Shore Place low traffic neighbourhood

In 2020, we introduced a trial traffic filter in Shore Place 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.

Making the low traffic neighbourhood permanent

After considering the comments made by residents, alongside the traffic data, we have made the decision to retain the Shore Place traffic filter. 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 delegated powers decision report and other documents:

Traffic and air quality analysis

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

  • Following the introduction of the Shore Place traffic filter, there was a fall in traffic in the roads around the filter of 11.3%, including an 82% reduction in traffic on Shore Place. On boundary roads around the traffic filter, there was a 0.4% reduction in traffic.
  • It is likely that these reductions in traffic in the area have led to a reduction in air pollution, however, there are no air quality monitors on Shore Place currently. The nearest two monitoring sites show a reduction in nitrogen dioxide pollution, and are below the national air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide of 40μg/m3. We will continue to monitor this.

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.

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.

  • 286 responses were received on our Commonplace page
  • 47% of respondents who provided a postcode were from the local area (E9)
  • Overall, 46% of responses said the filter should be made permanent, and 57% said the filter should not be made permanent 
  • In the local area (E9), 53% said the filter should be made permanent. 47% said it should not. 
  • Among non-motorists, who make up 70% of Hackney households, 73% 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 tables below compare traffic counts taken in 2021 with the last available comparable count. 

Traffic change on roads within the Shore Place LTN
Road Baseline Date 7 day average traffic volume Baseline 7 day average traffic volume Nov 2021 Change from Baseline (%)
Shore Place Feb19 1802 317 – 82
Ainsworth Road Feb 19 599 694 +14
King Edwards Rd East of Clermont Road Feb 19 1371 807 – 41
King Edwards Road East of Mare Street Feb 19 2633 3164 +17
Clermont Road Feb 19 1384 1856 +25
Sharon Gardens Feb 19 655 517 – 21
Skipworth Road Feb 19 1620 1100 – 32.1
Templecombe Road Feb 19 195 281 +30.1
Average % Change – 11.3

 

Traffic change on the main roads around Shore Place
Road Baseline Date 7 day average traffic volume Baseline 7 day average traffic volume Nov 2021 Change from Baseline (%)
Mare Street Feb 2019 15191 17843* + 14.9
Well Street Feb 2019 15421 15098 – 2.1
Victoria Park Road Nov 2018 10072 8675 – 13.9
Average % Change – 0.4

We are continuing to listen to feedback about the scheme.

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

Page updated on: 18 March 2022