Council wins funding to tackle air pollution in Stoke Newington

Church Street shops

Hackney Council has secured £500k to promote walking and cycling and restrict polluting traffic in Stoke Newington. 

The funding, awarded from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund, could see electric charging points, a cargobike hire scheme and improvements to public spaces to encourage walking and cycling introduced alongside anti-idling measures at the A10 junction with Church Street. 

Subject to engagement with local people, the bid will also investigate introducing measures to restrict polluting traffic on Stoke Newington Church Street.

Alongside the bid for Stoke Newington, the Council, in partnership with Islington and Tower Hamlets councils, also today secured funding to establish five new satellite hubs for its award-winning Zero Emissions Network.

The network will expand to Hackney Central and Stoke Newington in the borough, and Clerkenwell, Whitechapel and Canary Wharf in neighbouring boroughs.

It will expand its existing support to help residents and businesses reduce their emissions, introduce new cargobike sharing stations and expand the reach of its Scooter Switch programme to help delivery riders switch from mopeds to e-bikes.

As a leader in tackling London’s poor air quality, we are keen to explore any funding option that helps us to deliver even more to tackle the public health hazard of the capital's toxic air.

We’re thrilled to have been awarded funding for these two projects, which, in addition to our Liveable Neighbourhood work in Hackney Central, will help to tackle poor air quality in two of the borough’s town centres.

We’re going to be engaging with people in Hackney Central and Stoke Newington over the summer about their town centres, which will inform our plans for each area.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

For more information about the Council’s work to tackle poor air quality, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/air-quality.