Hackney Council wants to install cycle tracks in Wick Road – and remove 110 parking spaces

Wick Road. Picture: Hackney Council

Wick Road. Picture: Hackney Council - Credit: Archant

Bike tracks could be installed along Wick Road as part of Hackney Council’s plans to make the borough safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

The town hall is also planning to remove 110 parking spaces and revert the road to two-way traffic, saying as it stands drivers can lapse in concentration because there are no cars coming towards them.

The project follows a consultation in 2015 over potential designs and could also see more pedestrian crossings put in.

It would help to make the route between Bradstock Road and Barnabas Road safer. The project was designed to address concerns about accidents and speeding in the Homerton road.

The tracks would be 1.5 metres wide, and advanced cycle stops would also be put in at junctions.

A survey carried out by officers showed 40 of the 110 parking spaces being removed were not used anyway. Most of those being taken out are kerbside spaces.

If agreed, the work would start in the autumn. View the full plans and have your say at consultations.hackney.gov.uk or by emailing streetscene.consultation@hackney.gov.uk.