We have worked with Hackney Council on proposals for how Stoke Newington would look and operate after the gyratory is removed. Our plans would provide a new northbound cycle track on the A10 and a new bus and cycle lane enabling people to cycle southbound on Stoke Newington High Street.
This would remove a significant barrier to cycling in the area and provide new traffic-free public spaces to meet, shop, play and relax and a host of other improvements aimed at creating a more attractive and less traffic-dominated environment for people.
Our plans will accommodate the area’s future growth and encourage active travel, with more people choosing to walk, cycle and use public transport and less people travelling by car.
These proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:
Transforming the town centre by creating a single unified retail location with an enhanced environment for pedestrians and cyclists
Improving the public transport interchange, achieved through two-way bus operation, reducing congestion, and simplifying bus stops
Improving cycling facilities and access through the A10
Encouraging more journeys by walking, cycling or public transport to/from the High Street
Reducing rat-running in residential streets
Our proposals would:
Introduce a new northbound cycle track with bus stop bypasses on Stoke Newington High Street providing a dedicated space for people to cycle
Introduce a new southbound bus and cycle lane along Stoke Newington High Street. Most buses and bikes will no longer travel the longer route along Northwold, Rectory and Manse Road when heading towards the City. This will provide better access to High Street facilities
Introduce two-way traffic operation along Rectory, Manse and Evering Roads
New modal filters at the junctions of Tyssen, Hollar and Batley Roads at their junction with the High Street. These closures are designed to reduce rat-running through residential streets
Create three new ‘pocket parks’ where these roads are closed to traffic, creating a more welcoming retail environment and encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre. There could be new seating areas, trees, local community gardens, entertainment, and cycling parking spaces
Restrict vehicular access eastbound to Evering Road from Manse Road and to Northwold Road from Rectory Road
Introduce a new type of pavement treatment at side road junctions called a ‘continuous footway’. Introducing continuous footways in Stoke Newington High Street intends to emphasise that pedestrians have priority
Introduce three new pedestrian crossings, all with pedestrian countdown, making streets in the area easier and safer to cross
Introduce a new 20mph speed limit and raised junctions and crossings to slow traffic speeds and reduce road danger
Formalise parking and loading bays, including hours of operation
High Street south of Brooke Road: Monday - Sunday from 07:00 - 19:00 , 20 minutes loading and one hour parking only
High Street between Brooke Road and Stoke Newington Church Street: Monday - Sunday from 07:00 - 10:00, 20 minutes loading only