Race to legalise e-scooters ‘not safe or sensible’

A charity which represents blind and visually impaired people has written to the DfT urging it to rethink plans to legalise electric scooters, warning they contribute to a ‘dangerous, frightening, intimidating and hostile’ urban environment.

Hackney steps up introduction of School Streets

School Streets will be introduced at almost every primary school in Hackney by September, as part of ‘radical’ plans to protect vulnerable road users from an increase in traffic as lockdown eases. 

New powers for councils to keep cyclists safe

Authorities in London are being given new powers to crack down on the misuse of cycle lanes, as part of wider plans to build a ‘greener, healthier and more resilient transport network’.