Department for Transport say councils must give walking and cycling schemes time -

Steven Edwards

Three councils are currently facing court action for removing cycle lanes

Minister of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris said that the government would shortly be issuing guidance

to all local transport authorities 'making it clear' that school streets, low traffic neighbourhoods, and cycle lanes, should be given time to have an impact.

The DfT say local authorities must 'always' leave cycling and walking schemes in place long enough to be properly assessed after it was revealed three councils face court action for removing cycle lanes.

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