Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Grant Shapps has hit out at ‘unused’ cycle lanes clogging up traffic – blaming some town halls for misusing special funds for ‘green’ transport. The Transport Secretary declared he was ‘not prepared to tolerate’ badly designed road closures that led to traffic being ‘backed up’.  He also vented his fury at new cycle lanes that … Read more Grant Shapps admits too many new cycle lanes are ‘unused’

Bike route on Euston Road will be removed – prompting calls for OTHER lanes to be axed

A cycle lane brought in as lockdown measures eased to try and reduce car numbers in London is being removed after causing traffic chaos.  Less than six months after Transport for London announced a series of measures to cut traffic in the Capital, the Euston Road bike lane is set to be removed. Changes to … Read more Bike route on Euston Road will be removed – prompting calls for OTHER lanes to be axed

CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS: Mayor, your cycle lanes are killing my London

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner but I love whizzing around London town. Get me behind the wheel of my (fully electric) car and – toot toot! – I’m practically Mr Toad. I gaze through the windscreen with a huge smile on my face as I whir through the city. I adore every chimney pot … Read more CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS: Mayor, your cycle lanes are killing my London

CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS: Mayor, your cycle lanes are killing my London

Maybe it’s because I’m a Londoner but I love whizzing around London town. Get me behind the wheel of my (fully electric) car and – toot toot! – I’m practically Mr Toad. I gaze through the windscreen with a huge smile on my face as I whir through the city. I adore every chimney pot … Read more CHRISTOPHER BIGGINS: Mayor, your cycle lanes are killing my London

Fury as pop-up cycle lanes set up in £33m London scheme lie empty

Pop-up cycle lanes set up as part a £225million plan to get Britain moving again are lying empty while traffic is squeezing onto narrowed streets, bringing the capital to a halt, it can be revealed. MailOnline visited some of the key cycle lanes across the country at the height of the rush hour to gauge … Read more Fury as pop-up cycle lanes set up in £33m London scheme lie empty

Berlin’s left-wing officials are ordered to remove cycle lanes installed during pandemic by court

Berlin’s administrative court has ordered the city’s left-wing officials to remove cycle lanes that have been installed throughout the city during the pandemic. The court ruled that Covid-19 was unfairly used by officials as an excuse to push through their ‘traffic agenda’.  Germany’s Alternative for Germany (AfD) party filed an urgent motion which argued that the … Read more Berlin’s left-wing officials are ordered to remove cycle lanes installed during pandemic by court

London’s vast array of bike lanes lie empty

London’s vast array of new bicycle lanes were mostly empty this week despite Mayor Sadiq Khan launching a huge drive to get people to walk or cycle instead of using public transport. Photographs taken today and yesterday across the capital in the likes of Tooting, Streatham, Balham, Islington, Mayfair and Victoria showed how the lanes … Read more London’s vast array of bike lanes lie empty

How councils are closing roads but creating cycle lanes all under guise of saving us from virus 

Roads narrowed so that pavements can be widened. Streets reduced from two lanes to one. Extra cycle lanes. Town-centre parking spaces suspended. Major diversions. Under the guise of protecting us from Covid, councils all across the country have introduced a host of tough restrictions on motorists. Of course, everything necessary must be done to prevent … Read more How councils are closing roads but creating cycle lanes all under guise of saving us from virus 

How councils are closing roads but creating cycle lanes all under guise of saving us from virus 

Roads narrowed so that pavements can be widened. Streets reduced from two lanes to one. Extra cycle lanes. Town-centre parking spaces suspended. Major diversions. Under the guise of protecting us from Covid, councils all across the country have introduced a host of tough restrictions on motorists. Of course, everything necessary must be done to prevent … Read more How councils are closing roads but creating cycle lanes all under guise of saving us from virus