Low traffic neighbourhoods popular with London voters, analysis finds

Low traffic neighbourhoods popular with London voters, analysis finds

Parties that back schemes to improve air quality and boost active travel outperformed critics in mayoral election

Schemes to promote cycling and walking condemned by some critics as controversial and unpopular actually appear to be welcomed by many voters, according to analysis of last month’s election results in London.

Examination of the London mayoral election on 6 May on a ward-level basis showed that votes for parties that support such projects tended to rise in areas where they had been introduced, while parties that opposed them were more likely to shed votes.

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