Carlton Reid 26/03/21
A Freedom of Information (FoI) investigation of NHS ambulance trusts in England, Scotland and Wales has found that none were opposed to the new pop-up cycleways or “low traffic neighbourhoods” (LTNs) installed during the COVID-19 lockdown last year.
The FoI requests were placed by member organisation Cycling UK.
The so-called “active travel” schemes were funded by the Department for Transport via local authorities to increase cycling and walking during the pandemic.
Last year, several U.K. newspapers reported that LTNs were leading to delayed response times from ambulance crews and that they were examples of a “war on the motorist.”