It has been announced that the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington’s Council have decided to remove the new cycle lane on Kensington High Street. This is excellent news for local people and businesses.
Many local people, residents’ associations and firms had expressed their concern over the new cycle scheme. Assembly Member for West Central Tony Devenish and Kensington’s MP Felicity Buchan joined forces to represent local views and oppose the cycle lane. The new scheme led to the narrowing of the busy Kensington High Street which has resulted in increased worries over air quality and congestion.
While it is clear that the High Street is not the right place for a cycle lane, Tony and Felicity have encouraged the Council to consider alternative locations for new cycle lanes, in order to promote cycling in Kensington.
Today, following Tony and Felicity’s efforts, the Council decided to listen to local people’s view and aims to remove the cycle lane as soon as possible.
West Central Assembly Member, Tony Devenish said, “Public consultation is so important, the Royal Borough has got this right. Thank you to RBKC’s officers and members.”
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