Friday 23 October 2015 12.45pm
Gavin Smith wrote:
... it removes a route primarily used by residents anyway.
If so, I'm amazed how many residents drive large vans and trucks.
I think the lesson of the last few decades is clear - trying to accommodate or facilitate motor traffic in central London streets, away from the through routes, is futile. Either it just plain doesn't work or else traffic increases to fill the extra capacity and we're back to square one having spent lots of public money and even further increased the traffic-related hazards to all of us.
In my view, the priorities should be:
3. Public transport
... and if that increases the pain for users of private/commercial motor vehicles, so be it.
(BTW I live in the area under discussion and I own - and sometimes use - a car.)