AWWTM: The M4 bus lane

The M4 bus lane was a fascinating thing.  Introduced in 1999 by John Prescott, ostensibly as a “green” policy to allow buses to pass the traffic jams into London, it became the icon of the so-called “war on the motorist”.  At At War With The Motorist I explain why, despite attracting scorn and ridicule from tabloid commentators, it in-face was shown to make a very small positive difference to car-users’ journeys — and what abolishing a police that helped everybody says about the attitude of the coalition government.  Read it here.

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