Cabinet expected to recommend further consultation on Walford Road proposals
Hackney Council’s Cabinet is expected to recommend that further consultation is carried out on proposals to improve roads in the Walford Road area for cyclists and pedestrians.
It follows the release of detailed air quality modelling of the proposals last month, and subsequent requests from schools and some residents to have the opportunity to comment on the proposals in light of this information.
The Walford Road proposals are aimed at reducing rat-running traffic and creating a better environment for walking and cycling. The proposals would also tackle some of the antisocial behaviour and dangerous driving associated with rat-running traffic.
Residents of Walford Road, Brighton Road and Nevill Road in particular have raised significant concerns about the traffic and the wider adverse implications that this has for the neighbourhood.
Residents have told us that they want to look at and feed back on the proposals in light of the air quality modelling, so I’m recommending that further consultation is carried out on option B of the scheme, which, in light of all the up to date information and subject to that further consultation, is currently considered to be the better of the two options previously put forward for the area.
This will ensure all residents can weigh up the benefits of the proposals alongside the air quality modelling and measures we’re implementing to tackle poor air quality in Stoke Newington.
Subject to Cabinet approval, further consultation on the Walford Road proposals is expected to start in May. While the consultation takes place, the Council is increasing the number of parking enforcement officers in the Walford Road area to tackle some of the traffic pressures and antisocial behaviour related to rat-running in the area.
More information about the proposals can be found at: www.hackney.gov.uk/walford-road-area
The Cabinet Report can be viewed under item 12 at: http://mginternet.hackney.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=111&MId=4333