Hackney sets out plan to make three-quarters of borough Low Traffic Neighbourhoods – transportxtra
Hackney Council is introducing a raft of measures designed to reduce traffic and pollution and improve road safety.
Consultations are to start next month on creating Low Traffic Neighbourhoods (LTNs) in five areas, which would add to the 19 LTNs already in operation, most of which use ANPR cameras rather than physical filters to manage traffic. LTNs currently cover about half of the borough, and the new schemes would increase this to 3/4 of streets, the council estimates.
The council says the chief aims of LTNs in the borough is:
• Improved bus journey times with reduced traffic volumes on a local bus route• Low traffic walking and cycling routes created to nearby green spaces• Low traffic walking and cycling routes for secondary school students to travel independently along• New public spaces created for the community to use, for instance, pocket parks or parklets• Pedestrians are able to cross the road in a town centre or residential area safely and with ease