Pedestrian and cyclist numbers soar in Stoke Newington Church Street after traffic restrictions introduced | Evening Standard
Cycling has increased by 38% during the hours the scheme is in operation
One thousand extra pedestrians are walking in Stoke Newington Church Street every day – thanks to new traffic restrictions that have seen the number of cars using the road fall by 60%.
A bus gate was installed under an experimental traffic order last September, to reduce the number of cars using the trendy Hackney high street and surrounding area between 7am and 7pm.
Hackney Council says the ‘low traffic neighbourhood’ scheme has seen walking and cycling surge between those times, with cycling up 38% and pedestrian numbers up 16%.