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Transport Secretary admits new cycle lanes are leaving roads 'backed up' with traffic [subscription]

Grant Shapps warns he is 'not prepared to tolerate' badly designed closures and cycle lanes, imposing 'sweeping changes' to communities

Sunday, 18 October 2020

Times Online

  • The Government must steer us out of Covid transport chaos [subscription]At last, someone is getting a grip on the chaos on Britainís roads. Since the start of the pandemic, drivers have been subjected to a gamut of ridiculous new restrictions on their ability to get around. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, decided that Covid necessitated a transformation in travel, and called on local authorities to refashion their roads, with the aim of making it easier to walk and cycle. The result has been a mess: road closures that have merely diverted traffic onto other routes and caused congestion, ďpop-upĒ cycle lanes that are rarely used, and street narrowing programmes that have put people off visiting local high streets.

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