When London’s black cabbies tried to block plans for new cycling superhighways through London, we were prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt. Perhaps they had genuine concerns about the project. Perhaps they just wanted everyone to give it a bit more thought.
But now, Steve McNamara, the general secretary of the Licensed Taxi Drivers Association (LTDA) has, on real live radio, said something which, well, suggests otherwise. On LBC last night, he was talking about cyclists’ response to the judicial review of the superhighway scheme which the LTDA had demanded. Here, as quoted in Cycling Weekly, is what he said.
These people, the zealots of the cycling world, are unbelievable. We have had cyber attacks on our websites… They are all over us like a cheap suit on Twitter and social media. We have had physical threats of violence. You name it, we have had it. It’s absolutely unreal.
Okay, not too uneasonable, one might think. Except that, then, Stevie Boy said this: