Hackney Council – Citizen Space)
What is this consultation about?
Hackney Council is working with Islington Council and Transport for London (TfL) to make improvements to the Cycle Superhighway Route 1 (CS1) on Balls Pond Road.
In February 2015 TfL in partnership with Hackney Council consulted on the CS1 route which included two options for Balls Pond Road: an option for advisory cycle lanes on each side of the road and an option for a two-way segregated cycle track. A positive response to the consultation was received showing overall support for the segregated two-way cycle track along Balls Pond Road.
In autumn 2015 a second consultation was held by TfL in partnership with Hackney Council on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De Beauvoir area to assist users of the CS1 route.
We are now seeking your views on measures required to implement the segregated two-way cycle track along Balls Pond Road between the junctions of Culford Road and Kingsbury Road. These measures would complete the route, safely connecting the two halves of the CS1.
After reading through this page, please share your views by completing the online questionaire, accessed via the link below by Friday 21 December 2018.
Why are changes being proposed?
Hackney, Islington, and TfL are committed to making our streets safer for everyone. These changes aim to encourage more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.
Hackney and Islington recognise that streets like Balls Pond Road are not just places to park vehicles or drive, but to walk and cycle on too. They are the places where we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration of both boroughs is to reclaim streets from motor traffic and congestion and transform them into attractive and livable neighborhoods.
Following feedback from residents and users of the CS1 route, Hackney Council has reviewed the route and is proposing a safe crossing point for cyclists across Balls Pond Road at the junction with Culford Road.
This location is a vital link for cyclists using the CS1 route. The crossing point needs to be made safer, and, taking these concerns on board, we are proposing to install a segregated two-way cycle track and improved crossing points on Balls Pond Road between the junctions of Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
The key objective of the proposals is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for cycling on the CS1 route along Balls Pond Road.
Introducing a two-way segregated cycle track and new crossing facilities will provide a safer and dedicated route for cyclists and should lead to:
- Less road danger and fewer accidents
- Improved air quality
- A quieter road for residents and pedestrians, contributing to the objective of a ‘liveable neighbourhood’
- Less congestion, fewer conflicts between drivers and cyclists and less aggressive driving
For more information on Cycle Superhighways and CS1 please visit https://tfl.gov.uk
What is the proposed scheme?
Please refer to the drawing on pages 3 and 4 of the Consultation Document available for download below.
- Creating a new two-way segregated cycle track on Balls Pond Road between Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
- Providing new traffic signals at the junction of Culford Road and Balls Pond Road to improve the flow of cycle traffic at the junction.
- Providing straight-across signalised pedestrian crossings to improve accessibility.
- Removing the existing pedestrian crossing on Balls Pond Road to the east of Kingsbury Road, relocating the crossing to the east of Culford Road.
- Introducing a waiting and loading ban on Balls Pond Road between Culford Road and Kingsbury Road.
- Banning vehicular traffic turning right from Balls Pond Road into Culford Road and removing the existing right-turn ban at the junction of Balls Pond Road and Southgate Road.
- Installing a kerb build-out to reduce the crossing width for pedestrians across Balls Pond Road.
- Introducing advanced stop lines to aid cyclists at the junction.
- Reducing the existing parking bays on Culford Road and Balls Pond Road by 20m each to improve the flow of traffic, particularly for cyclists.
- Relocating the motorcycle bay on Kingsbury Road.
- Removing the kerb build-out at the junction of Balls Pond Road and Kingsbury Road.
Have your say
Your views are a very important part of our decision making process. Please read through the information on this page and complete the questionnaire by Friday 21 December 2018.
What happens next?
Your feedback will help us to reach a decision on whether to proceed with these proposals. The results will be available at hackney.gov.uk/street-consultations
If Hackney Council, in agreement with Islington Council and TfL, decide to proceed with these proposals a further statutory consultation will need to be carried out to make the legal Traffic Management Orders & Notices, and subject to this residents will receive a letter to inform them about the start date for the scheme. Public notices advising the changes will also be displayed in the street at that time.