The Sunday Times,
Whenever something green and lefty and right-on is suggested these days, it is always adopted, because anyone who opposes the plan is obviously a fascist. That’s why, when a scheme was mooted in west London to create a two-lane cycle superhighway from Notting Hill Gate to Wood Lane via Shepherd’s Bush, I knew for certain that the council would sagely nod its head, stroke its chin and approve it as soon as possible.
I emailed the local authority, of course, lodging my objection, and thousands of others did too — 400 even turned up to a public meeting to express their dismay.
The plans were idiotic. First of all, there was the cost, which was £42m. That’s 42 million pounds on a scheme that would…