Hackney Cycling Campaign
This is a place where we can discuss proposals to improve the streets in Hackney for people cycling. Please leave your contributions; they will be used in our discussions with the council about any active consultation.
Better still, join us at our meetings, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 7.30 in St Chad's Church, Dunloe Street, E2 8JR.
Hackney are consulting on their three-year LIP. Objectives and full document here: https://consultation.hackney.gov.uk/streetscene/lip/
Hackney council says:
Hackney Council is working with Islington
Council and Transport for London (TfL) to make
improvements to the Cycle Superhighway Route
1 (CS1) on Balls Pond Road.
In February 2015 TfL in partnership with
Hackney Council consulted on the CS1 route
which included two options for Balls Pond Road:
an option for advisory cycle lanes on each
side of the road and an option for a two-way
segregated cycle track. A positive response to
the consultation was received showing overall
support for the segregated two-way cycle track
along Balls Pond Road.
In autumn 2015 a second consultation was
held by TfL in partnership with Hackney Council
on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De
Beauvoir area to assist users of the CS1 route.
We are now seeking your views on measures
required to implement the segregated two-way
cycle track along Balls Pond Road between the
junctions of Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
These measures would complete the route, safely
connecting the two halves of the CS1.
"The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working
and visiting the borough. These changes aim to create an environment that will encourage
more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.
Our Transport Strategy includes a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan, which recognises that local
streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, walk and cycle on. They are places where
we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration is to reclaim Hackney’s streets from motor
traffic congestion and transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods
One key objective for this proposal is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for
cycling on the CS1 route through the De Beauvoir area.
Back in autumn 2015 Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Hackney Council
consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De Beauvoir area that assists users
of the CS1 route. These proposed modal filters have now been introduced.
One of the proposals that was not taken forward at that time was a zebra crossing on
Englefield Road near the junction of Culford Road. From continued feedback from residents,
and users of the CS1 route through this area, the Council has now reviewed the design and
location which provides a safe crossing point for cyclists, as well as pedestrians, crossing
Englefield Road. Please see the drawing attached for more detail.
Introducing this duel crossing point on Englefield Road at Culford Road will also allow the
relocation of two of the existing modal filters to be moved to this new crossing point. Modal
filters are closures to motorised traffic that still allow access for pedestrians and cyclists. "
Hackney Council are proposing to filter out through motor traffic to create a new public square. Access for drivers would be maintained to the adjacent streets. The square would permit cycling. Comments by Saturday 3rd November please, so that they can be included in our response to Hackney Council.
We have worked with Hackney Council on proposals for how Stoke Newington would look and operate after the gyratory is removed. Our plans would provide a new northbound cycle track on the A10 and a new bus and cycle lane enabling people to cycle southbound on Stoke Newington High Street.
This would remove a significant barrier to cycling in the area and provide new traffic-free public spaces to meet, shop, play and relax and a host of other improvements aimed at creating a more attractive and less traffic-dominated environment for people.
Our plans will accommodate the area’s future growth and encourage active travel, with more people choosing to walk, cycle and use public transport and less people travelling by car.
These proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:
Transforming the town centre by creating a single unified retail location with an enhanced environment for pedestrians and cyclists
Improving the public transport interchange, achieved through two-way bus operation, reducing congestion, and simplifying bus stops
Improving cycling facilities and access through the A10
Encouraging more journeys by walking, cycling or public transport to/from the High Street
Reducing rat-running in residential streets
Our proposals would:
Introduce a new northbound cycle track with bus stop bypasses on Stoke Newington High Street providing a dedicated space for people to cycle
Introduce a new southbound bus and cycle lane along Stoke Newington High Street. Most buses and bikes will no longer travel the longer route along Northwold, Rectory and Manse Road when heading towards the City. This will provide better access to High Street facilities
Introduce two-way traffic operation along Rectory, Manse and Evering Roads
New modal filters at the junctions of Tyssen, Hollar and Batley Roads at their junction with the High Street. These closures are designed to reduce rat-running through residential streets
Create three new ‘pocket parks’ where these roads are closed to traffic, creating a more welcoming retail environment and encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre. There could be new seating areas, trees, local community gardens, entertainment, and cycling parking spaces
Restrict vehicular access eastbound to Evering Road from Manse Road and to Northwold Road from Rectory Road
Introduce a new type of pavement treatment at side road junctions called a ‘continuous footway’. Introducing continuous footways in Stoke Newington High Street intends to emphasise that pedestrians have priority
Introduce three new pedestrian crossings, all with pedestrian countdown, making streets in the area easier and safer to cross
Introduce a new 20mph speed limit and raised junctions and crossings to slow traffic speeds and reduce road danger
Formalise parking and loading bays, including hours of operation
High Street south of Brooke Road: Monday - Sunday from 07:00 - 19:00 , 20 minutes loading and one hour parking only
High Street between Brooke Road and Stoke Newington Church Street: Monday - Sunday from 07:00 - 10:00, 20 minutes loading only
Islington Council is planning to introduce a School Street Scheme to improve air quality around Ambler Primary School and create a safer, more pleasant environment for everyone. The Council would like to hear your thoughts on the proposal.
The proposal is to trial a temporary road closure on Romilly Road (between Ambler Road and Monsell Road) between 8.30am - 9.15am and 3.15pm - 4pm during school term time.
Vehicles will not be able to enter the street between these times unless they have been given an
exemption. Residents and businesses who live and work on a school street will be able to register for an exemption as well as Blue Badge holders. The scheme will not operate in the school holidays or at weekends.
Signs will inform drivers of the restrictions before the entrance to the closed street. Non-registered vehicles entering the street during the times of operation may be identified by camera and issued a penalty charge notice.
Current DfT consultations.
Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:
8.11 While we consider CIHT and DPTAC’s recommendations and how to take them
forward, we are requesting that local authorities pause any shared space schemes
incorporating a level surface they are considering, and which are at the design stage.
We are also temporarily suspending Local Transport Note 1/11. This pause will allow
us to carry out research and produce updated guidance.
Objectives regarding Cycling:
• Update Local Transport Note 2/08, which sets out the Department’s guidance to
local authorities on designing safe and inclusive infrastructure for cyclists, to take
account of developments in cycling infrastructure since its publication in 2008 and
the responses to the draft AAP consultation and publish a revised version by early
• By 2020, explore the feasibility of amending legislation to recognise the use of
cycles as a mobility aid71 in order to increase the number of disabled people
Part of the Wetlands 2 Wetlands route.
We are proposing improvements to the pedestrian and cycling facilities with A107 Clapton Common junctions with Craven Walk and Portland Avenue.
A107 Clapton Common
We would like to improve the way cyclists and pedestrians cross. We are proposing to relocate the pedestrian crossing south of Portland Avenue and install a new parallel pedestrian and cycle crossing at the junction Clapton Common junctions with Craven Walk and Portland Avenue. This new crossing for pedestrians and cyclists would make crossing easier for all users.
Craven Walk would become one-way only (northbound) between the A107 Clapton Common Road and Belz Terrace, except for cycles.
We also propose to remove a section of the bus lane at bus stop (CU) south of Portland Avenue on the A107 and convert this into a wider pedestrian footway to create better visibility.
Improved Vehicular Access
We propose to improve vehicular access on Castlewood Road, Ravensdale Road and Lingwood Road. To achieve this we would need to remove a small section of parking on either side of the carriageway. We would implement single yellow line parking restrictions, to create better visibility and accommodate turning movements.
We also propose to implement the parking restriction times from 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday.
We predict no significant impact on general traffic times.
Cars previously turning out of Craven Walk onto A107 Clapton Common may have a slightly longer journey, although by no more than a few minutes. Bus journeys would not be impacted.
From the DfT:
As part of the Transport Investment Strategy, the government committed to creating a Major Road Network (MRN).
This consultation asks for views on:
how to define the MRN
the role that local, regional and national bodies will play in the MRN investment programme
which schemes will be eligible for MRN funding
A new MRN would help deliver the following objectives:
support economic growth and rebalancing
support housing delivery
support all road users
support the Strategic Road Network
The creation of an MRN will allow for dedicated funding from the National Roads Fund to be used to improve this middle tier of our busiest and most economically important local authority ‘A’ roads.