Following the case of MINI Holland supporters hitting back at campaigners who petitioned the Mayor of London to reverse the cycling scheme, Rachel Aldred, Reader in Transport from the Faculty of Architecture and Built Environment, expressed her support for MINI Holland.

Referring to supporters of the petition, Rachel said: “A key reason why people don’t walk and cycle and don’t let their kids walk, cycle or play locally, is that they are scared by traffic danger or put-off by pollution.

“So one way of encouraging walking and cycling is to reduce the amount of motor traffic using residential streets so they can become calmer and safer.”

“In London prioritising sustainable modes of transport works – bus priority in the 1990s and 2000s - helped shift large numbers of people out of cars by making bus use more attractive.”

Read the whole article on East London & West Essex Guardian.

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