In the Evening Standard: Sadiq Khan urged to use legal powers to prevent East End LTNs being axed
I was quoted alongside Sian Berry, Green London Assembly Member, in a piece in the Evening Standard on Berry’s request that London Mayor Sadiq Khan uses GLA powers to prevent removal of Tower Hamlets LTNs.
More information about the question is here: https://cllrnathaliebienfait.net/sian-berry-am-pushes-sadiq-khan-on-tower-hamlets-ltns/
My quote is as follows:
“Nathalie Bienfait, a Green councillor in Tower Hamlets, said there was huge support in the council’s own consultation for retaining the schemes, which do not prevent local journeys by car but are designed to prevent “rat-running” by motorists looking to divert through residential areas.
“You would be hard-pressed to find any consultation in London that was so supportive of the scheme,” she told the Standard.
“In general, people in Tower Hamlets are really disappointed, despite the local mayor having won a majority at the election.”
The full article is accessible here (free of charge but must register to read): https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/sadiq-khan-legal-powers-stop-east-end-ltns-axed-lutfur-rahman-tower-hamlets-b1113371.html