Stoke Newington’s new low traffic neighbourhood is now in its second week, helping to reduce traffic, support people to walk, shop and cycle locally and rebuild a greener Hackney in the wake of the pandemic.
A new 7am-7pm bus gate on Church Street is helping to reduce through-traffic on the street. Only cyclists, buses and Blue Badge holders who have registered for an exemption can pass through during this time.
This is supported by five further traffic filters, which stop new short-cuts opening on surrounding residential streets. These operate at all times in line with the Council’s aim to reduce traffic on residential streets.
Lordship Park tree planting
During the week beginning 12 October, the Council is planting three mature trees in kerb build-outs on Lordship Park. This is aimed at improving road safety – helping to reduce drivers’ speeds by making the road appear narrower – with the trees also helping to improve air quality and increase greenery in the road. This follows feedback from residents in the area.
The Council then aims to plant 12 additional trees in the road as part of future planting programmes – however this is subject to the suitability of the concrete base of the road, which the Council will assess as part of next month’s work.