Mayor of London Boris Johnson has written to the Boroughs urging them to look for alternatives to road humps. Previously Transport for London has been zealous in demanding more and more humps despite the evidence from Barnet that dehumping has actually reduced accidents.
London Assembly member Brian Coleman has led the battle against humps and is naturally jubilant. He says:
“We have now won the argument. Even Transport for London, the previous bastion of all that was wrong in highways management, has recognised that humps have to go.
“I am delighted that the Mayor shares my view and is directing all of London to adopt the wise approach which I pioneered in Barnet in the teeth of lazy, right-on thinking that failed Londoners in the delivery of safer highways.”