Do we need a one way traffic system in Stokey?
By RosieWatts | Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 11:38
Now unless you’ve lived on planet Mars you will know that
this involves a traffic system, known as a gyratory, consists of a network of
clockwise one way roads which includes: Stoke Newington High Street; part of
Rectory Road, the western ends of Brooke Road and Northwold Road; Manse Road;
and the western end of Evering Road.
N16 residents and local businesses have been invited to
share their views during Hackney Councils public consultation to investigate suggestions
to help improve congestion around the gyratory.
The current road system was originally introduced
approximately forty years ago to reduce congestion through and on the
approaches to Stoke Newington High Street.
Over the years there has been a debate for the removal of
the gyratory. Some residents and businesses have said that the one way system
has caused speeding and traffic congestions in parallel streets, known as ‘rat
runs’. On the other hand many have stated that the current system makes it
difficult to access Stoke Newington town centre.
Although the gyratory system forms part of the Transport for
London Road Network, Hackney Council are responsible for minor alterations that
can improve road safety, amenity or traffic conditions in other local roads.
The consultation runs until 10 January 2011 and is open to
all, but the Council particularly encourages responses from residents and
businesses in Stoke Newington, also people that use the transport links in and
around the area.
How to have your say:
On the web - to have your say on the proposed policy you can
complete our online surveys, one for residents and one for businesses, click
Public exhibition - at Stoke Newington Library, Church
Street N16, between October 18 and January 10 where you can find out about the
current situation and complete a questionnaire.
Drop in sessions - have your questions answered, share your
views and pick up information on the following dates:
• Friday November 12, 5-8pm, at: Morrison's Supermarket, 47/49
Stamford Hill N16
• Saturday, December 4, 10am - 2.30pm, at Stoke Newington
Farmers' Market, William Patten School, Stoke Newington Church Street, N16
Written submissions – download a form from the council
website, and return it to:
Freepost LON 18819
The Consultation Team
London Borough of Hackney