Tower Hamlets Council set to re-open roads to traffic -Transport Xtra
Tower Hamlets Council is seeking to scrap road closures introduced as part of the borough’s Liveable Streets programme.
This was one of the pledges of Lutfur Rahman, who was elected new mayor in May. His Aspire party won a majority, replacing the Labour administration, which had introduced the “liveable streets” to tackle congestion and air pollution and to encourage more residents to cycle, walk and use public transport.
The new administration said it will review the restrictions where they have added to congestion on main roads, obstructed emergency vehicles and made it hard for vulnerable residents to access their streets.