Bike lane that 'caused congestion' found to be blocked by parked cars most of the time

A study has revealed the £320,000 bike lane in Kensington that was recently ripped out was blocked by parked cars 80 per cent of the time

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A London bike lane costing hundreds of thousands of pounds that was removed after the local council said it was causing congestion, was blocked by parked cars 80 per cent of the time.

The segregated cycle lane on Kensington High Street, which cost £320,000, was pulled down just seven weeks after opening, a move criticised by Giro d'Italia champion Tao Geoghegan Hart as well as campaign groups.

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