Healthier streets around Well Street need your help

Support the council’s proposal for healthier streets around Well Street Hackney Cycling Campaign warmly welcome proposals to prevent drivers passing through Hackney from rat-running from Mare Street to Cassland Road.  We’re urging local residents to support the council’s proposals here. In 2014, Hackney Cycling Campaign’s ‘ward ask’ in local elections was for safer streets without rat-running […]

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Our response to the draft Hackney Transport Strategy 2014-2014

We have responded to this important consultation, welcoming the fact that even in draft it is of very high quality, and additionally calling for consideration of the ‘ward asks’ from the 2014 election campaign, full integration of cycling into the Strategy, as well as better links between Hackney’s transport and land use planning policies, among a […]

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Have your say on Hackney’s draft transport strategy 2014-2024

Consultation is now open on Hackney Council’s draft strategy for the next ten years of transport in the borough. It consists of an ‘overarching document’ setting out aims, objectives and priorities, and six daughter plans covering walking, cycling, public transport, liveable neighbourhoods, road safety, and sustainable transport.

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Why do hard-pressed families and residents of housing estates cycle less?

The Living in Hackney Scrutiny Commission, one of the borough’s five scrutiny commissions, is currently doing a review of the barriers which are inhibiting the uptake of cycling among members of various different communities and among residents of housing estates. The minutes of the commission’s February meeting (see items 5 and 6) contain some interesting […]

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Old Street / City Road as a crossroads

…a preliminary visualisation to illustrate why we are bringing a deputation to Hackney Council this evening promoting a crossroads at the Old Street / City Road.  

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Putting people first in the Narroway

28th October: Putting people first in the Narroway A film by Brian Jones about the current experiment with removing buses from Mare Street Narrow Way. Includes interviews with shopkeepers, passers-by, Vincent Stops (councillor for Hackney Central), Brenda Puech (co-ordinator of Hackney Living Streets, the pedestrian lobby), and Trevor Parsons (chair of Hackney Cycling Campaign).

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A brace of Hackney winners in London Cycling Awards 2013

At last night’s London Cycling Awards, two of the ten awards went to projects based in our borough. Hackney Bike Around the Borough, an annual mass ride for hundreds of primary school pupils run by Hackney Council and Hackney Learning Trust, won the Best Schools Cycling Initiative award, while London Bike Kitchen, the DIY workshop […]

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Two-way cycling in Mare Street Narrow Way

Hackney LCC’s long-held aspiration to see buses re-routed away from Mare Street Narrow Way (map) is about to be fulfilled, temporarily at least. Taking out the buses will make for a much more pleasant street environment, and will re-enable northbound cycling, which has been prohibited here since the days of the old Hackney one-way system, […]

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How Hackney got its cycling

Vincent Stops, who as a local councillor and sometime cabinet member has for many years been closely involved in promoting policies friendly to walking, cycling and public transport, has initiated his ‘CycleAndWalkHackney’ blog with a summary of the Hackney approach over the past decade or so. It includes a nod of appreciation to a Conservative […]

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