Monday, March 25, 2019
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Exhibition Road...The £30m ‘Naked Street’ Failure : Kensington To Stops Trying To Mix Cars And People
'Safer' 20mph Zones Have Led To A Rise In The Number Of Road Deaths, But May Prove Too Costly To Reverse.
Reducing the speed limit to 20mph has caused a rise in death and serious injuries, a council has admitted, but is refusing to reverse the scheme because it will cost too much.
Bath and North East Somerset Council spent £871,000 bringing in the 13 new speed zones just 12 months ago.
But one year on, a report has found that the rate of people killed or seriously injured has gone up in seven out of the 13 new 20mph zones.
The review of the traffic control measures warns that this is a problem nationally, adding: "There is no simple explanation for this adverse trend but it could be that local people perceive the area to be safer due to the presence of the 20mph restrictions and thus are less diligent when walking and crossing roads, cycling or otherwise travelling."
Despite the council's own report concluding that there is "little in the way of persuasive argument for continuing the programme in the future", deputy leader Patrick Anketell-Jones has admitted there simply isn't the money available to reverse the 20mph zones.
The Conservative councillor said: "It has cost over £800,000 to roll out the 20mph zone and it would probably cost the same to reverse them.
"We just haven't got the money. I'm pretty sure the 20mph zones will stay in place for the foreseeable future."
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Black Cabs Can’t Take Disabled To Hospital and Cancer Centre, Yet MPs Advised To Travel in Black Cabs For Security Reasons
We will be also be coming back Monday and Wednesday of next week
Take a look at this photo, then look again, you’ll see a children’s intensive care ambulance trying to get to @UCLchildhealth through the contrived gridlock in Bury Place, the people who implemented this madness now give themselves "cleaner air" awards.
Hang your heads in shame.
Bishopsgate Buses averaging 5 passengers.
Sadiq Khan's and TfL's war against Taxis, using the guise of pollution, via imagined statistics and manufactured gridlock, is about grabbing passengers out of cabs and shoving them into buses and onto the tube, which is 30 times more polluted than out side in the streets above.