Hackney, 19 March 2021
An initial analysis of traffic counts around Hackney’s London Fields low traffic neighbourhood (LTN) shows early signs of traffic reduction, with traffic down both in the neighbourhood itself and on boundary main roads.
Traffic inside London Fields LTN was down by an average of 44%, with traffic on boundary roads around the LTN also down by 21%, showing promising early indications of the ability of low traffic neighbourhoods to reduce traffic and support people to walk, shop and cycle locally.
The analysis uses traffic counts taken during November’s lockdown, when schools were open but overall traffic levels in Hackney were lower than pre-pandemic levels, and considers the impact of lockdown alongside reductions in traffic after the introduction of the low traffic neighbourhood. The counts were then compared with data from before the pandemic.