The Mayor of London is trying to pressure local government bosses to resume a hated project.
It was after the plan was dramatically abolished in December in a line between Transport for London and the Conservative-run Kensington & Chelsea Council (RBKC).
However, prior to the crunch meeting later this month, the Labor mayor is pushing for a new poll claiming that more than half of the locals support the plan.
According to a survey released today by the city hall, it has 40% “strong support” for the protected lanes of Kensington High Street. According to a survey, an additional 16 percent “slightly support” them.
However, the Kensington & Chelsea Council seems to be questioning the strength of polls today, citing residents’ concerns that the question is “leading.”
The council is set to consider the decision at a meeting on March 17, without the involvement of the chief council who ordered the destruction of the lane.
Sadiq Khan has endangered the wrath of London drivers today by urging Congressional chiefs to revive the despised High Street Kensington Cycle Lane.Photo: Cyclists protest lane closure in December
Prior to the crunch meeting later this month, the mayor of labor (pictured) is pushing for a new poll claiming that more than half of the locals support the plan.
Prior to the meeting, Kahn said today that a survey by ICM Unlimited, which called more than 1,000 locals, showed that 56% of people supported the plan.
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September 28-The Kensington Council has begun installing lanes, saying it will increase the number of people who have access to High Street during a pandemic.
October 14-Work completed
November 12-Resident groups and local businesses have written to the council that the plan is “non-functional” and is damaging the local economy.
November 29-Council confirms that Lane will be removed after companies and residents have expressed concern
1st-Extinction Rebellion activists get off in the bike lane and protest its removal
Second-Activists glue to work vans and temporarily suspend removal work
7th-The council confirms that all bollards have been removed.
March 3-Sadiq Khan is calling for a revival of the plan after a survey claiming that 56% of locals support the project.
However, the council appeared to question the poll, saying it had received complaints from residents that the survey questions were “weighted.”
About 30% strongly or slightly opposed the project.
Regarding the investigation, Kahn said: ‘Last year’s removal of the new regular bike lane was not only an unacceptable waste of money, but anyone can see that a safe space for cycling on Kensington High Street is working. It was against.
“Although the number of bicycles has increased and bus travel time has decreased, the council has been shaken by some loud voices to maintain the status quo.
“I am impressed with RBKC’s commitment to prioritizing residents.
“This poll shows that residents want to ride their bikes along Kensington High Street and other major roads throughout the autonomous region.
“I urge the Council to make the right decision and work with TfL to revive the cycle lane.”
But today’s council seemed to question the investigation.In a statement Evening standard, A spokesperson said:’Our residents raised concerns, so we asked the Mayor of London to look at the questions and methodologies behind this investigation.
“We received complaints that the question was leading, and it was not clear by which organization the investigation was being conducted.”
Lane was set up last year after the Council was awarded more than £ 300,000 as part of Transport for London’s street space program.
However Authorities removed the lane in December after receiving 322 complaints from residents and two business organizations.
The removal of lanes used by more than 4,000 cyclists a day caused a backlash from teachers and cyclists in the autonomous region who organized the protest after the decision was announced.
Kahn deprived Tories-controlled municipalities of road control and restored lanes, threatening to repay the £ 300,000 public funds initially placed there to the head of parliament. It was.
Proponents of Extinction Rebellion sought to prevent contractors from removing the bollard at High Street Kensington, which marked a pop-up cycle lane during the blockade of Covid-19.
The line went in a strange direction when it was revealed last December that Boris Johnson’s £ 95,000 annual cycling emperor had instructed the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea not to tear the lane and promised to send his boss. It changed to. It is drawn on it.
Andrew Gilligan desperately begged the transport manager for the Kensington route in a nationwide anger with a new £ 250m bike lane that caused heavy congestion and blocked emergency vehicles in national traffic. , Made a quirky offer.
Then, in the blow to the plan, I will report in December Toxic vehicle exhaust pollutant levels have been shown to have declined in parts of southern London following the disposal of low-traffic neighborhoods (LTNs).
Nitrogen dioxide (NO2) levels rose in 11 streets south of London when residential roads were closed and fell when plans for the seven Wandsworth councils were suspended, The Telegraph reported in December. did.
According to a four-week analysis revealed in a council review, highways with significantly increased congestion were highly polluted and often stopped altogether during rush hours.
The autonomous region brought in seven LTNs in August in a government move to promote post-blockade walking and cycling.
According to a 25-page report, the test was canceled in September due to “impact on access to emergency services” and “confirmed serious and persistent traffic congestion on trunk roads, raising concerns about pollution”. Was done.
The report states that the LTN “has unexpected and unacceptable results, and the council needs to make a decision to suspend, retreat and consider them.”
Sadiq Khan wants to revive High Street Kensington Cycle Lane
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