Thursday 23 December 2010

Shocking suggestion to ‘ban cars’

Traffic should be banned from the West End for the post-Christmas sales to boost the number of shoppers and save chains from “disaster”, a top retail boss said today.

Mr Tillman, who owns Jaeger, called on Mayor Boris Johnson to pedestrianise Oxford Street and Regent Street for two days next week

More than £250 million was spent in West End shops during the last “traffic-free” weekend, on November 27 and 28.

It is very sad when even top businessmen start joining the war on the motorist, is it not? We can only pray that Mr Tillman never has a holiday in Groningen, otherwise he will start suggesting that cycling on permanently traffic free streets not only makes cycling popular but can actually benefit traders.