Update on Cycle Superhighway 1
In 2015 Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council announced improvements to CS1 in Hackney. Following further consultations, additional improvements around De Beauvoir Road and Wordsworth Road were installed to make them more pleasant places to live, walk and cycle by reducing rat-running traffic.
Following a review of these schemes, and taking into account feedback from residents, a number of actions are being planned to reduce traffic and improve the CS1 route in Hackney.
The route has been divided into five sections, with the main actions listed below. All proposals will be subject to relevant consultation and approval processes.
Wordsworth Road area (Matthias Road to Stoke Newington Church Street)
We are consulting on further schemes to reduce through traffic on neighbouring residential streets. Consultation closes 26 January:
The closures in the Wordsworth Road area will be retained. These closures have proved controversial due to increased traffic on Brighton Road and Walford Road in particular, and the fact that residents’ ability to drive across the area is restricted. However, the Council feels that the closures have succeeded in reducing traffic on the cycle route and improving air quality and road safety near the schools. This decision is consistent with the Council’s Transport Strategy which aims to improve air quality, create better neighbourhoods, promote cycling and stop rat running.
The existing closures, implemented in temporary materials, will be upgraded with measures such as physical kerb build outs
Build outs will be implemented at the school crossing patrol location by St Matthias School.
A design workshop will be held with local residents to develop ideas to reduce the conflicts between pedestrians and cyclists around Butterfield Green.
- Signed decision paper
Pitfield Street area (from Sun Street to Downham Road)
Wilson Street / Worship Street / Paul Street
This area is still difficult for cyclists due to parking and loading arrangements. These are being reviewed with Islington Council and will be rationalised where possible.
Pitfield Street / Boot Street / Chart Street
Further closures under investigation to reduce traffic crossing Pitfield Street.
Pitfield Street near New North Road
Zebra crossing to be raised to slow traffic.
Pitfield Street /Hyde Road / Hoxton Street
Investigating a scheme to reduce traffic and simplify the junction.
De Beauvoir area (from Downham Road to Balls Pond Road)
De Beauvoir Road / Englefield Road
Junction to be made permanent and safer by building a wider island, narrower junction mouth and raised entry to help enforce the one-way operation. Additional signage to be added and guard rail to be removed to improve crossing point.
Englefield Road / Culford Road
Parallel pedestrian / cycle crossing to be installed. As requested by residents, we will investigate relocating the closure in Culford Road.
A10 Kingsland Road / Stamford Road / Tottenham Road
TfL is planning to install two closures at the junction of the A10 Kingsland Road with Stamford Road and Tottenham Road in spring 2018.
- Signed decision paper
Balls Pond Road
This section is jointly maintained by Hackney and Islington and is also on the Strategic Road Network. Discussions are still ongoing but the aspiration remains for a protected cycle lane on Balls Pond Road between its junctions with Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
Stoke Newington Church Street to Holmdale Terrace
Preparing to consult on scheme to improve conditions for cyclists on West Bank.
Investigating options to improve safety around Dunsmure Parade.
Protected crossing to be built at Manor Road / Bouverie Road / Heathland Road, subject to resolving technical issues.