To digress… I’m not a libertarian, I would not be happy with no traffic regulation at the junction of Iknield Port Road and Ladywood Middleway in Birmingham, but I think the recent roadworks there may have turned me Tory.
I was quite happy with the light touch regulation a massive great roundabout provided. There was often a bit of a queue in various directions but it was manageable – especially on a bike. Now, however, following significant public expenditure we have a re-modeled road layout, the place is festooned with traffic lights and no one seems to be able to get anywhere in a hurry. State intervention has made things worse. Centralised authority by trying to micromanage our lives is getting in the way of us living our lives.
Except, hold on, the privileged elite traveling clockwise round the Middle Ring Road seem to be benefiting disproportionately well from this arrangement, maybe it is a Tory plot after all.