London,
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September
2017
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Have your say on plans to improve streets in Shoreditch

The schemes are part of a new approach to how the Council wants streets to work in Shoreditch which aims to create spaces that are safe and easy to walk or cycle in. It means reducing vehicle dependence and improving air quality.

These proposals build on previous works like the award winning redesign of Leonard Circus and the recent improvements to the Rivington Street / Charlotte Road junction. They will contribute to making Shoreditch a place where residents, visitors and businesses will feel welcomed and enjoy a high quality public realm with fewer motor vehicles.

The Council is asking people who live, work or visit Shoreditch for: 

  • ideas about how to turn a neglected alleyway between Hoxton Square and Bowling Green Walk into a welcoming, safe environment that encourages people to walk and cycle through it
  • feedback on a plan to close Garden Walk to through traffic to prevent cars and vans from using it as a rat run between Rivington Street and Great Eastern Street, making it safer for walking and cycling
  • suggestions for how New Inn Yard can be changed to improve the environment and make it easier to walk and cycle.

Find out more and have your say before 5 October

Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks
Creating an environment that will encourage more walking and cycling as well as improving air quality within the borough is a key part of Hackney’s Transport Strategy. These schemes will rebalance the street environment to make it easier and safer to walk and cycle. They will enhance the character of the area making it feel more secure - improving everyone’s walking experience. We want to hear from people who use these spaces for their ideas on how they can be improved, and will be holding drop in events to speak to people in person.
Cllr Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Transport and Parks
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