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Will Norman

Season 1, Ep. 23

For episode 23, Ned, Adam and Laura chew the fat with London's Walking & Cycling Commissioner, Will Norman, on the capital's active travel revolution. Four years ago, Laura wrote In The Guardian: "Is London's new cycling tsar too nice to face down the bike-haters?"


It turns out being nice can be effective. London has built nearly 100 miles of protected cycle lanes in the last year alone with 4% of Londoners also now living within a Low Traffic Neighbourhood.


But it hasn't all been plain sailing. We chat to Will about bikelash, the importance of consultation, e-scooters and, of course, the Kensington High Street debacle. Adam also humblebrags about the time he cycled up Holland Park Avenue at "up to 9mph".


We hope you enjoy this episode of Streets Ahead, a podcast dedicated to the world of active travel, liveable streets and people-focused urban design.


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