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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 […]
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 […]
High Street Kensington Cycle Lane
The cycle lane on High Street Kensington is the only protected cycle lane in the whole of RBKC. It’s already a success. Cycling numbers have more than doubled even within a few weeks, and congestion is actually lower than before the scheme was put in. We need to keep it, and we need your help.
Usable Network for Cycling in Kensington & Chelsea
There are over 200 kms of road in RBKC. None have physically separated bike lanes. About 9 kms have been labelled as “Quietways”, making up under 5% of the total road network. In many places, they are obviously not usable by many people, and wouldn’t comply with current Government standards. Pretty much none are appropriate for more vulnerable users such as children.
During the pandemic we have all had a little more time to explore our neighbourhoods. As we come out of lockdown and enjoy the sun and all the new outdoor seating popping up, we perhaps are rediscovering what it is like to not just see our streets as roads and places to park cars but places to be in our local neighbourhoods. These do not just have to be places to eat and drink – they can be places where we can just sit and relax, for communities to enjoy, meet neighbours and friends for a chat, where children can play and places that are nice to walk or cycle through. They are places that can have trees and plants to improve air quality, increase biodiversity, connect communities; create networks of quiet streets that encourage walking and cycling, support wellbeing, reduces noise levels and make it safer; support local businesses and create new opportunities.
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