The recent closure of Liverpool Road to pass through by North-South traffic has provided a timely reminder of how much is at stake in the May elections.
For those of us near the closure we have had a taste of an alternative reality. Instead of the trundle of HGVs that shake our houses, we hear the birds singing; instead of speeding vehicles blocking our route across the road, crossing is safe for all; instead of the back to back traffic at rush hour, we have cyclists gently commuting past our houses.
All the residents on Liverpool Road near the closure are experiencing a healthier, safer and better quality of life, and all the commuters on Liverpool Road are enjoying a safe and pleasant commute.
Published in Islington Tribune on 8 April