Well designed LTNs shift the through traffic only to nearby main roads (which will probably become congested). The analogy holds up: smokers have to use smoking rooms or shelters which are crowded and unpleasant so 50% gave it up.
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On September 16, 2020 6:45:59 PM GMT+01:00, John Stewart <john.stewart@...> wrote:
The analogy falls apart, though, because at least in proposed Canonbury West LTN, the effect will be to shift traffic to other streets.
So the analogy is a ban on smoking in one pub, leading to all the smokers going to other pubs which are just as bad.
I am a bicyclist and in general in favour of well designed LTNs, but this one will be terrible.
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What a great analogy:
A propos of nothing*: Once upon a time, people could smoke in pubs and cafes. This was harmful to them, to others, and generally made the environment
pretty unpleasant. But it was the status quo.
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