National newspaper apologises for misrepresenting Rob
The Independent newspaper has corrected an article referring to comments made about cycle lanes by Rob.
He asked the question whether the dedication of road space to bikes and resulting reduction in tarmac available to motorised vehicles in our cities might be adding to congestion and called for research into the subject. The Independent’s Deputy Managing Editor, Will Gore, admitted its website had overstated Rob’s point-of-view and said he was sorry “that our reporting caused concern.”
Rob says he’s happy to accept the newspaper’s apology. The corrected article can be found here:http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/cyclists-increase-congestion-air-pollution-uk-cities-worse-rob-flello-labour-mp-cycle-lane-sceptic-a7532141.html