Hackney Council is asking people to have their say on plans to create a Low Emissions Neighbourhood and reduce polluting traffic in Stoke Newington Church Street. A successful application of £500k from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund could see the installation of electric charging points, a cargobike hire scheme and improvements to walking and cycling routes.
The Council is hosting a workshop on 30 January for people in the local community to talk about their experience of travelling in Stoke Newington and offer recommendations for the project. The Council wants to hear from local people about how walking, cycling and public transport could be improved in the area. A lack of cycling infrastructure on Albion Road and Stoke Newington Church Street, the volume of vehicle traffic and air pollution have been identified as key issues that the public would like to see addressed.
The registration deadline for the event is Monday 20 January. If you would like to attend the event then register here: Register. This workshop will allow local people to voice what they would like to see changed before detailed proposals are developed. If you are unable to attend the workshop then you can still have your say online at stokey.commonplace.is.
Cllr Jon Burke, Hackney Council Cabinet Member for Energy, Waste, Transport and Public Realm, said: “We’re determined to tackle London’s toxic air and shift the balance of our roads in favour of pedestrians, cyclists, and public transport users, which is why we’re delighted to have secured funding from the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund to reduce polluting traffic on Church Street and discourage the short-journeys and through-traffic that are so harmful to our communities.
“We want to put residents’ views at the heart of our plans, so I’d urge people to have their say online or come to our engagement event on 30 January. Subject to residents’ feedback, the Low Emissions Neighbourhood would be introduced alongside the changes to the Stoke Newington one-way system. We will continue to work closely with Transport for London to ensure that the plans complement each other.”