Tag Archives: Equality Streets
Interminable airtime is given over to child sexual abuse, but despite endless pitches to the Today Programme and other media outlets, state abuse involving over 20,000 avoidable deaths and life-changing injuries on our roads, annually, don’t get a look-in.
18 March 2018. The woman killed by a driverless car, Elaine Herzberg, 49, was crossing the road outside a designated crosswalk. The AI machine had only learned to detect pedestrians on crosswalks! So human error/stupidity and system error/stupidity killed her, … Continue reading
When you know about a subject, you are usually dismayed by the media’s portrayal or politicians’ grasp of it. Boris’s self-satisfied vauntings about his transport infrastructure plans are no exception. “Tree-dappled” my foot! What a disappointing bunch they are, Johnson, … Continue reading
So the HS2 juggernaut set in motion by Adonis is going ahead. Johnson lacked the balls to pull the plug. Over £100 billion, which could be invested so much more constructively elsewhere, will be sunk into ripping up pristine countryside … Continue reading
More negligence in traffic policy emerged with the news that in the last five years, 38 avoidable deaths have occurred on the hard shoulder, or emergency lane, of “smart” motorways. An increase in capacity should not entail an increase in … Continue reading
Top of BBC’s news coverage today was the “catalogue of maternity failures at Margate Hospital” which led to the death of Harry Richford, just one week old. The coroner ruled it was “wholly avoidable”. The loss of a young life … Continue reading
When I first blogged about HS2, in 2012, the estimated cost was £32bn. Today a leaked report put the figure at £106bn. Grant Shapps, show your mettle and stamp it out now, and talk to me about how to spend … Continue reading
“Labour is the party that stood against cuts,” said Keir Starmer today. Yes, and like the other parties, it fails to see the scope in traffic system reform for social transformation and beneficial cuts. Ditto the media.
The congestion charge exemption for sub-75 g/km vehicles ends in Oct 2021, and from 2025, zero emissions cars will lose their exemption too. Sadiq Khan’s rationale? Traffic pollution damages health and development. We know that. But zero emissions cars emit … Continue reading