First - just look at the size of those new pavements! The carriageway has been reduced to a tiny channel in the centre while the pampered pestestrians get all the space! Shocking.
Secondly, and even worse - in this photo an entire lane has been given over to the cyclits for a two-way fully segregated cycle lane in the Dutch style (nearly). Those freeloaders using up important roadspace. In the capital! What sort of example does this set the rest of the country?
The cyclits even get their own traffic lights. We don't know whether to laugh or cry.
We can, however, console ourselves with one thought: This area of central London where the forces of roadspace re-assignment have made such egregious strides onto the tarmac (which is our dearly paid-for right) is Bloomsbury. Home to intellectuals and host to colleges, universities, galleries and/or museums (what's the difference?). Thank Ford that we in Aberdeen are unencumbered by such people or institutions which might impinge on discourse in the public realm. Everyone knows that a city is nothing but the sum of the businesses which operate within it. And everyone knows that the only people who work for those businesses and who create the economic demand which those businesses fulfill are motorists. The authorities in London have made a wrong turn. The truth that they avoid recognising is that most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people like those so-called intellectuals in Bloomsbury expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and wider pavements and the like for freeloading cyclists and pestestrians.
We must be careful not to repeat their mistake.