Stoke Newington road closures

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The controversy around Stoke Newington road closures continues with the publishing of a new report on how children are affected by air pollution.

full story and responses :  Hackney Citizen

OPINION: The policy (practiced not just by Hackney but by pretty much every urban authority) of keeping through traffic out of residential streets and concentrating it on “main” streets was sure to eventually produce a reaction since these main streets are the ones which have the most people outside and exposed, not just at schools but also for shopping and businesses. The surprise is that it has taken so long. Steps to reduce overall traffic volume, not just displace it, are required.

 


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