Plans reveal that three-quarters of Hackney will be covered by low traffic schemes by 2025.

Hackney Council is planning five new low traffic neighbourhoods for the borough over the next three years.

Transport for London funding has been secured for the proposals, but public consultations on the plans are yet to be held.

Hackney Council said it would be speaking to residents and businesses in Chatsworth Road, Dalston, Hoxton Cazenove and Stamford Hill about the proposed schemes.

The news comes after Islington Council announced that it aimed for 70 per cent of the borough to be covered by low-traffic neighbourhoods.

Since 2020, Hackney has seen the implementation of 19 low traffic schemes.  

The traffic-calming measures have proved controversial with some residents, and campaign group Horrendous Hackney Road Closures took the council to court in July 2021 in a bid to stop them.

But in September 2021, the High Court threw out the group’s legal challenge.

Cllr Mete Coban, Hackney’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “We are one of the greenest boroughs in the country - with more of us walking, cycling and taking public transport than almost any other area.

"These plans set out the next stage of our ambitions to reduce traffic and pollution, get everyone travelling healthily, and create liveable neighbourhoods that support this switch.

“Nearly all of Hackney will be low traffic. We’ll be developing options to support distance-based road user charging, there’ll be more bike and car sharing.

“We will create 4,000 new secure cycle parking spaces. Every Hackney primary school will have a School Street and we’ll be doing everything we can to build a greener, healthier Hackney.”

The proposals are part of Hackney’s local implementation plan, outlining the transport policies set to be rolled out over the next three years.

Pembury Circus junction is set to be redesigned in 2023-24 under the current plan, after the council successfully won funding from the government’s Levelling-Up scheme for Hackney Central.

The area is set to receive more than £19 million from the fund, and will see the renovation of Town Hall Square and upgrades to Hackney Central Library.

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