London’s Swiss Cottage to West End superhighway is the latest scheme to face opposition. For improvements such as this to succeed, continued public support is vital otherwise a naysaying minority will be the only voice heard
Thursday 17 March 2016 07.00 GMT
What is it about cycling that destroys some people’s sense of proportion? As London fractionally reduces space for cars, and fractionally increases space for cyclists and pedestrians, some influential figures have quite seriously compared it to world war two.
Lord Lawson, the former chancellor of the exchequer, says that the building of segregated cycle superhighways is “doing more damage to London than almost anything since the Blitz.” Nick Ferrari, the radio presenter, says that “this damned superhighway … is doing more damage to London than the Luftwaffe.”
The London Blitz killed 25,000 people.