Friday, 17 October 2014

Consultation: Hackney Draft Transport Strategy 2014 - 2024

Hackney Council is consulting on the future of transport in the borough for the next ten years with the launch of the Draft Transport Strategy 2014 - 2024.

The transport strategy consists of an overarching document which sets out the Council’s transportation aims, objectives and priorities, and six “daughter” plans that will make up the Hackney Transport Strategy:
  1. Hackney Transport Strategy Overarching Document
  2. Walking Plan
  3. Cycling Plan
  4. Public Transport Plan
  5. Liveable Neighbourhoods Plan
  6. Road Safety Plan (2014-2016)
  7. Sustainable Transport Draft SPD

Why the Council is consulting residents

The big idea is that, by 2024, Hackney’s transport system will be an exemplar for sustainable urban living in London. It will be fair, equitable, safe and responsive to the needs of its residents and businesses, helping to create the highest quality of life standards for a London borough and leading in its approach to tackling the urban transport challenges of the 21st Century.

Hackney’s Draft Transport Strategy contains a number of policies and proposals that seek to continue the borough’s success in achieving high walking rates, the highest cycling rates in London, and securing better public transport options with respect to Crossrail 2, the West Anglia line and improving accessibility in the east of the borough.

The results of this consultation will inform Hackney’s Transport Strategy which is expected to be finalised by spring 2015.

The consultation

As part of the public consultation process, the Council would like your opinions and comments on the draft document. The Council is particularly interested in whether you support the aims, objectives, principles and targets in the Draft Transport Strategy and associated plans, and especially the individual proposals and policies included in the documents.

A hard copy questionnaire and strategy document is available at the Hackney Service Centre and at all libraries around the borough or by phone request to 020 8356 8023.

Alternatively, you can read the strategy documents and complete an on-line questionnaire, giving your views, on the following website: 

All comments must be received by 5pm on Friday, 7 November 2014.

More explanation:

As part of the consultation process, officers from the Council's Transport Planning team will be available to discuss the draft Transport Strategy at the following times and venues:

Friday, 17 October, 11am to 1pm – Stoke Newington Library

Friday, 17 October, 2pm to 4pm – Dalston Library

Tuesday, 21 October, 11am to 1pm – Clapton Library

Wednesday, 22 October, 2pm to 4pm – Stamford Hill Library

Thursday, 23 October, 2pm to 4pm – Homerton Library

Friday, 24 October, 11am to 2pm – Hackey Central Library

And finally...

In addition to completing the questionnaire on the draft strategy, you can also log specific issues using this interactive map tool:

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