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To: Hackney Council

No to road closures that increase traffic on Church St

No to road closures that increase traffic on Church St

We're calling on Hackney Council to scrap road closures put forward under its Walford Road Scheme and consider other solutions that would have less harmful impacts on Stoke Newington Church Street and neighbouring roads.

Why is this important?

Hackney Council now admits its proposed road closures in the Walford Rd area could increase traffic on Stoke Newington Church Street by up to 21.8% (2,080 extra vehicles per day). That’s far higher than the 5-7% "worst case" scenario stated in their consultation.

Church St is a lovely road at the centre of the N16 community where people live, work and go to school. It already suffers from heavy traffic; many homes there are illegally polluted. The street is home to two schools, both of which have worrying levels of pollution, and it's home to nurseries.

In places the buildings are higher than the street is wide, so pollution can get trapped. The pavements are narrow and, in addition to worsening air quality and adding to congestion, extra vehicles could lead to more accidents. The road simply can’t cope with more traffic.

Hackney, London

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Reasons for signing

  • My main concern is the schools where both my daughtersl. There already seems to be sufficiently heavy traffic and little respect for the 20 mile an hour speed limit. More traffic might reduce speeds but will seriously worsen already excessive air pollution on the street.
  • The lungs of only some of our children matter it appears. These plans are fundamentally wrong and the council have lied from the start about the impact they will have. Only hard fought campaigning has now brought the truth to light and the council must now listen to what we, the affected residents are saying. Whose streets? Our streets!
  • The badly designed plans are unfair and morally wrong. The council should not pursue schemes that take traffic out of one area only to divert it to another area. Only schemes that treat all residents in an equal manner are acceptable.


2018-07-25 21:33:11 +0100

500 signatures reached

2018-07-17 15:02:42 +0100

100 signatures reached

2018-07-17 13:27:01 +0100

50 signatures reached

2018-07-17 13:10:16 +0100

25 signatures reached

2018-07-17 12:56:22 +0100

10 signatures reached