Clissold Crescent low traffic neighbourhood

In 2020, we introduced a trial traffic filter in Clissold Crescent to:

  • create cleaner, quieter streets
  • support people to walk, shop and cycle
  • rebuild a greener after the pandemic

The traffic filter uses planters in the road to restrict through traffic – allowing only cyclists, waste and emergency vehicles to pass through.

Traffic and air quality analysis

Analysis of traffic and air quality data since the filter was introduced shows that: 

  • following the introduction of the Clissold Crescent traffic filter, traffic reduced overall in the area 
  • while there are no air quality monitors on Clissold Crescent, nitrogen dioxide levels have reduced in nearby locations. All nearby monitoring locations fall within the national air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide of 40μg/m3. 

We have also carried out a comprehensive equalities impact assessment, looking at the impact of low traffic neighbourhoods on groups with protected characteristics, such as race, gender or disability.

Making the low traffic neighbourhood permanent

After considering this information, alongside the responses provided by residents to our Commonplace page, we have now made a decision to make this traffic filter permanent. We will continue to monitor the effects of the filter and listen to feedback about the scheme. You can email comments to: streetscene.enquiries@hackney.gov.uk.

View the full decision report and other documents:

Commonplace responses

Throughout the trial, we encouraged people to respond to our Commonplace page, which was used to identify issues with the LTN and make changes where appropriate.

  • 1047 responses were received on our Commonplace page
  • 60% of respondents who provided a postcode were from the local area (N16)
  • Overall, 47% of responses said the filter should be made permanent, and 51% said the filter should not be made permanent 
  • In the local area (N16), 60% said the filter should be made permanent. 38% said it should not. 
  • Among non-motorists, who make up 70% of Hackney households, 72% say the measures should be made permanent. 

The top two concerns raised in resident responses were increased traffic and air pollution, which is why the Council has completed monitoring of the scheme before making a decision on whether or not to make it permanent.

Full traffic data from the area

The table below compares traffic counts taken in 2021 with the last available comparable count. Traffic is likely to have reduced on boundary roads following the introduction of the Stoke Newington low traffic neighbourhood.

7 day average traffic flow change in the Clissold Crescent LTN area compared to pre-COVID baseline (before surveys)
Road Baseline (2017-19) Nov 2020 Change from Baseline (%) July 2021 Change from Baseline

(%)

LTN internal roads
Clissold Crescent No Data 544 537
Clissold Crescent (West of Albion Rd) No Data 1326 1658
Carysfort Road No Data 436
Burma Road 750 592 -21% 758 +1%
Burma Estate No Data 105 133
Springdale Road No Data 575 145
Winston Road No Data 441 646
Albion Road No Data 391 470
LTN boundary roads
Stoke Newington Church Street (West of Clissold Crescent) 7198 5733 -20% 5240 -27%
Green Lanes (north of Burma Road) 13679 13648 -0.2%
Green Lanes (north of Lindfield Road) 13863 13123 -5%
Albion Road (south of Barbauld Road) 9932

(July 2017)

8167 -14% 8004 -19%
Albion Road (south of Howard Road) 8505

(July 2017)

8144 -4% 9873 +16%

We are continuing to listen to feedback about the scheme.

You can email streetscene.enquiries@hackney.gov.uk with any comments.

Page updated on: 17 March 2022