That’s the call from Lib Dem opposition councillors following news that the Aylesbury Estate redevelopment will not included segregated cycle lanes – despite it being promised by Labour councillors on a number of occasions.
Instead developer Notting Hill Housing Trust (NHHT) – with the apparent backing of the council – seems set to offer only painted cycle lanes on new roads, which will run alongside busses and cars.
It marks another policy u-turn on cycle safety by the Labour administration, which had previously indicated it had come round to the idea of segregated lanes. In pre-election hustings earlier this year, the Labour council leader said he was in favour of segregated cycle lanes. Just two weeks ago, the Labour cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport told local media he had asked NHHT to “look at the options for segregation” on the new roads.
Liberal Democrat councillors are backing campaign group Stop Killing Cyclists’ call for segregated lanes to be included in Albany Road and Thurlow Street in the new Aylesbury masterplan.
The Labour council needs to stop dithering and start delivering on cycle safety.