Extreme motobike speeding
Reported via desktop anonymously at 19:47, Thursday 14 September 2023
Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4995500.
Motorbikes here often doing about 60mph. Also sometimes Kingsland road and Dalston lane. Must be known to the mayors and police, as anyone living in Hackney would have experienced. I have video of one bike in graham road.
Thank you for your report regarding motorcycles speeding on Graham Road, Kingsland Road and Dalston Lane.
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. Existing survey data show that average vehicle speeds are within the 20 mph speed limit.
I wish to assure you that the Council is committed to improving safety and reducing vehicle speeds throughout the borough, hence why it has changed the speed limit of all main roads in Hackney to 20 mph, including Dalston Lane, Kingsland Road and Graham Road. This 20mph speed limit was introduced using only limited signage and road markings, in order to declutter residential streets. Nevertheless, it is also recognised that as a consequence there may be only modest speed reductions achieved
When the Council introduced the 20mph speed limits it did so in accordance with its speed management strategy, which has been developed in tandem with the Metropolitan Police. This strategy balances road safety with the need for vehicles, particularly London Buses, to reach destinations without significant delay. Initially, a significant part of promoting this borough-wide speed limit was to bring it to the attention of residents and those who visit the borough. Therefore, the Council provided the required resources towards carefully promoting it and explaining the need for behavioural change, which we hoped would encourage a change in driver behaviour.
The Council does set aside money specifically to reduce the numbers of people killed and seriously injured in traffic collisions and therefore the money we are able to provide is prioritised to locations where regrettably, injury accidents have occurred. We do however undertake road safety education, training and publicity as a pro-active and effective way of accident prevention, reaching significant numbers of road users in general, together with targeted information to specific road user groups.
I hope that this information is helpful, however I regret that I am unable to take this request for further traffic calming measures forward at this time. I would like to thank you for contacting this department and for bringing this matter to our attention.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Hackney Council at 15:53, Friday 15 September 2023
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.