Hackney mayoral candidates to debate transport policies on 26th March

Prospective mayoral candidates will answer questions about transport, walking and cycling at the Better Hackney Hustings at Pembury Community Centre, Dalston Lane at 7pm on 26th March.

The event, organised by Hackney Living Streets and Hackney Cycling Campaign, will be chaired by Dr Rachel Aldred, reader in transport, University of Westminster.

This is a public meeting open to everyone. If you want to submit a question contact livingstreetslondon.hackney@yahoo.co.uk.

Hackney Living Streets has also produced a walking manifesto that sets out its vision and demands for a cleaner, greener, happier, healthier Hackney. This has been sent to all party leaders in the local election campaigns.

Street myths and misconceptions

pexels-photo-892228.jpegNot everyone agrees that walking, cycling or public transport are the best way to get around London. Here we tackle some common myths and misconceptions about streets, traffic and public space that are preventing people looking beyond the automobile to see a more democratic, open and liveable version of urban life.

Click on the myths below and comment in order to contribute to the discussion. Let us know about more myths that need debunking.

Author: Emma Griffin, Hackney resident, writer and London Living Streets campaigner intricateminglings.com