Thursday, 25 February 2010

More car-centric BBC News

BBC’s Breakfast show this morning had a report on the growing number of roadworks on Britain’s streets. Apparently they cause shocking distress to motorists, who are often obliged to queue.

Needless to say the impact of roadworks on pedestrians and cyclists was completely outside the frame of reference of this report, because “we” all drive and “we” are only affected if "we" are behind a steering wheel.

This live report was from Bristol, a city which the report asserted had been very successful at reducing congestion. And this we know to be true. Bristol is a place where drivers make every effort not to block roads.