Transformation of Wick Road for walking and cycling nears completion

The new Wick Road, with protected cycle lanes, 40 new trees and two-way traffic (1)

Wick Road is set to switch to two-way traffic from Sunday 4 August, in the final part of a transformation to improve road safety and make it better for walking and cycling. 

The changes have seen protected cycle lanes introduced on the road alongside better pavements and over 40 new trees. 

Switching to two-way traffic will result in lower vehicle speeds, improving road safety on the road. 

Two-way traffic will also stop rat-running by traffic along nearby residential roads, improving local air quality. 

After 4 August, people are being urged to look out for bikes, cars and buses travelling in both directions. 

Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm
Wick Road was a blight on the borough - unsafe, polluted, and splitting the community in two. Its transformation - featuring more trees and protected cycle lanes to increase active travel - provides a more inviting atmosphere for people to walk and cycle and is a showcase of our ambitions for the future of Hackney’s streets.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm

On Sunday 4 August, Wick Road will switch to two-way traffic between Kenworthy Road and Morning Lane. For more information, visit www.hackney.gov.uk/wick-road.

The scheme is funded by Hackney Council and the Olympic Park Transport Environmental Management Scheme.