Section 2: Hackney Downs (Downs Park Road, Queensdown Road and Downs Road)

Closes 9 Sep 2019

Opened 17 Jul 2019

Overview

These roads are low-traffic, residential roads with on-street parking. Our proposals would ensure there is a route connecting to the schools on Downs Park Road, providing an alternative to the path across Hackney Downs.

Summary of proposals

  • A new cycle route that people cycling can use to get around
  • New and upgraded pedestrian and cycle crossings
  • Improvements to traffic calming and public realm
  • Changes to some parking and loading provision

Improvements for people cycling

  • A new pedestrian and cycle priority crossing on Downs Park Road near to Mossbourne Community Academy
  • New shared path for people cycling and people walking at the Downs Park Road junction with Queensdown Road
  • The existing pedestrian crossing on Downs Park Road at the junction of Cricketfield Road converted to a toucan crossing to help people cycling  to access Downs Park Road westbound
  • New raised junction at the junction of Queensdown Road and Downs Road to reduce traffic speeds

Improvements for people walking

  • A new pedestrian and cycle priority crossing on Downs Park Road near to Mossbourne Community Academy
  • Wider pavements at the proposed crossing near to Mossbourne Community Academy
  • New raised junction table at the junction of Queensdown Road and Downs Road to reduce traffic speeds and improve access to Hackney Downs
  • Improvements to public realm with new planting and trees

Road design and layout

  • A new pedestrian and cycle priority crossing on Downs Park Road near to Mossbourne Community Academy
  • The existing pedestrian crossing on Downs Park Road at the junction of Cricketfield Road to be converted to a toucan crossing for people cycling

Parking and loading

  • Two parking bays removed on Downs Park Road near to Mossbourne Community Academy to accommodate a new pedestrian and cycle crossing
  • Existing resident and pay and display parking to be reduced by 12 bays on Downs Park Road between Bodney Road and Cricketfield Road

Proposals in this consultation for Downs Park Road do not include changes at the junction of Bodney Road. There is a Network Rail bridge structure beneath the junction that requires maintenance. It is expected that Downs Park Road (close to Bodney Road) will be temporarily closed to general traffic for a period of time in the future. This will allow maintenance works to take place on the structure below. During this time TfL and Hackney Council will work with Network Rail to maintain walking and cycling access along Downs Park Road. Traffic impacts associated with the closure will be monitored and further proposals may be brought forward for consultation once the impacts of the temporary closure are understood.

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Areas

  • Hackney

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Cycling
  • Junction Improvements
  • Roads
  • Walking
  • Urban realm improvements
  • Air Quality