"The Council is committed to making Hackney’s roads safer for everyone living, working
and visiting the borough. These changes aim to create an environment that will encourage
more walking and cycling, improve air quality and reduce emissions within the local area.
Our Transport Strategy includes a Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan, which recognises that local
streets are not just places to park vehicles or drive, walk and cycle on. They are places where
we socialise and live our lives. An aspiration is to reclaim Hackney’s streets from motor
traffic congestion and transform them into the most attractive and liveable neighbourhoods
One key objective for this proposal is to create a safer, more pleasant environment for
cycling on the CS1 route through the De Beauvoir area.
Back in autumn 2015 Transport for London (TfL) in partnership with Hackney Council
consulted on a motor traffic reduction scheme in the De Beauvoir area that assists users
of the CS1 route. These proposed modal filters have now been introduced.
One of the proposals that was not taken forward at that time was a zebra crossing on
Englefield Road near the junction of Culford Road. From continued feedback from residents,
and users of the CS1 route through this area, the Council has now reviewed the design and
location which provides a safe crossing point for cyclists, as well as pedestrians, crossing
Englefield Road. Please see the drawing attached for more detail.
Introducing this duel crossing point on Englefield Road at Culford Road will also allow the
relocation of two of the existing modal filters to be moved to this new crossing point. Modal
filters are closures to motorised traffic that still allow access for pedestrians and cyclists. "