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Growing tensions over council roadspace reallocation actions


Andrew Forster
24 August 2020
A traffic filter on Barnabas Road in Hackney, east London
A traffic filter on Barnabas Road in Hackney, east London


Controversy appears to be growing over council schemes to close residential streets to vehicular traffic and reallocate more roadspace to active travel. 

Many temporary schemes are being delivered at breakneck speed using Covid-19 emergency active travel funding awarded by the DfT and devolved administrations.    

Councillors in Brighton and Hove last week received petitions with thousands of signatures for and against the retention of a road closure on the seafront and temporary...

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