Have your say on Hackney's Local Implementation Plan for transport
Residents can help shape the long term future of transport and travel by letting the Council know what you think about the its new Local Implementation Plan (LIP). This framework sets out how the Council will deliver the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy covering nine goals up to the year 2041 and sets out transport initiatives and investments for the next three years.
The LIP is divided into ten sections which cover proposals on the Council will respond to the environmental challenges confronting an inner London borough and proactively plan for the rapid economic and population growth which it is undergoing. The transport initiatives and investments are a starting point for a borough-wide engagement exercise in 2019 to find out what Hackney’s residents, workers and visitors would like to see further improved in the borough.
All London boroughs are required to prepare a Local Implementation Plan outlining their proposals to implement the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy locally. Hackney’s LIP demonstrates our commitment to promote sustainable modes of travel and contains a number of policies and proposals that seek to continue the borough’s success in having high walking rates which are the highest cycling rates in London. It also secures better public transport options with respect to Crossrail 2, and integrates active travel to improve the health of the borough.
Central to this plan is the Council's overarching aim of increasing more sustainable forms of transport such as walking and cycling and reducing both the volume and impact of car traffic with the aim of improving the quality of air and life in Hackney.
The plan covers how the Council proposes to work with partners to improve public transport; embed sustainable transport principles into Hackney’s new build programmes, freight and delivery activities in the borough and unlock the delivery of new homes and jobs. The Council is also urging people to take part in the consultation to gain views, ideas and aspirations from Hackney’s residents, workers, organisations and visitors.
Anyone interested in giving their views can read the Draft LIP and complete a questionnaire at hackney.gov.uk/street-consultations by Sunday 16 December 2018. Hard copies are also available at the Hackney Service Centre and at all libraries around the borough or by phone request on 020 8356 2897.
People can also attend a drop-in session to talk to Council officers about the LIP on Thursday 6 December 2018 from 4pm-7pm on Pitfield Street (at the junction with Hyde Road).