Hackney Cycling Campaign

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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.

  • Balls Pond Road Cycle Superhighway 1

    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.

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  • Englefield Road - De Beauvoir area - Environmental and cycle improvements to CS1

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Hackney says:
    "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
    in London.
    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. "

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  • Clifton Street/Worship Street

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    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.

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  • Stoke Newington Gyratory

    Created by Simon Still // 1 thread

    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

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  • Ambler School Streets Consultation

    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.

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  • DfT Policy Paper - Inclusive Transport Strategy

    Created by Matthew // 1 thread

    https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/inclusive-transport-strategy

    Lots of interesting stuff about inclusive transport regarding trains, buses, cars, public realm, streets and yes a bit about cycling too. Quotes:

    Shared Space:

    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
    2019;
    • 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
    cycling.

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  • Changes to A107 Clapton Common Road Safety Improvements

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    Part of the Wetlands 2 Wetlands route.

    TfL says:
    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.

    Traffic impacts

    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.

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  • Proposals for the Creation of a Major Road Network (London)

    Created by Simon Munk // 1 thread

    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:
    reduce congestion
    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.

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