Hackney and Isington councils have just launched a consultation for Ultra Low Emission Vehicle (ULEV) streets in Shoreditch and Old Street. These are streets where we are going to support and prioritise low pollution transport so that we can reduce the harmful effects of pollution in the City Fringe.
We are proposing to create two time-restricted pedestrian, cycle and ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEV) zones. Vehicles that are not classed as ultra-low emission would not be allowed to enter the streets between 7am-10am and 4pm-7pm. Access would be maintained for residents and businesses located in the zones to enter during the closure if their vehicles are registered for a permit. Deliveries can still be made nearby during the hours of operation or during the 18 hours of the day that the restrictions do not operate.
The zones were chosen because they feature:
- areas of high pollution
- important commuter routes for pedestrians and cyclists
- conflicts between vehicles on these routes
- concerns from local businesses and residents on the number of vehicles accessing these areas.
To see the full details and to give your opinion on the proposals via our questionnaire, head to: consultation.hackney.gov.uk/streetscene/city-fringe-ultra-low-emission-streets-1/