Campaign Seeks to Prevent Further 'Plebgate' Incidents
In the wake of the 'Plebgate' incident at Downing Street, we are seeking to prevent similar incidents in nearby King Charles Street.
The entrance to King Charles Street
Vehicular access to King Charles Street from Parliament Street is currently restricted by a security guard and rising bollards. Westminster is proposing to pass a traffic order formally restricting access by vehicles, including cycles.
We have objected to this order on the grounds that it contravenes the council's policy to 'allow cyclists to turn at junctions and enter streets where certain movements by motor vehicles are banned as part of a traffic management or environmental scheme...’ It would certainly be convenient for people who work in the government departments on King Charles Street to be able to cycle into it – as well as prevent altercations between cabinet ministers and the police.
This post was edited by dominicfee at 7:28am 31 March 2015.