Safer walking and cycling after traffic enforcement boost
Thirty-two new cameras will be rolled out across the borough’s low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) and School Streets to help further reduce traffic on residential streets, and make Hackney safer for walking and cycling.
Covering the 19 LTNs and 48 School Streets introduced under the Council’s Rebuilding a Greener Hackney programme, the cameras will be prioritised by area to increase compliance with traffic restrictions.
Hackney’s LTNs use cameras to enforce traffic restrictions and instead of physical closures to allow emergency vehicles to continue to move freely through traffic filters.
They are also aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the borough. Recent studies by the Council show that 40% of traffic in the borough does not start, end or stop in Hackney, and that eight in 10 vehicles receiving fines for breaking traffic restrictions in LTNs are not registered to addresses in the borough.
Hackney’s roads are dominated by 271 million vehicle miles every year, yet less than one-third of households in Hackney own a car. This can’t be right and demonstrates we’re an importer of traffic.
The new cameras will help to make Hackney safer for walking and cycling, and reduce traffic on our roads, a key priority of ours over the next four years.
The new cameras were approved by Hackney Council’s Cabinet at the meeting on 12 December.