Healthy streets schemes

We are working to support boroughs in the delivery of their schemes within the current funding environment. In places this means new cycle routes and low traffic neighbourhoods and in others prioritising buses and making journey times faster and more reliable.

Pavements have been widened on Stoke Newington High Street and Chatsworth Road to allow people to access local essential shops and services more easily.

Latest news

Here are some updates to your travel around London and your borough:

Funding for your borough

We provide funding to boroughs and local communities for transport improvements in your local area.

Local Implementation Plan (LIP)

The LIP is produced by the London Borough of Hackney and agreed with us. It sets out the details on transport infrastructure changes in a three-year period to support the Mayor's Transport Strategy.

Find out more about LIP funding.

LIP targets for Hackney

Each borough has set targets in their LIP against the Mayor's Transport Strategy outcomes - we track and report on progress against these targets in the LIP3 MTS outcomes borough data pack.

For example, the car ownership in the borough was 42,026 in 2019. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 39,700.

We also work with boroughs to encourage more cycling. We recorded 30,654 daily cycle trips on average starting in Hackney between 2015 and 2018.

More resident and visitor population figures are on the GLA website.

Vision Zero

We are working with boroughs to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries from all road collisions to zero by 2041. They are responsible for enforcing safe speeds on their roads, as well as leading community programmes to encourage using roads safely. Find out more about Vision Zero and the Lowering Speed Limits Programme.

In 2019 there were 149 individuals killed or seriously injured in Hackney. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 114.

Helping your community

The Vision Zero dashboard enables organisations and members of the public to more easily access and interpret collision data. In sharing collision data in this way, organisations can better identify the road danger challenges specific to their respective sectors and communities, and work together with us, London's boroughs and other agencies to tackle them.

The dashboard currently comprises collision data from 2017-2020 and will soon include future data and further analysis capability.

TfL's Motorcycle safety courses

We offer a range of free online and face to face motorcycle safety training courses across all boroughs to help ensure motorcyclists stay safe on London's busy roads. This also supports the Vision Zero objective to eliminate all deaths and serious injuries on London's roads by 2041.

Electric scooter (e-scooters) trial

In partnership with London Councils, we're running an e-scooters trial. On Monday 7 June 2021 e-scooters became available to rent in a small number of London boroughs. Working together on a single trial means the trial can run consistently across participating boroughs, with safety at its core.  We are still inviting boroughs to join the trial. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

What we're working on in Hackney

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Hackney Central - £10m in Liveable Neighbourhood funding will help reduce traffic by improving cycling and walking throughout the area. We're also developing plans to create more space for people at the London Overground station by introducing a second entrance at Graham Road
  • New cycling and walking improvements - we're working with the borough to develop proposals for new cycle routes from Lea Bridge to Dalston and Hackney to Isle of Dogs

Bus network changes

From time to time - after consulting the public - we alter bus routes to reflect changing patterns in demand. We also make temporary changes, often because of road works. See the latest bus changes.

Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)

The  Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) covers inner London, up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). The North and South Circular Roads themselves are not in the zone. This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and TfL to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air. 

The ULEZ operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including weekends (except Christmas Day), with a £12.50 daily charge for vehicles that do not meet the required emissions standards. 

ULEZ expansion 2023 

Air pollution is not just a central London problem, with many areas still exceeding the legal limits for pollution across the city. That's why the ULEZ is expanding from 29 August 2023 across all London boroughs. If you drive anywhere within the ULEZ, including the expanded area from 29 August 2023, and your vehicle does not meet the emissions standards, you could face a daily charge of £12.50.  

9 out of 10 cars seen driving in outer London already meet the ULEZ emissions standards (monthly average levels based on analysis of daily camera detections of unique vehicles as cross-referenced with available DVLA records).

Use the TfL vehicle checker to see if your vehicle is compliant.

Our assets in Hackney

Assets we maintain in your borough include:

  • 14 London Overground stations
  • Around 455 bus stops - see all 48 day bus routes in Hackney
  • Ash Grove bus garage
  • 35 Santander Cycles docking stations
  • Cycle Superhighway 1 - runs from Tottenham to the City of London
  • Seven taxi ranks
  • Around 180 traffic signals
  • Over 18 kilometres of red routes

See a map of our assets in London.

We maintain our assets until they need to be renewed or disposed of as set out in our asset management plan. We do this by:

  • Servicing them regularly to keep them operational
  • Repairing or replacing faulty assets

Report a problem on a London street with our Streetcare tool.

We do not maintain in Hackney:

Report private hire vehicles (PHVs) parked on ranks or unattended taxis on ranks directly to us.

Dealing with severe weather

For documents relating to winter service in the boroughs, go to the Streets publications page.