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‘A disgrace’: London’s deputy mayor for transport slams legal action by Westminster Council to block CS11

PUBLISHED: 12:11 06 August 2018

Heidi Alexander, pictured as an MP at the Labour Party conference in 2015. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

Heidi Alexander, pictured as an MP at the Labour Party conference in 2015. Picture: Gareth Fuller/PA

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London’s new deputy mayor for transport has said legal action to block the CS11 and Swiss Cottage gyratory is a “disgrace.”

The scene of the crash at Old Street roundabout. Picture: Jon GrantThe scene of the crash at Old Street roundabout. Picture: Jon Grant

In a speech to the Active Travel Summit in London last week, Heidi Alexander said she was frustrated with Westminster Council for bringing a judicial review against CS11.

The former Lewisham East MP said: “A week ago, it was announced Westminster Council had successfully sought an injunction to stop us starting work to remove the gyratory at Swiss Cottage.

“Anyone who has ever set foot outside of that Tube station will know that you are immediately confronted with five lanes of busy traffic – a hostile, unpleasant environment for anyone walking or on a bike.

“In a week when a woman was in hospital fighting for her life [Sarah Doone, who was hit by a cement truck at Old Street roundabout], Westminster Council stopped Transport for London from starting work on a scheme a few miles away to reduce road danger. It’s a disgrace.”

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