Bus Priority Proposal for Routes 38, 242 and 277 - Graham Road between Royal Oak Road and the Railway Bridge

Closed 17 Dec 2023

Opened 20 Nov 2023

Results updated 27 Mar 2024

Thank you to everyone who responded to this consultation.

The delegated powers decision report showing the results of the consultation is available to download below.



This consultation seeks to gather views on proposals to extend the existing eastbound bus lane on Graham Road between Royal Oak Road and the Railway Bridge.

Why are these changes being proposed?

The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working and visiting the borough as well as promoting public transport and helping to make buses more reliable. In addition to achieving faster journey times for bus users, these changes aim to encourage more people to use sustainable transport such as public transport, cycling or walking which would improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.

Graham Road is served by three bus routes, 38, 242, and 277 which provide links to Dalston, Clapton Pond, Shoreditch and Central London. Over 24 buses per hour travel down this road in each direction.

During afternoon and evening peak hours Graham Road gets congested in the eastbound travel direction between Queensbridge Road and Mare Street. This causes delays to the bus service.

As a result of the above mentioned issue, the Council is proposing the below proposals on Graham Road between Royal Oak Road and the Railway Bridge.

What is the proposed scheme?

The proposal is to extend the existing eastbound bus lane on Graham Road between Royal Oak Road and the Railway Bridge. This would improve the reliability of the bus service.

The proposal includes the following:

  • Extension of 70m of eastbound bus lane between Royal Oak Road and the Railway Bridge.
  • Removing the existing uncontrolled crossing point to install the new bus lane near to the railway bridge.

Please refer to the drawing for further details.

What happens next?

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

Should the Council agree to proceed with these proposals following public consultation, a further statutory consultation will need to be carried out to produce the legal Traffic Management Orders and Notices. Subject to this, residents and stakeholders will receive a letter to inform them about the start date of the scheme. Public notices advising on the changes will also be displayed on lamp columns in the area at that time.


For further information on this proposal, please contact the Hackney Service Centre by calling 020 8356 2897 or by emailing  streetscene.consultations@hackney.gov.uk

If you need any information on this consultation in a different format please email consultation@hackney.gov.uk. We’ll consider your request and get back to you in five working days.


  • Dalston
  • Hackney Central


  • Anyone from any background


  • Understanding views