Bus Lanes (Supplementary) [4]

Session date: 
October 23, 2002
Question By: 
Roger Evans
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

It appears that the Mayor and I have had the same detailed briefing on the Kensington and Chelsea bus lane. It introduces an interesting question about priority here. Kensington and Chelsea have removed the bus lanes, in one case to widen a pavement for pedestrians and in another case to put in another pedestrian crossing, which I believe Transport for London have approved as being safer than what was there before. Are you saying that you support Kensington and Chelsea - you made some positive noises about that in connection with Angie Bray - in their drive to improve pedestrian safety? Or are you saying that you support Transport for London in the objection that they have made because they think making buses travel faster is more important? Which is it, because it can't be both?

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Answer for Bus Lanes (Supplementary) [4]

Answer for Bus Lanes (Supplementary) [4]

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It appears that the Mayor and I have had the same detailed briefing on the Kensington and Chelsea bus lane. It introduces an interesting question about priority here. Kensington and Chelsea have removed the bus lanes, in one case to widen a pavement for pedestrians and in another case to put in another pedestrian crossing, which I believe Transport for London have approved as being safer than what was there before. Are you saying that you support Kensington and Chelsea - you made some positive noises about that in connection with Angie Bray - in their drive to improve pedestrian safety? Or are you saying that you support Transport for London in the objection that they have made because they think making buses travel faster is more important? Which is it, because it can't be both?