Chris Mosey's Car Wars on Cecil Parkinson's response to the "London Assessment Studies" and Archway Road battles (pp94-95):
The uproar so rattled the government that in the spring of 1990, Parkinson announced that the Studies would be scrapped. At the same time the Archway Road scheme opposed by John Tyme was also finally quietly disposed of. Instead of new roads, there would be ??250 million worth of improvements at a number of junctions, resulting in the loss of 'only' 200 houses. Close attention would be given to provision for pedestrians and cyclists, said Parkinson. Significantly, his climb-down came just before local council elections.