Dunloe Street - Cycle Route Improvements

Closed 21 Apr 2019

Opened 25 Mar 2019

Overview

This consultation outlines proposals to improve Dunloe Street for cyclists and pedestrians as part of Phase 2 of the Central London Cycle Grid (CLG) programme. We are now seeking your views on the proposals.

Why are these changes being proposed?

The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working and visiting the borough. These changes aim to create an environment that will encourage more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.

Our Transport Strategy includes a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan which recognises that local streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, walk and cycle on. They are places where we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration is to reclaim Hackney’s streets from motor traffic congestion and transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods in London.

Hackney Council has partnered with other London authorities and Transport for London (TfL) to deliver the CLG, a network of cycle routes in Central London Zone 1 made up of Cycle Superhighway and Quietway routes. Quiteways form a network of joined up cycle routes on low-traffic roads throughout London.

To achieve a safer, more pleasant environment on the CLG in Hackney, a number of proposals were identified and consulted on in 2016. Those proposals have now been implemented for the section of the CLG that runs along Shepherdess Walk, Eagle Wharf Road, Poole Street, Penn Street, Hyde Road, Hoxton Street and Whiston Road.

The section of the CLG being consulted on in this document is Dunloe Street, which forms part of the wider Quietway route that also runs along Micawber Street, Shepherdess Walk, Murray Grove, New North Road, Crondall Street, Hoxton Street, Falkirk Street, Cremer Street, Geffrye Street, Yorkton Street and Goldsmiths Row.

The Council is currently consulting on further improvements along this route.

Visit consultation.hackney.gov.uk to get more information on the cycle improvement proposals along the CLG Phase 2 route.

As part of Phase 2 of the CLG, the proposals for Dunloe Street aim to:

  • Improve local air quality by making cycling and walking safer on Dunloe Street and along the CLG route.
  • Deliver better pedestrian facilities.
  • Make a more pleasant environment for all road users.

Please download the drawing here for details.

The proposals include:

  • Introducing raised entry tables at the following junctions to help improve the crossing area for pedestrians:
    • Dunloe Street at its junction with Weymouth Terrace
    • Dunloe Street at its junction with Appleby Street
    • Dunloe Street at its junction with Fellows Court
  • Renewing the footway and removing the existing concrete bollards on Dunloe Street outside St. Chad’s Church
  • Planting new trees on Dunloe Street to improve the environment and air quality
  • Extending the pavement and re-profiling the kerbline at the junction of Dunloe Street and Appleby Street to reduce the crossing width for pedestrians
  • Removing the existing speed cushion outside Fellows Court on Dunloe Street
  • Relocating parking to the south side of Dunloe Street, with double yellow lines on the north side, to create a safer and more pleasant environment for pedestrians and cyclists. This will result in the loss of 13 parking spaces.

There will be no restriction on vehicular movements as a result of these proposals.

What happens next?

Your views will be taken into account as part of the detailed design process. We will publish the consultation responses as well as the decisions made at consultation.hackney.gov.uk

To keep up to date with this and other plans, please visit hackney.gov.uk/street-consultations

Permanent works

If the scheme goes ahead, following consultation, we expect construction works to start in in the beginning of 2020 with completion in six weeks. Further information regarding the works will be sent out closer to the time.

Areas

  • Haggerston

Audiences

  • Community groups/ organisations
  • Residents

Interests

  • Understanding views
  • Traffic and transportation