Hackney already has significant active travel infrastructure in place. We now need to complete the job. 

  1. Explore the Vision map: We have categorised every road, outlined low traffic neighbourhoods, mapped where cycle tracks are required needed, and identified current and required filters, bus gates and new public spaces. Open the map below the right in full screen and toggle the various layers to explore your area. 
  2. Examine your area: Below, we outline the interventions required to create low traffic neighbourhoods throughout the borough, using the same types of interventions that are already commonplace on Hackney’s roads, and ensuring that all of Hackney is covered. We will add more details, photos and descriptions over time.  

How to read the map:

    • The LTNs are the ones that we would like to see created. The LTNs with Green overlay are currently in place, although they may require some additional improvements. The LTNs with Yellow overlay have not been created (as of October 2020), and we would like to see created. 
    • The Green roads are ones that we have deemed to be quiet enough to enable all-age, all-ability cycling. The Orange streets are ones that we believe that would become ‘green’ when our proposed interventions are implemented. Blue roads are Connector Road, Red roads are main roads.  
    • Note, we have edited the map to take into account the interventions that have been implemented, or have been confirmed but not yet implemented (as of October 2020). 

Have we missed something? Do you have additional suggestions? Have we got it wrong? Join our monthly Zoom meetings, or get in touch via email or @hackney_cycling.

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Broadway Market LTN

In September 2020, a bus gate was installed on the Cat and Mutton bridge. This has been a longstanding aim of HCC, so we are delighted. So is this schoolboy. 

Broadway Market has been temporarily closed to through motor traffic to allow social distancing. Broadway Market should never be used for through motor traffic again, as the following twitter threads makes obvious.

A traffic free Broadway Market is wonderful. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a young child cycling alone here before but certainly not three within 30 seconds! Watch to the end to see how this makes me feel pic.twitter.com/W9BwU7ppGJ

— Hackney Cyclist (@Hackneycyclist) May 27, 2020

 

Before and after of Broadway Market. There are several other market streets in Hackney that should be prioritised for similar treatment.

Broadway Market after it was made car-free and before. pic.twitter.com/ee3WTxqbP8

— filter more streets (@iambrianjones) June 6, 2020

 

 

However, the Broadway Market / London Fields West LTNs cannot be considered complete until the operating hours of the bus gate on Lansdowne Drive are extended to 24/7. Currently, outside of the hours of operation, there is a very busy route through the LTNs, meaning that they are not functioning LTNs. 

Longer-term, Broadway Market should be remodelled with similar paving treatment as used on The Narroway with bike and pedestrian access at all times (except loading for a few hours a day). 

A filter on Pritchard’s Road would ensure that the benefits seen on Whiston Road are maximized, although Pritchard’s Road is in Tower Hamlets, and so installing the filter would require cooperation with them. Ensuring that Whiston Road becomes a low-motor traffic street would have the additional benefit of providing an parallel option to the over-crowded canal towpath.

Benjamin Close could be remodelled as a pocket park with seating and trees while maintaining access to some market stalls, which would provide additional space for cafe and market customers.

Mare Street on the eastern edge of this cell requires protected cycle tracks. Construction of cycle tracks on the southern part of Queensbridge Road are to a high standard, and the completion across the full length of Queensbridge Road should now be accelerated. A tiger crossing should be installed on Queensbridge Road linking Regents Row and Denne Terrace, to provide a positive alternative to the towpath. 

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Brownswood LTN

The cell was completed many years ago. Brownswood Road remains the only connector road. It should have parking removed on the southside by Kings Crescent estate, with a bike track adding. 

The Play Street on Murrian Road is an excellent example of permanently making the street a public space with children’s play and benches. Perhaps we should (with Living Streets) identify a minimum of one street per LN to receive this treatment.

Protected cycle tracks are required on on Seven Siesters Road, Blackstock Road and Brownswood Road.

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Cassland LTN

A rat run was removed in 2017/18 through the filter on Brenthouse Road, improving Q2. However Elsdale Street remains with heavy traffic and could be addressed with a filter immediately north of Loddiges Road. Or northern end of Chatham Place becomes one way northbound and Belsham St becomes one way southbound (both with two way cycling) and then Belsham becomes motor vehicle entrance to the cell and Chatham exit.

With this plan, Chatham Place may need to allow motor traffic from Morning Lane, which is currently not possible. 

A bus gate and healthy street intervention on Well Street would support this important shopping area.

Paragon Road currently has a contraflow cycle track east of Valette Street, which should be extended all the way to Mare Street (and upgraded to a bidirectional track all the way), with one general traffic lane removed to create the space. This is possible, as the right turn lane is almost exclusively used by buses coming from Morning Lane to stop outside the Town Hall, any cars turning right just continue to the end of Morning Lane. 

Retreat Place / Mead Place is a sea of asphalt with long crossings for pedestrians, and should be remodelled with a pocket park while enabling contraflow cycling against the one way motor traffic.

Well Street should have protected cycle track between Mare Street and Cassland Road. Mare Street needs protected cycle tracks and Morning Lane should have protected cycle tracks from Mare Street to Wick Road (may need to be stepped tracks along one short section where the road narrows).

**Filters are due to be installed in Mead Place and Elsdale Street in October/November 2020. We will adjust the map to take account of these new filters.**

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Cazenove LTN

This area is cut by Cazenove Road. Installing a bus gate on Cazenove Road would be beneficial. Cutting the cell in two may be easier, but retain Cazenove Road as a busy street. 

To the north of Cazenove Road is currently a series of one-way streets, which should be replaced with filters, although a relatively large number of filters would be required. There are several possible positions for filters in this area, one of which is shown on the Vision map. More engagement with local residents would help identify the best possible locations. 

The A10 and Upper Clapton Road need protected cycle tracks. Cazenove Road with a bus gate could either have painted cycle lanes or become a “Fietsstraat”.
 
South of Cazenove Road, the four parallel streets should be made one-way with cycle counterflow.
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Chatsworth Road LTN

The pavements on Chatsworth Road have been widened temporarily to enable social distancing. This shows the need to make permanent changes, and a bus gate on Chatsworth Road, and a bus gate on Powercroft Road (on Q2) would make this large cell a low traffic neighbourhood, and provide safe walking and cycling routes to the staff and patients at the hospital, while maintaining bus access. 

West of Chatsworth Road filters would replace the existing one way streets. East of Chatsworth Road would also see a number 3 filters and a bus gate, ensuring that the filters are near the centre of the cell. 

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Clapton Square LTN

A filter on Clapton Square has previously been consulted on and approved, but has yet to be installed. Ideally, a filter midway on Clarence Road would be installed, with the subsequent removal of banned turns at the southern end. Alternatively, new filters could be placed on Goulton Road and Rowhill Road, returning these to two-way operation. 
A bidirectioaln cycle track should be built on the north side of Amhurst Road between Pembury Junction and the Narroway where there is ample space currently being wasted. Protected cycle tracks are also needed on Pembury Road and Lower Clapton Road and the planned redesign of Pembury Junction accelerated (with protected cycle tracks on all arms and through the junction).

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Clissold Park LTN

The cell includes two large parks, and two east-west connector roads. Manor Road to the north should have parking reduced, and cycle tracks added to provide a high quality cycle link between Green Lanes to the A10. 

CS1 runs through this cell. A new filter on Bouverie Road is required in order to improve CS1. 

See Stoke Newington cell for discussion on Church Street. 

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Dalston East LTN

The area has several heavy traffic rat runs, complicated by the requirements of Ridley Road and 236 and 488 buses. Two bus gates and a 6 filters would be required to remove these rat runs. 

Future Route 3, from Lea Bridge Road to Dalston, has been consulted upon, and should be implemented with the additional filters on Sandringham Road, Downs Park Road and Colvestone Crescent. 

Shacklewell Lane does not need to be a busy through road, and instead a bus gate would be directly in the centre of the cell and ensure no east-west route for through traffic.

Protected cycle tracks are needed on the A10, Amhurst Road (linking Stoke Newington with Hackney Central), and also on Dalston Lane.
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Dalston South East / Haggerston North LTN

Filters introduced in September 2020 have created a new LTN that stretches from Forest Road in the north, to the canal in the south, between Kingsland Road and Queensbridge Road. The implementation was slightly different to that we originally presented in our Vision, but they achieve largely the same outcome. We have therefore updated the Vision with the new filters. 

The filters have a significant impact as they have removed the major rat run that was Scriven Street / Lee Street. Middleton Road has been designated part of Quietway 2 for a number of years, and the filter at the junction with Kingsland Road means that it is finally quiet enough for all-ability cycling. Richmond Road is similarly converted from a busy through route to a pleasant residential road, building on 2 years’ work of resident engagement to deliver a scheme.

Despite the bold action taken by Hackney Council, there are additional areas that require further attention. The School Street for Holy Trinity Primary School should be extended to cover Beechwood Road (currently it is operational for Roseberry Place and Forest Road), and Beechwood Road requires treatment – either a filter, or a no left exit to Dalston Lane / no right turn into Beechwood from Dalston Lane. As well as improving Beechwood Road, this would help movement on Dalston Lane. A  continious pavement at the junction with Dalston Lane is required to support pedestrians, when funds are available.  

A School Street has been confirmed, but not yet in operation, for Queensbridge School (expected October 2020). 

In the meantime, the improved environment on Scriven Street is to be savoured now that the constant heavy and often speeding motor traffic has been removed. 

Cycle tracks are due to be extended up Queensbridge Road in October 2020 with temporary cycle tracks protected by wands, with a permanent scheme to be funded in future. Protected cycle tracks are also needed on the A10 and Dalston Lane.

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De Beauvoir LTN

A big part of this cell has been a low traffic neighbourhood since the 1970s. The cell could be extended to merge with De Beauvoir North LTN by installing a bus gate on Englefield Road. Downham Road could either have a filter, or instal 2-way cycling tracks. 

CS1 runs through the cell and a filter on the bridge at Whitmore Road would help ensure that the whole cycleway is suitable for all ability cycling (and is one of the priority requests we made to Hackney Council in May 2020).

A filter on Hertford Road is required as when the Downham Road junction with Kingsland Road is busy, Hertford Road is used as a cut through. There is an opportunity here to improve the current filter into De Beauvoir Square too. A similar cut through using Ufton Road and Southgate should also be eliminated, to complete the work started in the 1970s. Update May 2020: The Council have announced that they will be implementing a filter to tackle the Ufton Road rat run.

Protected cycle tracks on Downham Road, the A10 and Southgate Road with the mini roundabout removed where Q2 meets Southgate Road, perhaps replaced by a tiger crossing and a filtered Northchurch Road in Islington. Gates to be remodelled on Balmes Road to allow cycle access from the canal to Downham Road. The bin store to be remodelled on Benyon Road to allow through cycling in the De Beauvoir Estate from Southgate Road.

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De Beauvoir North LTN

This cell was largely completed recently through creating a filter on Stamford Road and Tottenham Road, although a filter on Bentley Road would be beneficial as it is used to avoid the traffic at Kingland and Balls Pond Road, and would create a pleasant and safe route for pedestrians, who are currently forced onto very narrow pavements. 

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Hackney Central LTN

Hackney Council’s Emergency Transport Strategy, approved by Cabinet in September 2020, sets out a new bus gate on Amhurst Road, although no timetable has been confirmed. This would be a very welcome development, and would be a step towards broader changes to Hackney Central. 

Hackney Council received funding to redevelop Pembury Circus. By reducing the motor traffic on Amhurst Road leg of the Circus, the ambitions for the Circus can be bolder. Amhurst Road changes would also improve bus times, and well as bringing cycling and walking improvements.  

Since there are at least sixty buses an hour in each direction on Amhurst Road, and the road is four lanes wide, protected space for cycling should be provided to provide safe cycling and to ensure maximum speed for bus passengers.

Filters on Greenwood Road and Navarino Road, replacing existing one-way streets, are required to ensure these streets do not see an increase due to changes on Pembury Circus.

The Narroway has been transformed in recent years, with buses removed and smart paving a lighting installed. It is now a high quality route and destination for pedestrians and cyclists. Similar treatment should be repeated for other market streets such as Broadway Market and Hoxton Street market

Hackney Council have purchased the Tesco site so this will become housing and retail, possibly merged with the bus garage on the other side of the railway line. If so, this is an opportunity to radically upgrade the area for cycling. Large underground cycle parking could be built in the basement of buildings or under a planned new public square for both residents as well as people shopping or catching the train arriving by bicycle similar to https://bicycledutch.wordpress.com/2019/08/07/an-underground-bicycle-parking-garage-in-amsterdam/.

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Hackney Downs (North and South) LTN

Since August 2020, a LTN has been created in Hackney Downs. A small number of filters and a bus gate on Downs Road have created a low traffic area and the benefits to the area are being felt by residents. The filter on Evering / Brooke demonstrates clearly how much space has been given over to wide junctions unnecessarily, and should be act as an example to planners across the UK how such junctions can be improved. Longer term, the introduction of a pocket park and rain water catchment would further improve the public realm. 

A bus gate is due to be installed on Downs Park Road (Emergency Transport Strategy, Sept 2020). Once installed, it will help students and staff to cycle safely to Mossbourne Academy, and provide the beginning of a safe route towards Dalston – see ‘Dalston East LTN’ for details. 

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Hackney Wick LTN

The White Post Lane bridge is busy with pedestrians crossing to the QE Park, and with increasing volume of motor traffic coming from the A12 via a rat run through the park, which – as a park – should have the minimum volume of motor traffic as possible. A bus filter on the bridge would enable greater social distancing, and would improve the disastrous motor traffic planning within QE Park. 

The Eastway has very high motor traffic volumes, which is unnecessary with the A12 running parallel, and through traffic should be on the A12 mainly, and more local traffic on Homerton Road. The section of Eastway to the east of Lesney Avenue should be completely remodelled with the road ripped up and replaced with a new wooded area. This is a major opportunity for Hackney to make a big statement about removing existing roads, and to replace with thousands of new trees. 

The walking and cycling bridge across the A12 from Victoria Park requires a Tiger Crossing on the desire line, with a filter on Wallis Road. A bus gate under the bridge by Hackney Wick Station may not be required if the other interventions are in place.

Wick Road cycle tracks to be extended into Hackney Wick Village, probably a bidirectional cycle track running the south side of Wick Road between Cassland Road and Eastway. This would solve the issues of crossing the motorway slip road and there are already pedestrian crossing on the slip roads on the south side of Wick Road which could be converted to toucan crossings.

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Haggerston South LTN

Our original identified Whiston Road as a major impediment to cycling, despite being a designated cycling route. Our Vision in May 2020 proposed that a bus gate should be installed on Whiston Road, with a filter on Laburnam Street.

The filter installed in September 2020 on the Cat and Mutton bridge has vastly improved Whiston Road, particularly the section east of Queensbridge Road. A further filter on Pritchard’s Road (in Tower Hamlets, and expected to be installed in Autumn 2020) will reduce through traffic further. 

The area has been improved with the filters on Dunloe Street and Kent Street (below) in 2020, alongside the 2 way cycle tracks on Queensbridge Road. A couple of additional filters would complete the low traffic neighbourhood.

Protected cycle tracks are required on Hackney Road and the A10.

These two Twitter threads outline the new cycle tracks on Queensbridge Road, which are of high quality and include new pedestrian and cycle crossings. Cycle tracks on the northern section of Queensbridge Road are expected in November 2020, although they will not initially be built to the quality of those on the southern section. 

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Hoxton LTN

The temporary filters on Pitfield Street and Hyde Road (related to the building work on the Britannia Leisure Centre) have improved CS1 significantly, and should be made permanent. An additional filter to the south of Aske Gardens would complete the job for the northern section of this area.  

However, CS1 between Hoxton Street and Downham Road remains busy, and should be addressed by a filter on Whitmore Road on the bridge. As well as improving CS1, this would improve the rat run from Nuttal Street up Hoxton Street and Whitmore Road. 

In the Southern section of the area another busy rat run exists between the A10 and New North Road and then under City Road (following the 394 bus route). This rat run should be addressed with a bus gate on Hoxton Street, with a benefit for bus times.

A filter is due to be installed on Cremer Street in November 2020 which may have the impact of reducing motor traffic using Pitfield-Crandall-Falkirk Streets, but we do not think that this will be sufficient and that further work is required to allow CS1 to fulfill its promise as a cycling superhighway.   
 
Protected cycle tracks are required on Old Street, New North Road and the A10.
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Hoxton West LTN

We included Hoxton West as an LTN to tackle the rat runs that existed on Wharf Road, Shepherdess Walk, and the 394 bus route.

We are pleased that a scheme very similar to the one we proposed has now been implemented in August 2020. Islington also helped by installing a filter on Wharf Road as part of the St Peter’s LTN. 

A potential route for traffic remains with motors coming up from Bath Street into the LTN in order to exit back onto City Road. A filter on Bath Street should be investigated (Islington Council). 

Longer term, Vestry Street could be made a public space, with Northbound traffic directed onto East Road. This would be a major change, and a bold statement for reducing motor traffic in Hackney and London.  

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Kingsmead LTN

In May 2020 new filters were installed on Ashenden Road at the junction with Glyn Road and Meeson Street at the junction with Kingsmead Way. These prevented rat-running through Kingsmead Estate and Across Ashenden Road to avoid queues on Homerton High Street. The introduction of these two simple filters have created a functioning LTN, demonstrating how very small interventions can lead to significant benefits.  

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London Fields East LTN

North of Triangle Road has been used as a rat run for drivers avoiding the Westgate Street / Mare Street Junction. However, a filter was installed in May 2020, creating a low traffic neighbourhood.

Outside London Fields Overground station there is potential for new public space, which would benefit the numerous cafes in the railway arches, and would serve the new population of this cell which is now largely residential, replacing the industrial buildings over the previous decade.

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London Fields West LTN

London Fields West became a low traffic neighbourhood in September 2020 through the insallation of bus gates on Richmond Road and filters on Wilton Way. As well as benefiting Richmond Road, which has long been used by excessive numbers of vehicles, also removes through motor-traffic on Middleton Road (Quietway 2). The introduction of these measures follow a long community engagement process with local residents, including 3 workshops. 

However, the LTN is only operational during the hours that the bus gate on Lansdowne Drive (intalled in 2018) is operational. The hours should be extended as soon as possible so that the bus gate is operational 24/7, as otherwise there are clear cut throughs throughout the area.   

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Old Street LTN

CS1 runs north-south in this cell, but much of it suffers from excessive motor vehicle volumes. The Leonard Circus experiment has not been successful, as the regular damage to the tree cages demonstrate. A filter on Leonard Street should address this. 

Cyclists on CS1 should be given priority over Worship St.

Worship Street and Curtain Street are currently heavy traffic rat running routes between City Road and Old Street. Ideally, this street would be closed to motor traffic entirely. In the absence of that, it could become a significantly lower motor traffic street through through implementing a banned right turn from Scrutton Street to Curtain Road, and a banner left turn from Holywell Lane to Curtain Road, alongside a banned right turn from City Road into Worship Street (although this is in Islington). 

The CS1 crossings over Old Street and Greater Eastern Street are at capacity, and the lights should be retimed to allow more time for cycle and pedestrians, to enable social distancing.

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Rectory Road LTN

Several filters have been approved as part of the consultation to remodel the Stoke Newington High Street. These are required, as well as removing access from Brooke Road to the A10. Due to the coronavirus, we wait to see whether the previously planned TfL and Hackney works are implemented. 

Under the plans agreed in 2019, Rectory Road was due to become two-way for general traffic. With no cycle tracks added, this is would be a wasted opportunity. Stoke Newington Common is a green space that is currently underused as it is dominated by the road noise from Rectory Road, which acts as a barrier to accessing the Common. Improvements would require big changes with input from local residents key to creating positive solutions.

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Shoreditch Clean Air Zone

The Clean Air Zone introduced in 2019 has ensured that the cell is filtered. An improved raised pedestrian and cycle priority crossing at the Curtain Road and Rivington Street junction would be beneficial. 

Ideally, Curtain Road should have a bus gate and current motor traffic diverted up and around Old Street. In the meantime, Curtain Road should be remodelled to be one lane bus lane, one lane general motor traffic, and enable 2-way cycling. 

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South Homerton LTN

A filter on Barnabas Road has been installed by Hackney Council in May 2020 as part of the reaction to the social distancing requirements, removing a busy rat run. With a simple addition of a few planters, an entire low traffic neighbourhood has been created, with a safe route to Homerton Hospital is created, and so the Council are to be applauded for this excellent intervention.

A pedestrian and cycle crossing across Homerton High Street would allow the filter to fulfill its promise.   

Longer term, a new public square outside the station, using the space on Barnabas Road currently given to motor traffic, would remove a rat run and create a green space that is required within this cell. This space could provide a play and seating space, and support the shops and cafes on Barnabas Road. 

Quick wins: The routes in the estate are hostile to cycling and wheelchair users. The gates and bollards should be redesigned and ensure no parking blocks access.

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Springfield LTN

The Lea river on the east of this cell ensures that it has never been possible to drive directly through this area. However, there are several streets that have been dominated by fast / heavy motor traffic. A filter and a banned right turn on Southwold Road will reduce these streets. Improvements to pavements, including enforcement of pavement parking, are required to improve the pedestrian experience in this area. 

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Stamford Hill LTN

The cell borders Haringey. Despite this, the cell has natural borders to the east (River Lea), south (Springfield Park) and north (railway line) and so creating a liveable neighbourhood requires few interventions.

A bus gate on Castlewood Road would ensure that there can be no rat run to avoid the Stamford Hill Junction. A cross filter on the Craven Walk and Lingwood Road that allows travel from Craven Walk (W)  to Lingwood Road (S), and Craven Walk (E) to Lingwood Road (N) would remove the rat running from the cell. 

The zone has no CPZ, which is required to control parking and restrict non-residents from parking in the area. 

Cycle tracks should also be added to the fast and dangerous Upper Clapton Road

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Stamford Hill West LTN

This cell is created through installing a filter on the bridge at Dunsmure Road. Once in place, no additional changes would be required, although the Dunsmure Road School Street recently consulted on should also go ahead. 

The zone has no CPZ, which is required to control parking and restrict non-residents from parking in the area.

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Stoke Newington (Clissold Road LTN, Walford Road LTN, Walworth Road LTN and Stoke Newington Central LTN)

The Council’s Emergency Transport Strategy details plans to introduce a bus gate on Church Street with accompanying filters to create LTNs in the area. The plans look to be very ambitious and deal with one of Hackney’s main shopping streets and destination. 

Our plans in the Vision were slightly different to the Council’s solution. We will assess the filters introduced by the Council, and update the Vision with our thoughts. In the meantime, our original plans are set out below. 

The pavements on Church Street are too narrow for the number of pedestrians, which has been highlighted and made more urgent by the coronavirus social distancing requirements. The street should be made to be bus and cycle only, with wider pavements (enabled by bus passing points if required). 

An additional bus gate on Albion Drive, alongside a couple of filters on smaller streets, would ensure that no rat running would be possible within the whole large cell.

The filters on Woolford Road have finally been installed (October 2020) improving Nevill Road and help CS1 to fulfill its potential as a major cycling route. 

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Victoria Park LTN

The ideal solution to this area would be to install a bus gate on Victoria Park Road at the junction of Wick Road. Victoria Park Road is a very busy street with traffic coming from the A12 and towards central London. Creating the filter would lead to much of traffic towards central London remaining on the A12 and come off on the A11. This would be a major improvement for Hackney traffic numbers as a whole. A similar solution for Eastward traffic would also be beneficial.

We have not mapped a the bus gate on Victoria Park Road (and follow-on interventions resulting from a bus gate), as this may be more long term, and the options that we have mapped could be seen as interim measures.

The one way system of Victoria Park Road (westward) and Cassland Road (east) are within or on the boundary of this cell. This option attempts to address the rat running issues, provide a major new E-W route for active travel, but does not address the high number of motor traffic to and from the A12. Instead, the proposal is to install 2-way cycling segregated on VPR, removing the current parking provision to create the required space. Vehicle speeds on Victoria Park Road need to be addressed. 

Future Route 3, which has been consulted on, would create a bus gate on Grove Road, and would improve Victoria Park Village as a shopping and leisure destination. Making the bus gate 24 hours, and also including taxis in the restricted vehicles, would ensure that the major rat runs are removed.

Update May 2020: Hackney Council have announced a filter will be installed on Gore Road. This is a welcome filter. We hope that the Future Route 5 will also be implemented including the bus gate on Grove Road, and thankfully this seems to be included on a map of interventions released by TfL A further filter on Morpeth Road would cut out a long and busy rat run, from King Edwards’ Road, Sharon Gardens and Skipworth Street, and should be installed at the same time as a filter on Grove Road.

With through motor traffic removed 24/7 from Grove Road, the junction between Lauriston Road and Southborough Road is huge and should be redesigned to provide a more attractive public space, with potential for new cafes, market stalls, alongside cycle tracks.

The current roundabout on VPR is not appropriate for this area.. A Dutch style roundabout should be implemented, with cycle and pedestrian priority on all arms. 

King Edward’s Road – Skipworth Road – Gore Road is currently a rat run. The proposed filter on Skipworth Road may not be required if Grove Street bus gate is extended 24/7, and Shipworth Road may be required as an exit route for deliveries on Lauriston Road. 

The Vision map has a filter on Skipworth Road, but this filter should not be required if the bus gate is extended to be 24/7.

The plan does not address the route Lauriston Road north of Victoria Park Road. This isn’t currently a major issue currently, but could be addressed by additional bus gates on Lauriston Road and filters, but these may not be required and should be reviewed once the proposed bus gate on Grove Road is installed as part of Future Route 3.  

Easy wins: A simple dropped curb is required to link Shore Road and Tyson Cres, to enable cycling. The junction of King Edward’s Road and Claremont could also be improved. The filters on King Edwards – Primrose Sq – Moulins Rd are hard to use and should be improved. The existing filter on Balcorne Street is not permeable to cyclists. 

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Wick Road LTN

Cycle tracks were installed on Wick Road in 2018, removing over 100 parking spaces and reallocating the space to create safe and pleasant route to cycle, while maintaining pavements and bus stops. Similar improvements should be repeated on other Hackney streets.

Further improvements in the area include a bus gate and removal of parking on Well Street and public space improvements, which would allow the creation of safe and pleasant pedestrian space along this important shopping area, while maintaining bus access (modelled on Orford Road in Waltham Forest). 

The existing southbound cycle track on Kenton Road requires upgrades  to create a safe two way cycling route between Well Street Common and Wick Road, with the removal of parking on one side of the street to enable this. The junction with Morning Lane requires toucan crossing with the westbound cycle track continuing all the way to it. Eastbound there should be a traffic lights bypass cycle track from Morning Lane into Wick Road. The major junction between Wick Road/Cassland/Kenworthy Road requires remodeling to enable safe cycling and improved pedestrian provision.

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Wilton Way LTN

The streets near Wilton Way saw a lot of motor traffic cutting through to and from Graham Road and Richmond Road in order to avoid Mare Street and the traffic lights at the junction of Dalston Lane/Graham Road/ Queensbridge Road. Filters introduced in September 2020 will remove this possibility (although the changes are taking time to bed in). 

Richmond Road was a very high traffic count rat run and is currently used as a major route from Mare Street to the A10. Removing rat running from Richmond Road has vastly improved the area and  facilitates easier access to London Fields. 

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Woodberry LTN

The key development in this cell is closure of Lordship Road between Fairhold Road and Goodchild Road, to join the greenery between West Reservoir and East Reservoir. The fences currently at the edge of these areas could be removed to allow an improved green corridor for wildlife, while retaining cycle and pedestrian access. Creating a park from an existing road would be a major statement of intent by Hackney Council.

Compare a visualisation of the proposed changes with the existing view.

A filter on the railway bridge between East Bank and West Bank would create two natural liveable neighbourhoods. One additional filter on Bethune Road (where a proposed School Street has already been consulted on by Hackney Council) and on Dunsmure Road would complete the cell. 

Seven Sisters Road should have 2 way cycle tracks built as part of TfL’s Future Route 2 programme. Light segregation has been announced as part of the Emergency Traffic Strategy (Sept 2020), although funding is not yet confirmed.

Just north of the cell, Woodberry Grove is a rat run which can be addressed through a School Street. The street was recently consulted on for a School Street, and this should also be implemented alongside a filter. (Update Sept 2020) A filter on Woodberry Grove is included in the Emergency Traffic Strategy (Sept 2020). 

The zone has no CPZ, which is required to control parking and restrict non-residents from parking in the area.

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Continue exploring the Vision for Hackney

Vision overview.

Hackney’s health, pollution and obesity issues will be improved by implementing the Vision. 

Categorising roads, identifying Low Traffic Neighbourhoods, mapping new infrastrucrure. 

View the Vision map and explore the proposed interventions for each of the 32 LTNs. 

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