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Pedestrians and cyclists surge on Stoke Newington Church Street after traffic restrictions were introduced

More than 1,000 pedestrians walk Stoke Newington Church Street every day. Thanks to new traffic regulations that have reduced the number of cars using the road by 60%.

Bus gates were installed to reduce the number of vehicles using trendy Hackney High Street and surrounding areas between 7am and 7pm under trial traffic restrictions last September .

According to Hackney Council, the “low-traffic areas” plan has led to a surge in walking and bicycling during that time, with bicyclists increasing by 38% and pedestrians by 16%.

Analysis showed that traffic on Church Street decreased by 60% between 7am and 7pm, and by 53% in 24 hours.

A10 at junction with Roadship Park (-8.3%) and Walford Road (-3.9%) in the 24 hours of September 2022 compared to the same period in 2021 – cars on both boundary roads decreased the number of

Meanwhile, Green Lane, another border road with live traffic monitoring, saw a 7.5% increase in traffic.

Pedestrians on Church Street increased from an average of 6,359 people a day in September 2021 to an average of 7,373 people a day in September 2022, an average of 1,000 people a day during the two weeks of September compared to the same period last year. It turns out that it has increased more than people.

The number of bikes between 7am and 7pm has increased by more than a third, from 1,711 in 2021 to 2,362 in 2022.

Hackney Alderman and Environment and Transport Minister Mete Coban MBE has announced “great” news that he says shows promise to reduce pollution.

“It’s great news that Stoke Newington’s low-traffic neighborhood is helping more people walk, bike and spend more time on the local high street. has shown incredible potential to transform communities, help people live healthier lives and tackle the problem of the climate emergency,” he said.

“There are also very encouraging signs that this low traffic area is reducing traffic and pollution within the region and on border roads, but we will continue to monitor so that we can take action where needed. I’m here.”

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