Morning Lane Crossing Quietway 2: Bloomsbury to Walthamstow

Closed 12 Aug 2016

Opened 13 Jul 2016

Results updated 18 Oct 2016



This consultation document is about gathering views from the public on proposals to improve the environment for cycling and pedestrians along the Quietway cycle route located at the Morning Lane junction with Chatham Place.

Why your views matter

The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living in, working in and visiting the borough. Creating an environment that will encourage more walking and cycling is a key part of the Council’s transport vision and an essential part of Hackney’s Transport Strategy.
In spring 2013 the Mayor of London published his Cycling Vision for London – a ten year strategy with approximately £1bn of investment to increase the levels of cycling in London. One of the primary objectives of the strategy is to create a “tube network for the bike” – a mixture of fast commuter cycle routes offering dedicated cycle facilities on key main routes, complemented by a number of “Quietways”, which together will form a network of direct, joined-up cycle routes throughout London.
Within the borough, Quietway 2: Bloomsbury to Walthamstow, starts at the boundary with Islington by Southgate Road and runs eastwards to London Fields via Middleton Road, and then north-eastwards to Lea Bridge Road and the boundary with Waltham Forest.
One of the key objectives of the Quietway routes is to link destinations, following backstreet routes, through parks, along waterways or treelined streets. The Quietways aim to overcome barriers to cycling, targeting cyclists who want to use quieter, low-traffic routes, providing an environment for those cyclists who want to travel at a more gentler pace.
A number of key issues have been identified along the route and Transport for London (TfL) has provided the Council with funding to make improvements. These include improving or upgrading specific locations such as junctions and crossings.
Hackney Council is consulting residents and businesses on a range of potential proposals aimed at improving pedestrian and cycle crossing facilities at the Morning Lane and Chatham Place junction.
In addition to meeting the objectives of the ‘Quietways’, encouraging the use of cleaner and greener transport options (particularly cycling and walking) and reducing non-essential private car journeys are key long-term objectives for the Council due to the wide range of benefits these transport options can bring, including:
• Reducing road danger and accidents
• Improving personal mobility
• Creating safer, cleaner, and quieter residential neighbourhoods
• Creating a successful balance between pedestrians and other modes of transport, in order to improve the pedestrian and cyclist experience
• Improving pedestrian and cyclist crossing
More information regarding the Quietways can be found on TfL’s website at the following location:
The Proposals include:
• Introducing a parallel cycle crossing at the zebra crossing on Morning Lane to create a safer crossing facility for pedestrians and cyclists Introducing a new junction table at Morning Lane and Chatham Place to slow vehicular traffic
• Right turn exit only from Chatham Place into Morning Lane and No Entry from Morning Lane into Chatham Place. Chatham Place will remain a two way road except for the junction with Morning Lane.
• Maintenance improvements including decluttering street furniture.
This crossing will link with a series of proposals along the Quietway 2 Route:
• Churchwell Path footway improvements
• Lower Clapton Road Parallel Zebra and Cycle Crossing Improvements.
• Chatsworth Road junction improvements


What happens next

The consultation results will help us reach a decision on whether to proceed with these proposals in your area. The Council will publish the consultation results and the decision made on the Hackney Council website. Should the Council agree to proceed with these proposals, residents and businesses will receive a letter and see public notices advising them on the exact start date of the works.

Thank you for taking the time to reply to this consultation.


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