Gore Road traffic filter

In June 2020, we introduced a trial traffic filter in Gore Road to:

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

The traffic filter restricts entry by motor vehicles from Lauriston Road. Cyclists and emergency vehicles are permitted to pass through.

Traffic and air quality analysis

Our analysis of traffic, air quality and bus speeds data since the filter was introduced shows that:

  • traffic decreased on Gore Road by 24%, and was down on two of three boundary roads
  • nitrogen dioxide pollution at the nearest three monitoring sites was well within national air quality objectives
  • there was no change in bus journey times in the area

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.

You can read our the full decision report, engagement report and equalities impact assessment in the document below:

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:

  • 971 responses were received in total
  • 28% of responses were from the local area, with people who use a car or van to get around overrepresented in the overall results (54% of responses were from motor vehicle users, compared to the 30% of households in the borough that own a car)
  • overall, 43% of all comments received were in favour of making the filter permanent, with 56% saying the filter should be made permanent
  • in the local area (those who gave an E9 postcode), 55% of responses were in favour of making the filter permanent, with 42% saying the filter should not be made permanent
  • among people who do not use a car or van to get around, 69% wanted all or some of the LTN to 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 and air quality analysis

The tables show changes in traffic and air quality in and around the low traffic neighbourhood.

Traffic change in the Gore Road area compared to pre-Covid baseline

Road Baseline date Baseline November 2020 Change from baseline (%) May 2021 Change from baseline (%)
Gore Road  Nov 2018 1315 912 -30.6% 994 -24.4%
Lauriston Road Nov 2018 7546 7664 +1.6% 8621 +14.2%
Skipworth Road Nov 2018 1507 1012 -32.9% 916 -39.2%
Morpeth Road Mar 2010 852 428 -49.8% 514 -39.7%

 

Air quality monitoring location

NO2 annual mean air quality objective (μg/m3)

2019 2020
Lauriston School 20
Mossbourne Victoria Park Acad 30 18
St John of Jerusalem Primary school  18

The annual mean NO2 national air quality objective (NAQO) is 40μg/m3. Concentrations below this indicate that national air quality objectives are being met.

Page updated on: 10 December 2021