The Wapping Bus Gate came about through a community based engagement process to tackle the increased traffic and rat running that residents to Wapping and St Katharine's were experiencing. The St Katharine & Wapping Ward Panel made a presentation to  LBTH about the commuter traffic rat run through Wapping on the 5th December 2017. This was followed up by the Council commissioning Project Centre (PCL) to undertake a survey and it reported on the Wapping Bus Gate in the Document Ref: 5318 dated 15th May 2019. The official consultation dates were 21st February-8th April 2019. The Bus Gate project was therefore entirely resident-led pre-dating the Liveable Streets Project which followed later in 2019.