High Court rules with cab trade’s bid to halt cycle lane rollout – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton 21 January, 2021
London’s taxi trade has won a High Court ruling challenging Mayor Sadiq Khan’s Streetspace plan which sought to manage the Covid-19 pandemic by making streets safer for pedestrians and cyclists.
The case United Trade Action Group Ltd & Anor, R (On the Application Of) v Transport for London & Anor saw Mrs Justice Lang rule that it was unlawful to close sections of London’s roads off to certain vehicles, including Taxis.
The ruling may now see some road space handed back on the grounds that Transport for London allegedly failed to distinguish taxis from general traffic. The Taxi organisation argued that the vehicles are a form of public transport. Interim Guidance offered to Boroughs has now been barred from further roll out, which will undoubtedly see a reduction in the number of pop-up cycle lanes and Low Traffic Neighbourhoods.