Weymouth Terrace low traffic neighbourhood

In 2020, we introduced a trial traffic filter in Weymouth Terrace 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 Weymouth Terrace traffic filter, traffic reduced in the nearby area, including by 45% on Weymouth Terrace, 27% on Pearson Street, 80% on Cremer Street and 2% on Ormsby Street. 
  • Nitrogen dioxide pollution in the surrounding area remained within the national air quality objective for nitrogen dioxide of 40μg/m3
  • There was no significant impact on bus speeds 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 the comments made by residents, alongside the traffic data, we have made the decision to retain the Weymouth Terrace 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 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.

  • 297 responses were received on our Commonplace page
  • 40% of respondents who provided a postcode were from the local area (E2)
  • Overall, 32% of responses said the filter should be made permanent
  • Among non-motorists, who make up 70% of Hackney households, 68% said 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 in the below document compares traffic counts taken in 2021 with the last available comparable count.

We are continuing to listen to feedback about the scheme.

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

Page updated on: 16 March 2022