Proposals to close 8 Hackney junctions to motor traffic: your views wanted

Proposals to close junctions of eight roads to motor traffic in Hackney are being consulted upon as part of a major new cycle route linking Tottenham and the City.

Views are now being sought for the separate plans affecting five junctions in De Beauvoir and three in the Stoke Newington areas of the borough.

They have been drawn-up jointly by Transport for London (TfL) and Hackney Council and come on the back of feedback from residents during consultation on Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) in February and March this year.

The proposals will try and reduce the high volumes of non-local motor traffic using some residential streets, with the aim of making the areas safer and more pleasant places to live, walk and cycle.

The measures also include significant improvements for pedestrians, such as wider footways, safer junctions and new crossings.

The proposed closures, which would restrict through motor traffic to more suitable roads, would only be effective if all are implemented together.

Existing motor traffic access to properties in both areas would be retained, and there would be minor changes to parking restrictions.

Culford Road, in De Beauvoir, and Wordsworth Road, in Stoke Newington, will soon form part of CS1, which is due for completion in spring 2016.

Please give us your views on the separate De Beauvoir proposals and the Wordsworth Road proposals by Monday 2 November 2015.

Residents can also attend public drop-in events, where the Council and TfL will be available to answer questions on both proposals, on:

  • Friday 23 October 2015, 3pm-7pm

         St Matthias Church Hall, Wordsworth Road, London, N16 8DD

  • Saturday 24 October 2015, 1pm - 5pm

          Dalston CLR James Library, Dalston Lane, London, E8 3B