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Antisocial & dangerous driving on Green Lanes

Reported via mobile anonymously at 15:27, Saturday 15 June 2024

Sent to Hackney Council less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 6111483.

Continual use of this bend on Green Lanes as a racetrack by antisocial drivers who think they’re playing Grand Theft Auto. This is incredibly dangerous given the presence of parked cars, a pedestrian crossing and shops. Can we have some speed humps?

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  • Thank you for getting in touch regarding safety concerns on Green Lanes. Green Lanes is an "A" road in the borough, connecting Stoke Newington, Islington, and Haringey, and experiences a significant amount of traffic, including buses and emergency services. The Emergency Services, such as the Police, Fire Brigade, and Ambulance Service, oppose the installation of speed humps on this road, as it could potentially increase their response times for emergency calls and cause discomfort, injury, and damage to vehicles.

    Last year, the council upgraded all the zebra crossing flashing beacons on Green Lanes to LED zebrite flashing lights in order to enhance visibility for drivers approaching the crossings.

    Moreover, we will address the concerns about speeding at our regular Traffic Management Liaison meeting with the Metropolitan Police. While the Council believes that the majority of motorists adhere to Hackney’s 20mph limits, they will work with the Metropolitan Police to address any persistent speeding issues through further civil enforcement. It's important to note that the vast majority of motorists are law-abiding, and it is the actions of a few inconsiderate individuals that cause problems for other road users.

    The council recognizes that most motorists respect the 20mph limits in Hackney, but they will collaborate with the police to tackle any ongoing speeding issues. Lastly, we encourage concerned residents to participate in the Community Roadwatch initiative, which is seeking volunteers to collaborate with the Safer Transport Police Team in Hackney. If you are interested, you can contact or visit corporate/ safety-and-security/ road-safety/ community-roadwatch.

    I hope this information addresses your concerns. Thank you for getting in touch with us and bringing this matter to our attention.

    State changed to: Closed

    Posted by Hackney Council at 16:08, Thursday 4 July 2024

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