The Bartlett School of Planning


Dr Robin Hickman contributes to the debate on cycling proposals in Waltham Forest

31 July 2017

Wanstead Bus

When in 2014, the London Borough of Waltham Forest was awarded £30 million to improve cycling facilities, nobody could have predicted how contentious this programme of change would be. At the official launch, community members carried a coffin through the high street to show how the proposed changes were killing their businesses and sense of belonging. This half hour video, produced by a community video workshop, gets behind the polarised attitudes of local people, for and against, and allows protagonists on all sides their say. It is a portrait of a community in the throes of transition.