LCC Reaction to Judicial Review of CS11

LCC is very disappointed that today’s result of the Judicial Review called by Westminster Council of the planned new Cycle Superhighway 11 has kicked this vital segregated cycle route into touch. In calling a halt to the scheme the judge has clearly said that there were procedural problems in the way TfL has taken CS11 forward. That shouldn’t have happened and TfL needs to sort itself out.

But this case has also shown that Westminster Council is seeking to lay down endless conditions for supporting CS11 - including as regards what happens in other boroughs - revealing that they actually don’t want to see it happen at all. The real casualty in all of this is the public for whom an essential safe cycling route will be further delayed.

TfL needs to improve, but Westminster Council must stop using procedural tactics to veto cycling schemes and instead demonstrate genuine commitment to reducing the congestion that is blighting our city by making it safer and easier for Londoners to cycle.