Drivers will face fines for driving through the Ashenden Road traffic filter from next week, as a camera is installed to support people to walk, cycle and shop in the local area.

The filter on Ashenden Road is one of three installed in the Homerton area to protect local residents from high levels of traffic using residential roads.

They are part of the Council’s plans to rebuild a greener Hackney after the coronavirus pandemic, supporting all residents – including the 70% of households who do not own a car – to walk and cycle locally, and helping to prioritise space on public transport for those who need it.

All of the measures have been introduced for a trial period of 18 months under experimental traffic orders – with local residents encouraged to have their say online or in writing. This is in line with guidance from the Department for Transport and Transport for London.

Residents’ views will be considered alongside traffic monitoring before a decision is made on whether or not to make schemes permanent.

Anyone driving through the Ashenden Road traffic filter – which is fully signposted with Department for Transport approved signs – will face a fine of £130 from Monday, reduced to £65 if paid within two weeks. 

To find out more about the Council’s plans to rebuild a greener Hackney, visit: https://rebuildingagreenerhackney.commonplace.is/

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