A new protected cycle lane is among measures being introduced along Green Lanes in a bid to reduce accidents along the road and encourage active travel.
The scheme is being introduced from Monday 1 February using an experimental traffic order for a maximum period of 18 months, with residents invited to have their say online or in writing as it is introduced.
In February 2020, the Council consulted residents and businesses on improving road safety along Green Lanes, with 85 per cent of those taking part in support of the proposals.
The works include creating protected cycle lanes on Green Lanes between the junction with Petherton Road and Woodberry Grove, new and updated road markings and the removal of nine shared parking bay spaces between Brownswood Road and Myddleton Avenue.
Between November 2015 and October 2018 a total of 51 crashes, which resulted in personal injuries, were recorded on Green Lanes between Newington Green and the borough boundary with Haringey.
Works will include removing central island to accommodate narrower lane widths and introducing waiting and loading restrictions on Green Lanes to improve road safety and ensure smooth flow of traffic.
The council does not expect to close any part of Green Lanes during construction, however there may be some minor congestion while the scheme is put in place.
The parking bays on Green Lanes will be suspended during the works, and vehicles parked illegally may have to be removed.
Weather permitting, the works – which are in partnership with Islington Council will take approximately six to eight weeks to complete.
The Council intends to seek further funding for a second phase of works on Green Lanes (between Petherton Road and Newington Green). However, the intention is to consult on these measures as and when funding becomes available.
The views of residents and businesses, including any suggested changes on how the scheme operates, will be taken into account before any decision is made on whether or not to make the measures permanent.
Comments on the scheme will be collected for up to six months after the measures have been implemented, until 28 September 2021. To have your say, visit rebuildingagreenerhackney.commonplace.is, email email@example.com or send views to ‘Freepost Streetscene’.