Stoke Newington gyratory: Plans unveiled to improve cycling and walking and remove ‘car-dominated’ network
PUBLISHED: 11:24 22 October 2018 | UPDATED: 12:47 24 October 2018
Long-awaited plans to overhaul the Stoke Newington gyratory and make it more “people-friendly” have been published.
TfL launched a consultation over the designs on Friday. They include a segregated cycle track going northbound, southbound bus lanes and cycle access along the High Street, and new traffic free spaces.
People who live in the area or use the road network are now being urged to have their say on the proposals.
Other changes include three new pedestrian crossings, a 20mph speed limit, a raised carriageway between Brooke Road and Church Street, continuous footways over side roads and modal filters at the junctions of Tyssen, Hollar and Batley Roads and the High Street.
Hackney’s deputy mayor and transport chief Cllr Feryal Demirci said: “We’ve been working with residents and TfL for a number of years on plans to remove the car-dominated Stoke Newington one-way system.
“This is a long awaited proposal and we are delighted our residents can finally have their say on plans to make the area more pleasant for everyone. I’d urge people in Stoke Newington to take part in the consultation.”
London’s walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman stated the “bold plans” would transform the environment and make it safer and healthier for everyone.
He said: “Creating a segregated cycle track and continuous pavements and allowing two-way buses are among our proposals to prioritise pedestrians, cyclists and bus users over cars. I would encourage everyone to have their say and help us improve air quality and reduce congestion.”
The town hall’s initial consultation on whether or not to remove the gyratory was backed by 70pc of people who responded.
Read the consultation here. Anyone wanting to respond has until November 30. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or send post to FREEPOST TFL.
Two drop in sessions will also be held at Stoke Newington Methodist Church in the High Street on Wednesday next week from 3pm to 7pm and at the Old Fire Station in Leswin Road on November 10 from 11.30am to 2pm.