Monday 23 September 2002 7.49am
Cant help but agree with David's comments - certainly the traffic redirection has meant far worse traffic jams, plus the surrounding residential roads which will probably have far more children etc about will become far busier. But then since in housing terms they are far more public rather than private in nature - can't help but think the Balance
seems all wrong on this one (benefit vs cost).
If you look at middle england, the NIMBYs seem to have far more succes on campaigning against / for things that will impact their standard of living and property prices than anyone in innner cities. It seems the impact is spreading to those in inner cities who have the poshest voices.