Hackney Local Implementation Plan (2019-2022) Consultation

Closes 6 Jan 2019

Opened 12 Nov 2018

Overview

Consultation extended to Sunday 6 January 2019.

We are now consulting on the objectives and targets of the new Draft Local Implementation Plan (LIP) which demonstrates how we will contribute to achieving the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy goals for up to 2041.

All London boroughs are required to prepare a Local Implementation Plan outlining their proposals to implement the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy locally. This strategy prioritises investment in ‘Healthy Streets’, streets that enable 80% of all journeys in London to be made by sustainable modes such as walking, cycling and public transport by 2041.

In addition to outlining the Council’s policy proposals for implementing the Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, the LIP presents an indication of the transport initiatives and investments the Council would like to put in place in the next three years from 2019 to 2022. The transport initiatives and investments presented in the LIP are just a starting point and we will be holding a borough-wide engagement exercise in 2019 to find out what Hackney’s residents, workers and visitors would like to see further improved in the borough.

The LIP is divided into ten sections outlining how the borough will address the nine strategic outcomes of the Mayor’s Transport Strategy as well as Hackney’s contribution to the overarching aim of increasing the use of sustainable transport modes.

How we’ll achieve the nine outcomes of the London Mayor’s Transport Strategy in Hackney

1. Hackney’s streets will be healthy and more Hackney residents will travel actively

  • Creating ‘Liveable Neighbourhoods’ with healthy streets to support more walking, cycling and public transport use.
  • Creating timed road closures to help children travel to school safely and play on local streets.
  • Expanding on-street cycle parking and increasing the number of car-free streets.
  • Reducing motor traffic and on-street car parking to help tackle problems such as traffic accidents, congestion and poor air quality.

2. Hackney’s streets will be safe and secure

  • Reducing road danger and traffic collisions through the ‘Vision Zero’ approach which aims to completely eliminate deaths and injuries from road accidents by 2041.
  • Reducing crime and the fear of crime on Hackney’s streets and our transport network.

3. Hackney’s streets will be used more efficiently and have less traffic on them

  • Tackling traffic congestion by reducing the volume of motor traffic and unnecessary journeys by motor vehicles.
  • Ensuring that journeys that do take place use space efficient forms of transport such 2 as buses, bicycles and car sharing vehicles as far as possible.
  • Continuing strong management of parking.
  • Tackling rat running traffic passing through residential areas as well as reducing the level of private ownership of cars by individuals.
  • Reducing, retiming and consolidating freight deliveries.

4. Hackney’s streets will be clean and green

  • Tackling the urgent issue of poor air quality on our streets. Air pollution is responsible for the early death of approximately 10,000 Londoners each year and causes alarming rates of asthma and other respiratory illnesses in children.
  • Encouraging the use of electric vehicles through the installation of charging points, including rapid charging points and facilities which allow electric vehicles to be charged from lamp columns.
  • Extending the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) to cover all of Hackney. The borough has now introduced even stricter emission controls in Shoreditch and the City Fringe area.
  • Planting greenery and trees and introducing sustainable drainage to prevent flooding and improve links between parks and open spaces.

5. The public transport network will meet the needs of Hackney’s growing population

  • Improving public transport services to support Hackney’s growing population.
  • Supporting the development of Crossrail 2, including a new transport hub at Dalston and an eastern branch of the project to serve Hackney Central and Hackney Wick.

6. Public transport will be safe, affordable and accessible to all

  • Making the transport system accessible to all both in the physical sense and in the economic sense through affordability.
  • Expanding step-free access to all of Hackney’s train stations, starting with Hackney Downs and Dalston Kingsland.
  • Improving transport services available to the mobility impaired through Dial-a-Ride and other Community Transport Services.

7. Journeys by public transport will be pleasant, fast and reliable

  • Improving and protecting the bus network.
  • Increasing local public transport usage through improving bus speeds including extending the use of bus priority where appropriate.
  • Continuing to support capacity upgrades for the London Overground.
  • Installing and improving cycle parking hubs around local stations.

8. Active, efficient and sustainable travel will be the best option in new developments

  • Ensuring that new housing, commercial and industrial development does not add to problems on the congested road network and that the design of new developments works to enable this.
  • Ensuring that new residential developments will be ‘car free’ apart from disabled parking.
  • Minimising the impacts of freight deliveries to new developments including deliveries during the construction period.

9. Transport investment will unlock the delivery of new homes and jobs

  • Locating new housing and employment development in areas of high public transport accessibility.
  • Linking growth areas outlined in Hackney’s Local Plan (such as Dalston, Hackney Central and the City Fringe) to the borough’s transport aspirations.
  • Enabling densification and sustainable transport-oriented development in areas around Crossrail 2 stations.

The specific schemes and initiatives that will need to be delivered to achieve these aims are also outlined in the LIP alongside the funding sources that will be used and the way that progress towards meeting the outcomes will be monitored. The LIP also contains longer term aspirations and schemes covering the period all the way up to 2041. It should be noted that for some of these longer term aspirations the funding sources have not yet been identified.

As mentioned above, we will be holding a borough-wide engagement exercise in 2019 to gather issues, ideas and aspirations from Hackney’s residents, workers, organisations and visitors to help identify further transport schemes and initiatives in the borough.

How to have your say

To find out more about the LIP you can download the full draft plan including executive summary below.

Hard copy questionnaires and LIP documents are available at the Hackney Service Centre and at all libraries around the borough or by phone request on 020 8356 2897.

What happens next?

The results of this consultation, along with the accompanying Strategic Environmental Assessment and Equalities Impact Assessment, will inform the final version of Hackney’s Local Implementation Plan before it is submitted to the Mayor of London by the end of March 2019.

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