Hackney Cycling Campaign

Welcome!

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.

  • Liveable Streets Old Ford Road West

    Created by Alex Jenkins // 1 thread

    Liveable Streets is a multi-million pound borough-wide street and public space improvement programme. It aims to improve the look and feel of public spaces in neighbourhoods across the borough and make it easier, safer, and more convenient to get around by foot, bike and public transport. Tower Hamlets would like to hear your views on the proposals for the Old Ford Road West project area.

    We've listened to your concerns on issues including:

    • The volume and speed of vehicles in residential streets, impacting safety, air and noise pollution.
    • The need for better, cleaner and greener public spaces.
    • Hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists.

    What is proposed and why are the proposals important?

    Four schemes have been developed to improve walking and cycling, create better public space, reduce through-traffic and improve air quality.

    We are proposing traffic changes and calming measures to make local streets safer for everyone. This includes crossing improvements, better street lighting, tree planting, and School Streets.

    Every day thousands of vehicles are travelling through the area and not stopping. These vehicles are contributing to the already unacceptable levels of air pollution on your streets, outside your schools and around your local shops. These proposals are also planned to work together with the approved Bethnal Green scheme and proposed changes in the Bow Liveable Streets area. This scheme in the Old Ford Road West area will provide essential links by creating improved active travel routes for everyone.

    The Liveable Streets proposals will help improve road safety, public spaces, and air quality. However to achieve this some local residents who want to drive may have to travel longer distances.

    All properties will still be accessible by vehicle, but people will also have greater choice on how they get around by removing barriers to walking and cycling.

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  • Barnet Draft Long Term Transport Strategy 2020-2041 Consultation

    Created by JonC // 1 thread

    Update: Strategy adopted by Environment Committee on 09/09/2020

    "Barnet’s population is growing and by 2030 it will have grown to almost 450,000 people, with a significant increase in the older population. We want to ensure that transport in the borough can support this growth and provides a reliable, safe and convenient transport network which supports improvements to air quality and the health of all of our residents."

    "There is also limited road space in the borough and with the projected population growth, congestion can only be addressed by reducing our reliance on the car and encouraging more sustainable and active ways to travel such as walking, cycling and public transport."

    "Our proposed Long Term Transport Strategy sets a direction for change to offer greater choices for travel, encourage more active lifestyles which will increase the health and well-being of Barnet’s residents and improve air quality. The strategy also sets out a number of proposed schemes for each type of travel along with activities to help change behaviour and encourage positive changes to the way we currently travel."

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    Our vision

    The strategy includes the following vision statement relating to our long term vision for transport in the borough:

    By 2041, Barnet will have an efficient, convenient and reliable transport network, which enables safe, healthy and inclusive travel, protects the natural environment and supports the borough’s growth.

    The network will have transformed the way people and goods travel, providing strong orbital and radial links which gives everyone a choice of transport modes to complete their journey regardless of age, ability or income.

    This vision informs our proposals for the future of transport in the borough, and sets out a roadmap for achieving our vision which also complements other council policies such as the Growth Strategy(External link), the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy(External link), and the draft Local Plan(External link)."

     online questionnaire(External link).

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  • Highway Code changes

    sound+fury // 1 thread

    A bill is being put forward to sentence any cyclist convicted of dangerous cycling to a 14 year prison term.

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  • Travel in London Report

    Created by Simon Parker // 1 thread

    A lack of a clearly defined, well planned cycling network is hindering the growth of cycling in London.

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  • Dalston - Lea Bridge Road

    Created by Harry Fletcher-Wood // 1 thread

    Proposal includes:

    • New segregated cycle tracks on Kenninghall Road, Lea Bridge Roundabout and Lea Bridge Road
    • A new 4 metre wide path for walking and cycling in Millfields Park running parallel to Lea Bridge Road for eastbound cyclists. (A new path in Millfields Park would be subject to a successful application to the Planning Inspectorate, which would be submitted after this public consultation).
    • A new signal controlled junction with a crossing for people walking and people cycling at the junction of Powell Road and Kenninghall Road
    • Powell Road to become no entry or exit except for people cycling at the junction with Kenninghall Road, with dedicated signals for people cycling exiting Powell Road
    • Banned turning movements at the junction of Lea Bridge Road and Chatsworth Road to reduce the risk of collisions (between motor vehicles and people walking or cycling) and to minimise delays to buses
    • Changes to bus stops and bus lanes along the route including the introduction of three Bus Stop Bypasses and the relocation of two bus stops
    • The westbound bus lane on Lea Bridge Road will be extended through Lea Bridge roundabout to Lower Clapton Road
    • The eastbound bus lane on Lea Bridge Road will be changed to a westbound bus lane at the same location
    • Changes to some parking provision on Kenninghall Road and Powell Road

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  • Baring Street Road Safety Improvements

    Created by David Lincoln // 1 thread

    Islington Council is proposing to make road safety improvements to reduce traffic speeds on Baring Street to tackle speeding issue for the safety of the community.

    We are seeking your views on the council’s proposals to implement the following:

    • Installing speed cushions along the road. These are ‘bus friendly’ and should reduce general traffic speeds, but not hinder the journey for buses.
    • Installing a raised Zebra pedestrian crossing with associated yellow flashing beacons and tactile paving located between the eastbound and westbound bus stops. This is to help people cross the road to access either of the bus stops. The removal of some parking spaces to make space for the crossing would be necessary However it was noted that parking bays are not fully occupied during the traffic survey.
    • Building out sections of footway with planters to guide traffic around parked cars.
    • Providing electric vehicle charging bays to the western end of Baring Street in line with the Council’s sustainable transport goals.

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