in which the Dutch take our good ideas, and we forget them

Those miniature delivery road trains in Utrecht that Bicycle Dutch put up last week? They were already in Labour's great 1998 transport policy white paper, A New Deal for Transport.

We will support local authorities and the haulage industry in the development of 'City Logistics' systems, drawing on the experience of projects which have been initiated in other EU countries. These could help to improve efficiency in goods deliveries and reduce pollution.

Why are we waiting? I mean, other than because the New Deal was largely shelved…
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