In May 2020, shortly after the Covid pandemic started, the Department for Transport gave London Boroughs and the Mayor of London the right to make a number of emergency changes to London’s roads, without consultation. Whilst the logic of the Mayor being able to act quickly during the pandemic was reasonable, Sadiq Khan took the opportunity to force through some very ill-thought-out schemes.
One of these schemes saw the three lanes of Park Lane changed so that one was a cycle lane, a second was a bus lane and just one lane was left for private cars. Since these changes were introduced I have received countless letters and emails from constituents pointing out these ill-considered changes were increasing congestion and worsening both traffic flow and air quality.
Now, nearly two and a half years after they were introduced, Transport for London has finally launched a consultation on whether or not to make these changes permanent.
I am concerned that the Mayor will do everything possible to ignore residents and force these changes through.
In order to try and stop this from happening, please:
Let me know your thoughts by filling in my survey below
Click here to fill in the TfL consultation