Hackney’s LTN plans approved, meaning three quarters of the borough will be low traffic

Hackney Council, just northeast of Central London, have approved plans to make three quarters of its borough low traffic. It’s promising hundreds of new bike hangars; better walking routes; new shared bikes and cars; tens of greened local streets; new School Streets at all Hackney primary schools and expanding the programme to secondaries; and, feasibility […]

London council wants to introduce road user charging

A borough council in East London has written to the capital’s mayor asking to be included in any pilot road user charging project. Hackney Council’s mayor Philip Glanville’s letter to Sadiq Khan welcoming proposal to extend London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover the whole of Greater London, but says the council believes the […]

Hackney Council launches online air quality map

A new online air quality map has been launched by Hackney Council as part of its plans to rebuild a greener borough in the aftermath of the pandemic.  The map shows levels of nitrogen dioxide pollution at 140 sites across the borough, helping residents to stay informed about pollution levels near them.  It uses data […]

London Council bans cars from shopping street

Hackney Council has won funding to allow it to close Stoke Newington Church Street to through-traffic during the daytime, after approval by Transport for London.  It says the move is part of the its plans to “rebuild a greener Hackney” in the aftermath of the pandemic, improve air quality, and help people to walk, cycle […]


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