Hackney,
10
October
2019
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14:53
Europe/London

30 bus to run two-way on Wick Road following transformation by Council

The 30 bus will run two-way via Wick Road from 12 October, shortening the route and improving journey times to Hackney Wick from central London. 

The switch follows Hackney Council’s transformation of the road, which includes protected cycle lanes, better pavements and over 40 new trees. 

Two-way traffic on the road is also expected to lead to lower vehicle speeds and improved road safety. 

As part of the changes, the 30 bus will no longer run eastbound via Kenton Road and Cassland Road, instead stopping at three new bus stops on Wick Road. 

Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville visited the road recently to formally open it alongside contractor Volker Highways.

Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
We’ve transformed Wick Road from a congested dual carriageway to a more livable street for walking and cycling - with wider pavements, protected cycle lanes and over 40 new trees. As a result of the changes, we welcome that TfL is rerouting the 30 bus so it takes a quicker, more direct route, improve journey times for residents and commuters travelling to Hackney Wick.
Philip Glanville, Mayor of Hackney
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
Wick Road was once a blight on the borough. It was unsafe, dominated by cars, and split the community in two. Reimagining Wick Road in order to provide a much more inviting atmosphere for people to walk and cycle is a clear demonstration of our determination to radically transform our local road network to reduce the motor vehicle pollution that’s accelerating the climate emergency and poisoning our residents.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

More information about Wick Road can be found at www.hackney.gov.uk/wick-road

To find out more about switch of bus route 30, visit: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/buses/route-30/

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