Hackney,
26
June
2020
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08:33
Europe/London

Camera enforcement at Barnabas Road closure to start next week

The Barnabas Road closure, introduced last month to help people walk, cycle and maintain social distancing as lockdown is eased, will be enforced by camera from Monday 29 June.

It is one a number of closures implemented as part of the Council’s emergency road safety plan, which will help protect people from increased levels of traffic as public transport use declines. 

Anyone driving through the closure - which is fully signposted with Department for Transport approved signs - will face a fine of £130 from Monday, reduced to £65 if paid within two weeks. 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
This road closure has been in place for several weeks in order to protect residents from increased traffic as lockdown eases, allowing them to maintain social distancing while walking or cycling. Despite this, a hardcore of drivers are persistently ignoring clear signage and driving through instead

We don’t want to make a penny from Hackney’s drivers, but camera enforcement is clearly necessary to ensure people follow the rules. Drivers can avoid a fine by observing the closure, which is designed to eliminate the notorious rat-running from this road while maintaining access to the area for residents and businesses.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

The closure is implemented under an experimental traffic order, which is temporary, and gives residents the chance to have their say before any decision is made on whether to make it permanent. Residents can have their say by emailing streetscene.consultations@hackney.gov.uk.