Contact & Activities

Participating city

London Borough of Hackney ()
275.000 inhabitants

Local contact

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

Participation 2016

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
Actions relative to the theme:
Events and activities to promote cycling include a Summer Fund Day for families and cycle 'Pit Stop' for commuters with Dr bike mechanics and information about the Borough's cycling offers. Free bike saddle covers will be distributed around the Borough on parked bikes.

Staff at Hackney Council and Homerton Hospital have been participating in a walking challenge. Hackney staff will be incentivised to walk with discounts on healthy breakfast items.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
New or improved bicycle facilities
  • Improvement of bicycle network (creation of new lanes, extension, renovation, signposting etc)
  • Improvement of bicycle facilities (parking, locks etc)
  • Extension or creation of new greenways
More details on permanent measures:

The ‘Wetlands to Wetlands’ greenway in Hackney is a walking and cycling route linking between Woodberry Wetlands in Hackney and Walthamstow Wetlands. The route has benefitted from improved signage, lighting and the installation of a cycle ramp over Spring Hill bridge. The 3 km route avoids busy roads and will encourage people to venture outdoors, get active and explore the nature on their doorsteps.

Hackneys 150th Bike Hanger will be launched during the week. This no ordinary hanger! Hackney-based street artist Tony J Driver was commissioned to paint the bike hangar to mark this milestone in the delivery of Hackney’s bike hangars to local residents.