One-way streets are a ‘new’ invention, at least in contrast to dead ends, that are said to already have existed in ancient Egypt. The place and time of the introduction of one-way streets can be determined precisely – London, 400 years ago, 23 August 1617: a lane was made into a one-way street, to help the metropolis on the Thames manage the growing volume of horse-drawn coaches and hand-drawn carts.
Thus the capital of the United Kingdom introduced a new road-usage concept – but 14 months ago 37.44% of the country’s eligible voters chose a new path that seems to have become a sort of cul-de-sac of its own. In the meantime, negotiations to leave the EU have started, and it has become clear that only a two-way-street mentality will bring about a fair and equitable solution.
Foreign trade experts are likely to become as much in demand in the transport and logistics scene as divorce lawyers in the sphere of private law. This is only partially due to the currently uncertain climate.
Whichever, here’s to a great summer!
Head of airfreight