The much anticipated Transport for London report on the Battersea Bridge Safety Improvements scheme has landed! This scheme proposed changes to the lethal junction where Jack Ryan was killed while jogging in January 2021 and a woman suffered life-changing injuries while cycling exactly one year later. After a great campaign by a local resident, TfL […]
While thousands of people continue to risk their lives daily travelling by bike on High Street Kensington, there’s been no change since the protected cycle lanes were removed well over 2 years ago. Here’s the latest on our campaign to make this important road safe. Judicial review of High Street Kensington decision As Better Streets […]
Better Streets Kensington & Chelsea response to Battersea Bridge safety improvement scheme 19 January 2023 Please respond to this quick survey today! The Battersea Bridge safety improvement scheme closes on Tuesday 24 January, and it’s vital that we make this dangerous area safer for everyone walking, wheeling and cycling. In question 3 of the survey […]
Press release: EMBARGOED for release midday 1st April, 2022 Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea welcomes first Chelsea Tractor Show, celebrating cars and the climate Held in the lead up to world-famous Chelsea Flower Show Country show prizes, picnics and free parking Chelsea Tractor Show dates and details for 2022 The Royal Borough of Kensington […]
18th June, 2020 Dear Councillor Campbell, dear Elizabeth, You will no doubt be aware that we have had no choice but to proceed with a Judicial Review of your decision not to re-instate the cycle lanes that you unlawfully removed just weeks into a trial scheduled to last up to 18 months. Our claim papers […]
Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea follows up in its judicial review against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
19th May, 2021 Dear Councillor Campbell, dear Elizabeth, dear Leadership Team, Today the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) have, on our behalf, sent a pre-action protocol letter concerning your decision of 17th March, 2021 not to re-instate the cycle lanes on High Street Kensington. You will recall that last year you removed a safety scheme after […]
Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea sets out a plan for RBKC to rebuild trust and deliver on promises for active travel and climate
Following the removal in December of the protected cycle lane on High Street Kensington after only seven weeks, today volunteer group Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea (Better Streets) has given the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) a plan for the council to solve their self-inflicted legal problems, start delivering on national policy, show their commitment to being leaders in active travel, and stand by their declaration of climate emergency.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is calling on the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) to reinstate protected cycle lanes on Kensington High Street after independent research found a clear majority of local residents support them. RBKC removed the cycle lanes last year just seven weeks after building them. The council are set to revisit the decision at a meeting in two weeks’ time, on March 17.
Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea follows steps in its judicial review against the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and demands the reinstatement of the Protected Cycle Lanes on High Street Kensington
18th January 2021 [LONDON] Today the Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) has written to the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) on behalf of its client, Better Streets for Kensington and Chelsea (Better Streets). The letter is a further pre-action protocol letter, following an earlier letter of 23rd December, and is a response to RBKC’s letter to ELF of 8th January. The correspondence is available on Better Streets’ website.