Support for two-way traffic in Stoke Newington

At the end of last year, Hackney Council conducted a borough wide consultation inviting residents, visitors and businesses to share their views on the A10 Stoke Newington gyratory, one-way traffic system, and the results indicate strong support for its removal.

The public consultation, which was also to help identify options for managing traffic and road safety issues in the area, ran from 4 October for 12 weeks and resulted in 850 responses. The majority of respondents, 70 per cent, said they would support the removal of the Stoke Newington gyratory.

A separate, simultaneous business consultation received 161 responses, with 49 per cent of respondents in support of the removal of the existing one-way system.

In total, the consultation received more than 1000 responses from residents, business owners, visitors and stakeholder organisations that, overall, suggest strong support for the removal of the gyratory.

The consultation also highlighted a number of issues that predominantly centred on: parking; traffic congestion; shopping environment; loading/unloading; and road safety in the area.

Councillor Feryal Demirci, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “Thank you to all those who provided feedback during the public consultation. It was important for us to hear how the Stoke Newington gyratory system affects residents, visitors and local business owners. The information gathered will also help to inform future decisions on transport, road safety and environmental improvements in the area.”

The Council has advised Transport for London (TfL) of the results of the public consultation. Over the next few months the Council will be working closely with TfL to develop clear objectives that will help to establish a range of options for improvements in the area. They will also consider and review the traffic and transport issues raised during the consultation as part of this process.

The initial outline assessment is expected to be completed by autumn 2011.

For further information about this consultation, including reports and the full results, please visit the Council’s website:; contact the Traffic and Transportation team on 020 8356 4891; or email:

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