Update: London Fields filtering scheme - consultation announcement
Hackney Council has announced that it will be launching a consultation in the London Fields area in January 2016 about the traffic filtering scheme that has been proposed to support the Mayor of London’s Cycling Vision, including the Quietway route through this area, whilst also assisting Hackney Council’s priorities of reducing through traffic and improving safety for cyclist and pedestrians.
The Council had planned to trial a road closure scheme in the New Year and consult residents at the same time. However due to very strong feeling on both sides and the high levels of public interest, the Council will hold a full public consultation, starting in January, which will allow residents to have their say on a number of options, before any decisions are made.
The consultation will contain both closed style questions and opportunities to give fuller responses. The data will be independently analysed by a market research organisation, to ensure that residents can have full confidence in the integrity of the analysis.
There will be a public meeting at Hackney Town Hall Assembly Rooms on Monday 14 December at 7pm, which will give residents the chance to share their opinions and to help shape the consultation.