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Bigger and blanker, part two

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According to Mary Creagh, the next Labour Government will

  • make a swift decision on airport expansion in the national interest.

What does that mean? Presumably, it means Labour has revived its policy of expanding Heathrow airport — but would rather not say, until after it had won an election.

  • support any city that wants London-style buses and smart, integrated tickets to have them.

What’s the financial implications of “supporting any city that wants London-style buses”? The policy could easily cost £1 billion a year, every year.

  • ensure that all heavy goods vehicles are fitted with safety devices to protect pedestrians and cyclists.

Great. But what’s the overall effect on cycling casualties?

What’s really needed, is much more segregation of cyclists from motorised traffic. In Birmingham, there’s no sign whatsoever of the Labour-run council reallocating roadspace to cycles.


Written by beleben

September 23, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Posted in Birmingham, Centro

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