Traffic cutting trials in Oxford have caused heated protests. Conspiracy theorists are fanning the flames, an investigation reveals.
Filtering cars from city streets to reduce emissions and protect residents from harmful air pollution is a no-brainer for environmentalists.
But traffic calming measures in Oxford, England have become an unlikely flashpoint in the last few weeks, with some protesters claiming they will lead to a “climate lockdown.”
The conspiracy theory concerning 15-minute cities - an urban-planning concept where people live within walking or cycling distance of everything they need - has snowballed online. [...]