Streetspace for London

We are working with your borough to widen pavements at town centres and transport hubs, create temporary cycle routes on our transport network and create low traffic neighbourhoods.

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 changes to travel

There are temporary changes to travel in London while we work on supporting the restart of the Capital including:

Consultation on operating hours of bus lanes in London 

As part of London Streetspace programme, we're proposing to trial changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. 

We want to make sure that people choosing to travel on the bus network have the safest, quickest and most reliable journey at all times of the day. Proposals follow recent extensions to bus lane hours that have seen improvements to speeds and reliability.  

The trial of 24/7 bus lanes is planned to be in place for at least six months to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. Find out more and share your views at any time online or by emailing betterbusjourneys@tfl.gov.uk.  

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.

The LIP funding stream provided by TfL to help our partners in the boroughs and the City of London has been paused while we focus on measures to increase walking and cycling and to ensure social distancing on our network.

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 42,841 in 2017. The LIP target to reduce car ownership by 2021 is 39,700.

Residents in Hackney made an average of 479,000 trips each day between 2015 and 2018 by:

  • Car and motorcycle: 53%
  • Tube/DLR: 6%
  • National Rail and London Overground: 3%
  • Bus/Tram: 22%
  • Taxi/Other: 1%
  • Cycle: 8%
  • Walking: 42%

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.

In 2017 there were 152 individuals killed or seriously injured in Hackney. Our target for 2022 is to reduce this number to 114.

Find out more about collisions in your borough.

 Our collision database, COLLSTATS, is now available as a self-service tool for borough officers and the Metropolitan Police. It allows site specific, borough or London wide collision searches to be made to the most recent validated police data that is available. For access to this database please email CollstatsHelpdesk@tfl.gov.uk.


What we're working on in Hackney

Work now going on in your borough includes:

  • Stoke Newington - we're working with the borough to remove the one-way gyratory to improve facilities for people walking and cycling and to better serve the High Street
  • 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 Camden to Tottenham Hale, 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)

To improve air quality the ULEZ will extend to Hackney from October 2021.

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.