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male notions of freedom amid the city's congestion

As Austin Williams pointed out during last week's debate on the congestion charge, '10 years ago you had to be a bit of an anorak to talk about transport'. And although he suggested that 'now it's the hot topic', it does seem that you still have to be a man, of a certain kind. Maybe it is ridiculous, as another contributor protested, to refer to 'Mondeo man' in general as 'someone to stigmatise'. But from this debate, one would assume that this being is quintessentially male - despite ...

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