We would like to hear your views on our proposals to transform Stoke Newington gyratory into a place for people. Our proposals aim to overhaul the traffic-dominated one-way system that can make the area frustrating for people choosing to walk, cycle or use local bus services.
We have worked with Hackney Council on proposals for how Stoke Newington would look and operate after the gyratory is removed. Our plans would provide a new northbound cycle track on the A10 and a new bus and cycle lane enabling people to cycle southbound on Stoke Newington High Street.
This would remove a significant barrier to cycling in the area and provide new traffic-free public spaces to meet, shop, play and relax and a host of other improvements aimed at creating a more attractive and less traffic-dominated environment for people.
Our plans will accommodate the area’s future growth and encourage active travel, with more people choosing to walk, cycle and use public transport and less people travelling by car.
These proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:
- Transforming the town centre by creating a single unified retail location with an enhanced environment for pedestrians and cyclists
- Improving the public transport interchange, achieved through two-way bus operation, reducing congestion, and simplifying bus stops
- Improving cycling facilities and access through the A10
- Encouraging more journeys by walking, cycling or public transport to/from the High Street
- Reducing rat-running in residential streets
The proposals form part of the Mayor of London’s plan for Healthy Streets – a long-term vision to encourage more Londoners to walk and cycle by making London’s streets healthier, safer and more welcoming.
Our proposals would:
- Introduce a new northbound cycle track with bus stop bypasses on Stoke Newington High Street providing a dedicated space for people to cycle
- Introduce a new southbound bus and cycle lane along Stoke Newington High Street. Most buses and bikes will no longer travel the longer route along Northwold, Rectory and Manse Road when heading towards the City. This will provide better access to High Street facilities
- Introduce two-way traffic operation along Rectory, Manse and Evering Roads
- New modal filters at the junctions of Tyssen, Hollar and Batley Roads at their junction with the High Street. These closures are designed to reduce rat-running through residential streets
- Create three new ‘pocket parks’ where these roads are closed to traffic, creating a more welcoming retail environment and encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre. There could be new seating areas, trees, local community gardens, entertainment, and cycling parking spaces
- Restrict vehicular access eastbound to Evering Road from Manse Road and to Northwold Road from Rectory Road
- Introduce a new type of pavement treatment at side road junctions called a ‘continuous footway’. Introducing continuous footways in Stoke Newington High Street intends to emphasise that pedestrians have priority
- Introduce three new pedestrian crossings, all with pedestrian countdown, making streets in the area easier and safer to cross
- Introduce a new 20mph speed limit and raised junctions and crossings to slow traffic speeds and reduce road danger
- Formalise parking and loading bays, including hours of operation
- High Street south of Brooke Road: Monday – Sunday from 07:00 – 19:00 , 20 minutes loading and one hour parking only
- High Street between Brooke Road and Stoke Newington Church Street: Monday – Sunday from 07:00 – 10:00, 20 minutes loading only
The view from Northwold Road, looking south
The view from Stoke Newington High Street at Brooke Road, looking north
The view from Stoke Newington High Street at Hollar Road, looking east
The view from the A10, looking north
The view from Stoke Newington High Street, looking north
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- Wednesday 31 October from 3pm to 7pm at the Methodist church in Stoke Newington and Hackney, next to Sainsbury’s Local
- Saturday 10 November from 12pm to 2pm at the Old Fire Station, at the corner of Brooke and Leswin Road
Our main aims are to:
Encourage more walking and cycling and use of buses by
- Making it easier, safer and more pleasant
- Keeping buses and traffic moving through the area
Provide a sense of place and improve the environment by
- Creating new, high-quality public spaces, creating a more welcoming retail environment and encouraging people to spend more time in the town centre
- Remove issues for residents, businesses and visitors to the area have said in previous consultation that there are high levels of traffic and congestion and a lack of signalised pedestrian crossings, particularly on the High street
We expect the proposals would result in changes, both positive and negative, to journey times for motorists, bus passengers and cyclists once complete. Further information can be found in the document below.
We want to make walking more convenient and attractive. There are a number of places where overcrowding is common:
- The proposed new public spaces would provide lots more room for pedestrians and create a key focal point in the local area with crossings relocated to where people want to cross
- Wider and clearer footways would reduce overcrowding on Stoke Newington High Street
- Walking routes would be opened up, improving way finding and access
We want to make cycling to, from and through Stoke Newington High Street easier, safer and more attractive. Our proposals provide dedicated time and space to enable more people to cycle and aims to reduce road danger by addressing the patterns of past collisions:
- A segregated cycle track and bus stop bypasses northbound, and a new bus and cycle lane southbound allowing people to cycle south along Stoke Newington High Street for the first time since gyratory was built. Cyclists will also be able to travel northbound along Rectory road
- Modal filters at side roads would reduce traffic on nearby residential streets making cycling easier and safer
- New cycle parking stands
- New Toucan crossing and cycle access only at the junction of Manse and Evering Road
- New Toucan crossing and cycle access only at the junction of Rectory Road and Northwold Road
Our proposals aim to encourage more people onto buses by speeding up journey times through the area and making it easier to interchange between services:
- An improved public transport interchange, achieved through two-way bus operation reducing congestion, and rationalisation of bus stops
- Seven new stops would be created
Proposed services will run as follows:
- Route 67 would run via Northwold Road, Rectory Road, Manse Road and Evering Road in both directions
- Routes 76, 149 and 243 would run via the High Street in both directions
- Route 276 would run via Rectory Road, Brooke Road, High Street and Northwold Road to Stoke Newington Common, returning via Rectory Road
- Routes 393, 476 and N73 would run direct between Stoke Newington Church Street and the northern end of the High Street in both directions
- Routes 73 and 106 would serve the same roads as now. There would be changes to some bus stops
Maps showing how bus services currently operate and how they could change can be found below.
We want to reduce the dominance of traffic around Stoke Newington Gyratory by creating an environment which encourages people to walk, cycle or use public transport. Further information can be found in the document below.
As a result:
- There would be some changes to general traffic journey times as a result of these proposals
- We would introduce two-way traffic operation along Rectory, Manse and Evering Roads
- New modal filters at the junctions of Tyssen, Hollar and Batley Roads at their junction with the High Street would mean no left or right turn from Stoke Newington High Street
- There would be no access eastbound to Evering Road from Manse Road and to Northwold Road from Rectory Road
Deliveries and servicing
Some changes to existing servicing arrangements may be required. If your home or workplace is on or near the proposed changes, please let us know if the proposals could affect your deliveries, collections and servicing. We would encourage you to discuss the proposals with companies undertaking these operations.
Our proposals aim to improve the quality of life in the area by:
- Reducing the dominance of traffic, allowing people to better enjoy the area
- Creating a sense of place with the proposed new ‘pocket parks’
As our proposals for Stoke Newington would change how traffic moves around the area, we expect there would be some associated but localised minor changes to air quality and noise levels. Our initial assessment suggests that the impact of our plans on air quality would be negligible in the study area, with some beneficial and minor effects due to changes in traffic along the A10. Overall these effects are considered to be balanced and not significant. We will be carrying-out additional environmental surveys and environmental modelling to help our design development. Our initial assessment can be found in the document below.
We are proposing a new type of pedestrian crossing called a ‘continuous footway’ (sometimes known as a ‘Copenhagen crossing’). This is where the pavement continues straight across side road junctions to give the impression of one continuous pavement next to the main road. This should encourage drivers to slow down and give way to pedestrians. For vehicles exiting the side road, give way markings are used in addition to the continuous footway to encourage drivers to stop and enable pedestrians to cross safely. In order to create the feel of a continuous footway, tactile paving and kerbs are omitted from side road crossing points. We would like to understand your views on this element of the scheme, especially if you have a disability, to ensure that the infrastructure that we deliver is as inclusive as possible for all.
Subject to the outcome of this consultation, should we proceed with these proposals, we would look to start construction in late 2020 for a period of up to 18 months.
The London Borough of Hackney undertook an initial 12 week consultation between October 2010 and January 2011. The consultation report can be found below.
We would like to know what you think about our proposals.
Please give us your views by completing the online survey below by 30 November 2018.
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