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TfL withdraws controversial bus lane scheme

Consultation document pictureLocal campaigners were delighted at the news that, following a local consultation, Transport for London (TfL) has decided to call off plans for a contraflow bus lane in Battersea Bridge Road.

Thanking those who had provided help and support, Sara Milne of the Battersea Bridge Road Residents Association said, "This is a positive decision that will benefit hundreds of residents that would have been badly affected by its introduction."

TfL's letter to residents does not directly cite the level of protests as a reason for withdrawing the scheme, choosing to focus on 'other operational and tranport planning factors' such as the forthcoming closure for around eighteen months of Albert Bridge for bridge strengthening works.

However, local councillor John Hallmark sees the scheme as "dead in the water" and congratulates local residents on their superb joint effort.

You can see a summary of the consultation responses here or a copy of the report can be requested by calling TfL Customer Services on 0845 305 1234.

Date posted: 6 October 2009