Richard Wellings - opposing regulation
In London, those who cycle around the city are all too aware that, even when under the control of their drivers, lorries can inflict fatal injuries, and all too often they do just that. So no-one should have been surprised to see the Standard tell last Friday that “Large lorries travelling without safety equipment are set to be banned from London's roads as part of efforts to protect cyclists”. What will this entail?
Wellings’ cyclist paranoia is not a new thing: back in 2013 he penned “More regulation, more surveillance and more enforcement: the policies cycling groups plan to impose on other road users”. Note “cycling groups plan to impose on”, rather than accepting that large commercial vehicles have killed several of those cyclists, cycling is being encouraged as a sustainable form of transport, and therefore it needs to be made safer.