Friday, 15 May 2009

Hackney shortlisted for National Transport Awards

Hackney has been shortlisted as local authority of the year in the National Transport Awards 2009. It has also been nominated in two other categories - cycling improvements and in road safety, traffic management and enforcement for its InRoads Road Safety DVD, aimed specifically at young African Carribean pedestrians, who were over-represented in traffic accidents.

The awards, organised in conjunction with Transport Times recognise Hackney’s investment over the last decade in walking and cycling networks, street improvements, road safety schemes and travel awareness programmes, reflected in increased levels of walking, cycling and use of public transport in the borough.

Achievements include:

• meeting the 2010 accident reduction targets three years early in 2007
• being one of the first local authorities in the country to adopt a 20mph policy for all its roads
• bringing four new East London Line stations to the borough
• reducing cycling accidents and offering free cycle training for every resident in the borough who wants it.

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