more we receive, the more ready we are to act as necessary to protect our safer streets.