BBC presenter Nick Robinson criticised for claiming drivers can’t use their cars in LTNs – road.cc
31 March 2021, 12:56
There’s been plenty of criticism for BBC presenter Nick Robinson this morning after he claimed that many people live in low traffic neighbourhoods where you can’t use your car. Robinson has been accused of lying and was corrected on Twitter by many people including an LTN resident who said they have no problem driving to their house.
In the BBC Radio 4 Today (link is external) interview with Green Party co-leader Jonathan Bartley, Robinson said: “More and more councils are doing these low traffic neighbourhoods where you don’t even have those exemptions, you cannot use your car.” Bartley agreed with the statement, saying it was proof of what happens if you don’t plan schemes properly.
Last week the BBC justified a report about LTNs which critics said was “shameful” and “embarked on its own journey to stir up a manufactured culture war”. A statement by the broadcaster said the report needed to use examples of “the passions LTNs have provoked” and hadn’t normalised death threats or vandalism.