Cycle Superhighway scuppered as Mayor confirms CS11 “isn't happening"

Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has admitted that the plans for CS11 have been shelved.

The mayor told The Ham and High that he is angry at the actions of Westminster Council after they successfully challenged Transport for London's plans to go ahead in developing a portion of the route around the Swiss Cottage gyratory system.

The mayor stated that he is looking to work with councils, such as Camden and Islington in a bid to make London more cycle orientated.

Westminster council's legal challenge centred around the fact TfL should have modelled what would happen to traffic in Westminster if it only built the Swiss Cottage part of CS11.  

A spokesperson for TfL stated that they will look to work together with boroughs to create a healthy environment and reduce pedestrian and cycle casualties.

They also stated that the dangers pertaining to the Swiss Cottage gyratory system still need addressing. High Court Judge, Sir Ross Cranston, was critical of the mayor and TfL after Westminster Council successfully applied for a judicial review, with the judge saying that the mayor had “not even taken up the reins” of his transport strategy.

Campaigner Jessica Learmond-Criqui, who also brought an injunction against CS11, said that she and a number of Hampstead groups were hoping to work “holistically” to improve transport infrastructure in the NW3 area.

TfL said that it had spent £42,619 fighting the court action and was in dialogue with Westminster Council over legal fees. 

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