Walking and cycling improvements in Hackney

LRSC Hackney road

Work to transform a prominent road in Hackney, designed to improve road safety and improve facilities for walking and cycling, has been completed.

From 4 August, Wick Road switched to two-way traffic – a move which Hackney Council hopes will result in lower vehicle speeds. It is also aimed at stopping rat-running along nearby residential roads, improving local air quality.  

The project has seen protected cycle lanes introduced on the road alongside better pavements and over 40 new trees.

Hackney Council is urging people to look out for bikes, cars and buses travelling in both directions. 

Cllr Jon Burke, Hackney Council cabinet member for transport, said: “Wick Road was a blight on the borough – unsafe, polluted, and splitting the community in two. 

“Its transformation – featuring more trees and protected cycle lanes to increase active travel – provides a more inviting atmosphere for people to walk and cycle and is a showcase of our ambitions for the future of Hackney’s streets.” 

09 August 2019