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Letters to the editor: Issue 549 9 Jul 2010

If urban traffic is falling, let’s give more space to cyclists

Dave du Feu, Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign, Edinburgh

Only the Association of British Drivers could come up with the conclusion that if motor traffic is reaching a peak then the response should be to build more roads!

In contrast, and perhaps less tongue-in-cheek, Spokes in Edinburgh has been arguing that falling peak-period private motor traffic gives an opportunity to reduce the space allocated to cars and to use the space instead to improve conditions for getting around the city centre by bike or on foot. Without such changes to the city...

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