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Letters to the editor: Issue 549 9 Jul 2010

Pedestrian guardrailing – greenwash and hogwash

John Russell, Edinburgh

Doug Stewart claims (without substantiation) that Londoners are mystified by the removal of pedestrian guardrail from London’s streets, and goes on to reassert the supposed (but equally unsubstantiated) safety benefits of guardrail. He dismisses the research basis of the recent DfT Local Transport Note 2/09, which found no evidence to support such safety benefits, as pseudo-science and error. And any environmental considerations are simply ‘greenwash’. There is indeed plenty...

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