‘Roads are for all users’: Tao Geoghegan Hart and others criticise council for removing £700,000 cycle lane due to a small number of complaints

The local authority is removing the segregated cycle lane, used by 4,000 people a day, after just seven weeks

A London council has been criticised by Tao Geoghegan Hart and others for removing a £700,000 cycling lane after receiving a relatively small number of complaints from residents. 

Kensington and Chelsea council has announced it will be removing a segregated cycle lane on Kensington High Street just seven weeks after it was opened. 

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.