Cycling UK takes court action over “unlawful” cycle lane removal – Cycle Industry News
Mark Sutton25 February, 2021
Cycling UK has upped the pressure on “irrational” opposition of cycling schemes with the announcement that it will take legal action over West Sussex County Council’s decision to remove a popular cycle lane introduced during the lockdown.
The charity applied for a judicial review on Wednesday against the removal of the Upper Shoreham Road scheme, which had been well received, in particular by parents of local schools and nurseries. Evidence collected showed that over 30,000 bicycle journeys were made on the route during its short tenure; the less than two months spanning September 25th to November 24th.
What’s more, the cycling charity has referred the council to its own evidence that there was no negative impact on journey times, nor air quality as a result of the installation, which was primarily made up of wands segregating cyclists from the bulk of the traffic.