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Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

Environmentalists react to Spending Review:’Roads? Where are we going? We don’t need roads!’

EU referendum, Premiere, TV, Uber, UK news, UK Political parties, Uncategorized
Rishi Sunak’s Spending Review was accused of undermining Boris Johnson’s vision for a green economy by focusing its budget on improving roads.  Sunak announced that he was pushing ahead with a £27 billion roads programme but did not offer an increase on the £12 billion that was mobilised to tackle climate change.  While the UK chancellor said he was “pursuing the nation’s priorities” with his road-building plans to ease traffic congestion and improve commute times, some environmentalists fear it will attract more traffic and increase emissions.  Marcin Branowski, 21, president of pro-market environmentalism not-for-profit, British Conservation Alliance (BCA) told Westminster World he believed the level of spending allocated to roadworks cannot be justified. He said
Cyclists’ safety first: intelligent bike helmets warn of accidents

Cyclists’ safety first: intelligent bike helmets warn of accidents

Health, News, Sport, Tech
Twelve cyclists crash with motor vehicles in London each day, a new study reveals. Can smart bike helmets as developed by Volvo help to keep cyclists safe?  Reporter: Danae Diz Sub-editor: Hussein Abdel Fattah   A new helmet for cyclists, revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month, is designed to make cycling a much more safer experience. The helmet spots imminent crashes through a sensor, which informs the cyclist when they are in the blind spot of a car, prompting them to move aside to avoid a collision. 50% of the cyclist deaths in London happen because of car driver's blind spots, a new major study by insurer Aviva has revealed. The prototype was designed and developed by car maker Volvo and works with a popular fitness monitoring app tha