Tag Archives: Equality Streets

Totally totalitarian?

On the Today Programme, that eminent scourge of totalitarianism, former High Court Judge, Lord Sumption, challenged edicts restricting freedom of movement and assembly. If a 75 year-old chooses to see her grandchildren and risk possible infection, rather than shut herself … Continue reading

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At last?

Cambridge has built a new roundabout embodying the change in hierarchy that usually happens when traffic lights are out of action. It seems to be the breakthrough I’v‪e been advocating for two decades. The desired shift in the balance of … Continue reading

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Misuse of public funds

The government announces a 2bn spend on protected cycle lanes. It claims to be treating causes not symptoms, yet is leaving the the fatal flaw at the heart of the system – priority – untreated. Promoting one mode at the … Continue reading

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50 to 60

The speed limit along motorway works is being raised from 50 to 60. They ‘needed’ a year-long study to show we can drive in a straight line at 60 in perfect safety. Policymaking in the traffic field is puerile and … Continue reading

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Govian sense overruled

On the subject of making it compulsory to wear a mask in enclosed public places, Michael Gove said it’s always best to trust people’s commonsense. Agreed. So why are we forbidden from using commonsense about when or what speed to go? … Continue reading

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More misdirected govt funds

“Why fund one special interest group at the expense of others? You could make roads safe for ALL users, and maintain freedom of choice, by replacing priority with equality as the central rule of the road, as explained at equalitystreets.com“. … Continue reading

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KO’d by a traffic light

In a violent end to last night’s anti-racist demo in Whitehall, a police officer was knocked off her horse and sustained a head injury from … a frigging traffic light! And those WMD – weapons of mass distraction, danger and … Continue reading

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H not HS2

With social distancing, public transport is an increasingly less viable option. Let’s pull the plug on HS2, and spend the money on eliminating bottlenecks, creating a hydrogen fuel infrastucture, redesigning streets to integrate road-users on a level playing-field, and turning … Continue reading

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Poor TfL?

TfL is getting a £1.9bn bail-out because revenue from fares and the congestion charge have collapsed. When I last looked, TfL’s budget was over £5bn a year, with 100 managers on salaries of over £100,000, with BUPA and generous pension … Continue reading

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Sledgehammer

London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, is banning cars and vans from central London “to make roads safe and improve air quality”. Of course these could be achieved without the sedgehammer blow of an outright ban: by shifting the power balance in … Continue reading

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