Letter: A London freed from the car

Sir: My husband had to attend the Abbey service. In the light of the media predictions about the descent of millions into London, and worried that the return trip to north London might be even worse than the morning one, he decided to travel on his bike.

Because of the absence of cars and the closure of so many roads, he found a London transformed. None of those many people who wanted to be in London had had any problem getting there. We have a transport system, particularly a bus system, than can accommodate crowds and deliver them in time if the roads are clear.

Free from noise and pollution, speed and danger, our capital seemed to be a dignified yet lively city worth spending time in, rather than a smoky wen from which to escape as fast as possible on a sunny Saturday. Is it not time to make this state of affairs permanent?


London N10