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All Blog Posts Tagged 'Streets' (5)

Different cuts

George Osborne (Today Programme) wants to "tackle unfairness" by making welfare cuts of £10bn. Meanwhile, as I've been saying for years, the traffic system, which always escapes scrutiny, can provide annual cuts of £50bn that will hurt no-one except the traffic managers and signal salesmen who have been ruling our lives to our detriment for too long.

Added by Martin Cassini on October 8, 2012 at 11:30 — No Comments

Get a new plan, Stan

After seeing my video The Case for a No-Lights Trial, Westminster’s traffic chief linked up with TfL (historically resistant to my proposals), and the GLA/Boris (ditto), to announce the removal of 145 sets of lights. During his tenure, Livingstone saddled London with 1800 new sets of lights, conjuring congestion where there was none before. So why does the new plan stop at removing only 145 sets? Of course deregulation is not enough on its own, and should be undertaken as part of a…

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Added by Martin Cassini on May 6, 2012 at 10:39 — No Comments

Fuel prices

A few decades ago, when income tax hit 98%, most high earners went into tax exile. Now the top rate of tax is a reasonable 50%, although it’s due to drop to 40% (also reasonable) as soon as the government can swing it. Tax on fuel is an unreasonable 66% but people hit by the artificially high price can’t afford to fill their tanks, let alone decamp. Ministers justify the unjustifiable by saying they need to raise another £1.5bn. As I keep saying, traffic system reform offers kind cuts in the…

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Added by Martin Cassini on November 15, 2011 at 20:40 — No Comments

Equality Streets

For my latest blog posts (3 today), see Equality Streets (www.equalitystreets.com).

Added by Martin Cassini on September 8, 2011 at 22:44 — No Comments

Equality Streets

I’m toying with another site, thinking of "re-branding". What do readers think? See Equality Streets.

Added by Martin Cassini on August 6, 2010 at 15:30 — No Comments

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