Why rip out the £300k KHS cycle route, for a poor £600k round-the-houses alternative?

After being half-installed for less than seven weeks, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea’s Cllr Johnnie Thalassites decided to rip out the pop-up cycle installed on Kensington High Street (KHS).  RBKC reported that it has spent over £320,000 planning and installing the scheme.  Removing the scheme will cost another £30,000.  The Mayor of London, … Continue reading Why rip out the £300k KHS cycle route, for a poor £600k round-the-houses alternative?

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At the Council: November & December 2019

An aide memoire of items I’ve noted from the boroughs where I work, rest and play, in case it is of use to others.  November has been a relatively quiet month due to general election purdah, but a few councils have snuck a few decisions through. Here’s links back to August-October, May-July,  March/ April and January/ February 2019 posts. … Continue reading At the Council: November & December 2019

No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout

In south London, the London Borough of Merton will shortly start work on two highways projects valued together at over £1million.  Neither project has been offered to the general public via consultation, nor have they been presented to council committees for scrutiny or approval. In Merton, that’s perfectly fine and normal. In July 2019, Merton … Continue reading No consultation, no scrutiny (1): Merton Council’s £900,000 project to replace the Figges Marsh roundabout