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

  • Hackney Council needs to stop its divisive policy of displacing traffic from some roads onto other roads. This traffic displacement policy is hugely damaging to the people and children who use the streets which get the extra traffic.
  • 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.

Updates

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