William Eichler 11 August 2021

Hackney Council closes street to polluting through-traffic

Hackney Council closes street to polluting through-traffic  image

A funding bid by Hackney Council to close Stoke Newington Church Street to polluting through-traffic during the daytime has been approved by Transport for London.

The move, which follows engagement with residents in the Stoke Newington area in 2019, is part of the council’s plans to improve air quality, and help people to walk, cycle and support local businesses.

As part of the plans, which are set to be introduced on 20 September, a bus gate will be installed on Stoke Newington Church Street. Buses, cyclists, pedestrians and emergency vehicles will be permitted to pass through.

The bus gate will be the first in the borough to allow Blue Badge holders with a registered companion badge to drive through at any time.

‘Over a number of years we’ve been speaking to people in Stoke Newington about how we can improve Church Street and the surrounding area. During those consultations, people told us that traffic and pollution levels are too high, which is why we’re introducing these plans,’ said Cllr Mete Coban, cabinet member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm.

‘I’m delighted to get the go-ahead from TfL on this scheme, which, as we recover from the pandemic, will support our communities to walk, cycle and shop in their local neighbourhood – helping local businesses in the process – and reduce traffic and pollution on Church Street, Albion Road and the surrounding area.’

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Director of Finance and Enterprise (S151 Officer)

Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council
Up to £78,000
You will be responsible for a broad range of functions including procurement, audit and our Capital Programme. Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Recuriter: Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council

Senior Engineer Structures - Asset Management & Inspection

South Gloucestershire Council
£37,890 - £40,876
Join the successful structures team who have won a number of awards. Yate
Recuriter: South Gloucestershire Council

Senior Engineer Structures - Design & Assessment

South Gloucestershire Council
£37,890 - £40,876
Join the successful structures team who have won a number of awards. Yate
Recuriter: South Gloucestershire Council

Engineer Structures x2 Posts

South Gloucestershire Council
£33,782 - £36,922
Working in the structures team, you will be a vital team member. Yate
Recuriter: South Gloucestershire Council

Marketing and Events Assistant

London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth
£20,180 - £23,286
The Marketing and Events Assistant (Apprentice) will be supporting the successful marketing and delivery of events and initiatives... Wandsworth, London (Greater)
Recuriter: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and London Borough of Wandsworth

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue