The prime minister has vowed to “crack on” with road schemes designed to reduce the dominance of cars, despite a critical High Court ruling. Last night Boris Johnson said that the government would push ahead with the expansion of “low-traffic neighbourhoods” while Greater Manchester’s “cycling tsar” said opposition to the schemes was driven by a “negative minority” and many concerns were either “unfounded or proven to be surmountable”. Dozens of permanent schemes are now in development after the award of £175 million from the government in November. This includes wider pavements, new segregated cycle lanes and the closure of residential streets to through traffic. It followed £250 million in May for temporary changes to roads during the pandemic.
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