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The dream of a greener post-pandemic society seems to be fizzling out

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IN PREVIOUS columns I have covered the environmental impacts of my cat and my car. I’ve been spending a lot of time with both recently, ferrying the increasingly decrepit old thing (the cat) to and from the vet’s. The traffic is invariably terrible, with what should be a 10-minute drive taking three times that. The bus is quicker, but feels risky. I don’t want him to catch covid-19.

My memory may be clouded by the blissfully car-free streets of lockdowns, but I’m pretty sure the traffic in my part of London is worse than ever. Even though the UK …