Black cab drivers' association launches judicial review against Embankment cycle path

Mayor’s cycle superhighway should have planning permission, claim LTDA

The Licensed Taxi Driver’s Association (LTDA) has launched a judicial review against Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s cycle superhighway which is already being built along the embankment.

According to the BBC’s transport correspondent Tom Edwards, the LTDA say the cycle superhighway on Embankment is too major to fall under permitted development and should have planning permission.

When Johnson announced the decision to build the cycle path back in February, the LTDA initially described it as an “abomination”, and said they would launch a judicial review.

LTDA boss Steve McNamara, who has also described cyclists as “the ISIS of London”, subsequently backed down from pursuing the judicial review, saying he didn’t want “blood on his hands” if any cyclists were killed if a judicial review delayed construction of the cycle facilities.

Now it seems the LTDA has changed track.

Angry Twitter users are already calling for a boycott of black cabs.


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  • Anonymous

    To ride on the road, first thing they should have is a cycling proficiency qualification, as well as penalties for breaching the code, like cyclists who constantly jump red lights.
    Cyclists should also have insurance as many accidents are caused by their reckless riding.

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  • Bit pointless really, wonder who will be making the planning decision if they win anyway.....!

    Although the point of being the ISIS of London is a point well made. - A lot of London cyclist take no care towards pedestrians (or other road users) and will happily plough through people on a pedestrians crossing even if its on red for the cyclist.

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