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TfL cuts traffic for Cycle Superhighway

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Transport for London and Hackney Council are to trial traffic reduction schemes for Cycle Superhighway I.

TfL and Hackney Council are to cut motor traffic levels along De Beauvoir and Wordsworth Roads in East London.

The roads are on Cycle Superhighway 1 (CS1), which was completed in April and runs parallel to the A10 between Tottenham and the City. 

Through traffic will be restricted for five junctions on De Beauvoir and three on Wordsworth for an 18 month trial period. 

TfL’s director of road space management Alan Bristow said: ”We’ve worked closely with Hackney Council following feedback from local people in the recent consultation, and we have now developed these trial changes, which will make the De Beauvoir and Wordsworth Road areas much nicer places to live, walk and cycle.

“We’ll monitor the changes carefully and continue to discuss the changes with local residents. Reducing traffic in residential areas can make a real difference to the local environment and improve quality of life.”

Hackney Council’s cabinet member for neighbourhoods and sustainability Cllr Feryal Demirci said: ”I am delighted that the schemes around Wordsworth Road and De Beauvoir will go ahead - they should make this important route into the City safer and more pleasant for cyclists, pedestrians and local residents.

”We took local residents’ concerns from the original consultation on board and, in partnership with TfL, amended the proposals.

”We will monitor affected roads, and those in the surrounding area, for 18 months to gain a full picture of the impact, and make amendments accordingly.”

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