Replacing motoring lanes with cycle lanes damages the economy

Richard Wellings appears on BBC Radio London

Richard Wellings appeared on BBC Radio London to discuss the Mayor's proposal to increase public transport spending.

Dr Wellings discussed the harmful economic impact of decreasing motoring lanes in favour of cycling lanes. Arguing that there is an anti-car bias at Transport For London, Dr Wellings cites the statistic that, within London, cars still handle more passenger traffic than the tube, buses and trains combined. As you move farther outside central London, there are miles and miles of cycle lanes with no one using them. Though cycle lanes can be useful, it is the interference of bureaucrats and politicians that often cause these projects to be badly designed or put in the wrong location.

Listen to the full programme here. Segment begins at 2:45.00