Contact & Activities

Participating city

London Borough of Hackney ()
275.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Marie Gallagher
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street, Hackney, London

Participation 2013

The participant is committed to:

Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
The Narroway is an historic section of Mare St in Hackney Central. It is the historic high street with shop frontages on both sides. The section to be closed is from the junction with Amhurst Rd, to the junction with Dalston Lane, a section of about 160 metres. Previously, this was a one way street that was filled with busses. We have instituted a 6 month trial to re-direct busses from the street so that it can be pedestrian and cyclist only. This allows the street to be 2 way for cyclists, where it was only one way previously and cyclists had a lengthy detour when travelling north.