Tower Hamlets: Lutfur Rahman’s bid to end traffic calming hits the buffers | Evening Standard
Campaigners have claimed an early victory in a battle to prevent a mayor from ripping out traffic-calming measures across an east London borough.
Lutfur Rahman had launched a consultation on his “reopening the roads” pledge in the summer after being re-elected mayor of Tower Hamlets in May.
It would have been one of the biggest reversals of the trend to favour “active travel” over motor vehicles in the capital.
Many residents feared this would “destroy four years of street improvements” in the London borough with the lowest car ownership and make walking and cycling more dangerous by reopening residential roads to through traffic.