Weʼre raising £150,000 to help with legal fees in the event of a legal challenge against any decision by TfL or the Mayor to proceed with Cycle Superhighway 11
- London Borough of Camden, United Kingdom
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- 50 days to go
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Funds will be returned to donors if we decide not to proceed, for example, if TfL decide not to pursue CS11. Full details at www.cs11.london
TfL’s public consultation for Cycle Superhighway 11 closed on 20 March 2016. TfL published a summary of consultation responses on 3 August 2016 claiming that no decision has been made on the scheme. Claiming a 60% support rate, TfL omitted from statistics briefed to the press the 3,873 objections lodged by petition which if properly counted would have shown clear majority opinion opposed to the scheme.
On the morning the consultation summary was published, Val Shawcross (Deputy Mayor, Transport) announced of CS11: “The mayor has said he want to see [it] built. We want to proceed with it with some improvements”.
This is a scheme designed to displace the free-flowing arterial traffic of Swiss Cottage and turn it into stop-go congestion on the residential streets of Hampstead, Belsize Park, St John’s Wood, Swiss Cottage, Primrose Hill and neighbouring communities.
This scheme dramatically restricts access to and routes through Regent’s Park by closing most of the gates most of the time.
This scheme dramatically reduces road capacity while deliberately taking no account of the years of HS2 construction traffic that will need to use Swiss Cottage, Adelaide Road and other key routes.
TfL have failed to adequately take into account the effects on those large sections of the community who will face significantly more stressful, difficult, and prolonged journeys from increased congestion due to reduced road capacity at Swiss Cottage by 50% (ten lanes currently down to five planned for CS11)
TfL are turning a blind ear to residents and are intent on railroading CS11 through. If they decide to do so, we may mount a legal challenge by way of judicial review against them. We need funds to do so.
The amount being raised as funds will pay for solicitors and barristers fees and other incidental costs.
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J Learmond-Criquia month ago
Thanks to all of you who have contributed to date. We have had £4,300 in pledges and £4,397 in donations so we are slowly getting up to speed on raising funds. Do keep the funds coming in and do tell your friends of our endeavours. I will be in touch with more news when I have it. Do see an article I wrote in our local paper the Ham and High yesterday. Thanks again for all your support.
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Oct 24, 2016
Good luck. You are doing a great jon
Oct 24, 2016
Thank you for taking the lead. I am NOT anti bike but just this ill thought out scheme. When will Tfl realise that they work for the population in general and not to further their pet projects?
Oct 23, 2016
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