Tag Archives: Equality Streets

Sunak’s “sin”

Professor John Adams challenges the validity of safety claims made for seat belts. His risk compensation theory, as I understand it, says that the safer you feel inside your insulated cabin, the more likely you are to take risks and … Continue reading

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Taking back control?

Now Keir Starmer’s at it, talking about taking back control. Doubtless he has no intention of letting drivers decide when or what speed to go. Driving by context instead of numbers is probably too subtle a concept for any politician … Continue reading

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Blinkered Panorama

I stumbled upon a BBC Panorama last night, about the relationship between drivers and cyclists. It covered similar ground to another Panorama (?) that aired a year or two ago, presented by the same Richard Bilton. Like other commentators on … Continue reading

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No alternative?

No alternative to tax hikes and painful cuts to plug “the fiscal black hole” (of £50bn)? The IFS says they are inevitable, and the commentators I hear or read all agree. But of course there is a source of beneficial … Continue reading

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System evils

Yesterday, I crossed from Piccadilly to Leicester Sq. I had a good gap, but disobeyed the pedestrian light. It prompted a van driver not only to honk angrily but to swerve towards me, presumably venting his frustration at a hundred … Continue reading

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So obvious

It’s extraordinary that an inherently lethal system is backed by public funds and the law of the land. Over 20,000 humans are killed and seriously hurt on our roads every year, with tens of billions supporting a system that makes roads … Continue reading

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Rage against the lights

Who will rid us of the meddlesome geeks who impose dysfunctional, high-cost regulation which fails to keep us safe and ruins air quality, quality of life and space for all road-users?

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One-eyed man in the country of the blind

Difficult, even eye-watering choices, Jeremy Hunt? No, there is low-hanging fruit that experts, politicians and media folk routinely overlook, a field of public spending that consumes tens of billions to universal detriment. This public disservice somehow slips below the radar of … Continue reading

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Cuts – the usual suspects

Radio 4’s PM wheels on various guests about possible spending cuts. Yesterday it was Mel Stride MP and Paul Johnson of the IFS. Today it was Paul Scully, Minister for local govt. “Where there is any fat,” asks Evan Davis, … Continue reading

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Re-directing £6m?

Following email correspondence in which I proposed pedestrian priority for Minehead, I had a meeting on 7 September 2022 with LibDem county councillor for transport, Mike Rigby. He played devil’s advocate, but I discussed objections, and followed up with further … Continue reading

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