Hackney

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

Here are some changes to your travel around London you should know about including:

Trial of operating bus lanes at all times on red routes

As part of London Streetspace, we're trialling changes to the operating hours of more than 80 kilometres of bus lanes across London to make bus journeys faster and more reliable. This involves bus lanes across the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN) - or red routes.

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 began in September and is proposed to run for at least six months and for a maximum of 18 months (to March 2022) to ensure we have enough time to properly monitor the effectiveness of the trial and any impacts. During the trial we are running an online survey to gather feedback from the public and road and transport users. The survey can be completed at any time during the trial - click here to provide your feedback.

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.

As part of our recent funding settlement, we have allocated a total of £23.1m for LIP Corridor funding across London for the period of 31 October 2020 to 31 March 2021. The amount apportioned to your borough is outlined in the latest LIP allocation letter below.

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:

  • Dalston Junction Safer Junctions  - we will shortly restart the work to make this busy junction safer for people walking and cycling. We should be able to finish early into the new year
  • 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)

From 25 October 2021, the central London Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ)  is expanding to create a single, larger zone up to the North Circular Road (A406) and South Circular Road (A205). This is part of the commitment by the Mayor and ourselves to help every Londoner breathe cleaner air.

Four out of five cars already meet the ULEZ emissions standards, but we need owners of the remaining polluting cars, motorcycles, lighter vans and minibuses to take action by checking their vehicle.

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.