Council axing Kensington cycle lanes after just seven weeks told to refund £300,000 of Government cash | Evening Standard
Ross Lydall 30/11/20
A Tory council was today facing demands to refund an estimated £300,000 of Government cash after deciding to rip-out controversial cycle lanes in Kensington High Street.
Kensington and Chelsea council said work to remove the lanes would start on Wednesday – sparking a massive backlash including from the borough’s teachers and cyclists.
Will Norman, the Mayor of London’s walking and cycling commissioner, said he would seek to recover the Government cash so it could be reallocated by Transport for London to other boroughs.
He said he was furious that cyclists were being injured and killed but the council had now blocked three major safety schemes.