The road is extremely loud
Reported via desktop anonymously at 09:55, Thursday 17 August 2023
Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4900665.
The road is extremely loud when you live on Graham Road. Is there any way to make cars go slower or motorcycles not blare their engines??
Thank you for your report from your constituent regarding Graham Road.
Hackney Council has an on-going commitment to improve the street environment of the borough and the Mayor has invested significant sums in making traffic management improvements across Hackney. This has led to major improvements in the condition of our street lighting, roads and footways and these, and other measures, continue to provide substantial improvements for the benefits of residents and visitors alike. As part of this commitment, we are continually seeking ways to improve road safety across the borough.
It is the Council’s view that the majority of motorists respect Hackney’s 20mph limits, but where there are continuing problems with speeding, the council and police will look at what further enforcement is needed. I must stress that the vast majority of motorists are law abiding people and that, as with many other road traffic offences, it is the actions of an inconsiderate few that cause offence (and possibly harm) to other road users. The speed survey data shows it is within tolerance level.
Any issues with the noise pollution can be reported directly. Please see the link https://hackney.gov.uk/ noise and follow the directions.
With regards to excessive vehicle noise, the Department for Transport (DfT) has published a trial of what is known as noise cameras, which would use automatic number plate recognition to record offenders. These are currently on trial at several locations, which will be completed by the end of this year. Only then will the results be collated and conclusions published. In the meantime the police already have the means to take action against drivers being a nuisance to residents. All drivers have a duty to ensure that exhaust silencers are maintained and in good working order. It is also illegal for a driver to remove the silencer from their vehicle, or make any modifications that will result in making the vehicle louder than when it was originally manufactured.
Anti-social behaviour - There are two avenues that you can report antisocial behaviour - please see the council link which also provides details on how to access the police contact. https://hackney.gov.uk/ housing-anti-social. The public can report dangerous, illegal, or antisocial road user behaviour directly to the police with their online reporting tool, RoadSafe London. Every report helps the police and indeed also Transport for London, to understand where and when bad road user behaviour takes place. In both of the scenarios it is useful to provide details of the times & date these incidents are taking place.
We will ensure that we lend weight to these issues directly with the teams involved and where feasible, provide support to any police interventions, if requested.
I appreciate that this answer might not fully satisfy your concerns, however I would like to reassure you that we do take all road safety & noise pollution concerns seriously and we will continue to monitor the site in question.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Hackney Council at 12:15, Thursday 24 August 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.