Hackney’s Transport Strategy aims to enhance accessibility and mobility options for vulnerable groups, allowing them to live independently. 3 The council therefore has to consider accessibility issues for disabled and older people when adapting streets and public realm, also ensuring that new developments include such considerations in their designs. To ensure this is prioritised, Hackney’s Development Management Local Plan contains policies DM45 (on development and transport) and DM46 (on walking and cycling) to ensure accessibility and active forms of transport are promoted. 4

The City has undertaken an urgent review of options for improving safety for all road users, particularly cyclists and pedestrians, whose numbers are expected to continue to grow. The first stage was the adoption of the City’s Road Danger Reduction Plan at the beginning of 2013. This sets out an action plan containing a series of measures such as street safety audits and more focused education, training and enforcement, which, taken together, are intended to reduce casualties.

A 20 mph speed limit for the whole of the City of London was introduced in 2014 and was extended to all Hackney-controlled main roads in 2015.

References

  1. Hackney Council, “Hackney Transport Strategy 2015-2025,” 2016.
  2. Hackney Council, “Development Management Local Plan,” 2015.
  3. Hackney Council, “Hackney Transport Strategy 2015-2025,” 2016.
  4. Hackney Council, “Development Management Local Plan,” 2015.