Wednesday, February 4, 2015

McDonald's Drive-thru Update

Ealing Council planning committee approved the McDonald's Drive through at tonight's meeting. But it seems the project should never have got to this stage in its present form. Ealing Council's planning department said that TfL had approved the plans, but Andrew Gilligan, the Mayor's Commissioner for Cycling tonight called them "well below cycling superhighway standards and potentially unsuitable for both pedestrians and cyclists." The good news is that Pat Hayes, Director for Regeneration and Housing at Ealing Council, and responsible for planning and transport, has acknowledged the current scheme would have considerable negative impacts on cyclists. He has promised to make sure that the design is changed and that the superhighway is not compromised.