London’s Tory mayoral candidates are stuck in the past on cycling

When the free-market case for bike infrastructure is so clear, why won’t Conservative candidates embrace it?

Among his many claims to political prominence, both good and bad, Boris Johnson was notable as a Conservative who built a lot of bike lanes fairly quickly (at least in the end).

Similarly, much of New York City’s bike renaissance was launched by Michael Bloomberg, the three-term mayor who, as a billionaire media tycoon and Republican, had more in common with most Bond villains than your stereotypical wind-in-the-hair bike advocate.

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Safety improvements for those who wish to cycle will continue but I believe that TfL [Transport for London] will need to be a lot more sensitive to what residents are saying about the impact of the routes on public safety and the viability of town centres.

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