Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Con charge

The charge does nothing to reduce danger and delay on roads plagued by priority rules and traffic lights. Imposed before deregulation was even tried, it's premature. TfL admits failure but still deflects blame, citing the usual suspects – roadworks, volume of traffic. When will people realise that lights are the under-reported cause of urban congestion? If you remove priority, you remove the "need" for lights and the need for speed, enabling everyone to filter. That’s how to maximise road safety and capacity, and to minimise congestion.

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