Wick Road Improvement Scheme - Two Way Road Proposal

Closed 10 Jul 2015

Opened 28 May 2015

Overview

Hackney Council is committed to promoting sustainable forms of travel such as walking, cycling and using public transport.

Road network changes which improve safety and accessibility for all users are important to achieving this aim.

 

What is this consultation about?

This consultation is about gathering views from the public on proposals for Wick Road and Brookfield Road.

Why We Are Consulting

 

Proposals to improve Wick Road

The proposals consist of the following:

  1. Convert the existing one-way traffic movements on Wick Road between Kenworthy Road and Morning Lane to two-way traffic operation.
  2. Rearrange layout and reduce the number of on street parking spaces by approximately 35 parking spaces. Our surveys indicate there will be minimal impact to residents as the current parking spaces are not fully utilised.
  3. Major upgrades to the junctions at Morning Lane/Wick Road and Barnabus Road/Wick Road. The upgraded junctions will have improved crossing facilities for pedestrians with crossing phases on all arms of the junctions.
  4. Provide informal pedestrian crossing locations midway between Morning Lane – Barnabus Road and between Barnabus Road – Kenworthy Road. These locations will have improved visibility for pedestrians to cross safely.
  5. We are working with Transport for London (TfL) to improve bus journey times on bus route 30. An additional 3 bus stops are proposed along the eastbound route to coincide with the existing 3 bus stops along the westbound route.

 

Proposals to improve Brookfield Road

  1. Reverse the one way flow on Brookfield Road. Reversing the flow on Brookfield Road in order to prevent large queues building up at the busy red route junction of Wick Road / Kenworthy Road. This traffic measure will also prevent the road being used as a turnaround route for traffic exiting the A12 (northbound) and wanting to turn right onto Wick Road.

    Traffic exiting the A12 can only turn left and then use Victoria Park Road and Brookfield Road to turn right onto Wick Road. This manoeuvre will no longer be possible when the flow is reversed as traffic entering Brookfield Road will be forced to continue down Victoria Park Road.

    Traffic movements into Brookfield Road from Wick Road (right turn from the new two way section) and Kenworthy Road will also be banned. This will prevent Brookfield Road becoming a desirable link between Morning Lane / Homerton Road and Victoria Park Road.

    For an overview of the proposed scheme please refer to the attached plan.

What Happens Next

What happens next?

Due to a high level of interest in this consultation, we will be holding a public event to give stakeholders and residents an additional opportunity to speak to us about the proposals.

The ‘drop in session’ will take place at Gascoyne Community Hall, 2A Wick Rd, E9 5AY on Tuesday 2 June between 6pm and 8pm. Plans of the proposals will be on display and Council officers will be present to answer any queries you may have regarding these proposals.

Depending on the outcome of this consultation and further feasibility studies, we would expect construction works to commence in 2016.

Events

Areas

  • Hackney Wick

Audiences

  • Business
  • Residents

Interests

  • Regeneration