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Boris puts pedestrians first

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Thursday 2 February 2012 3.22pm

"This clever approach to rearranging the streetscape at the heart of one of the most important cultural and academic corners on the planet will heighten the whole experience for visitors. In particular it will make it much easier and even more pleasurable for families visiting these unique attractions with space to wander unhindered in an area that puts people first."

This clearly means he will be calling for immediate changes to E&C and Bricklayer's Arms roundabouts, right?
Friday 3 February 2012 12.12pm
Indeed, unless he believes that, unlike the Kensington residents, we like to cower in our hovels from the noise of the traffic and regard the regular dicing with death of travelling down and crossing the roads here as a way to add some exitement and keep the blood fresh.
Friday 3 February 2012 2.03pm
This scheme had nothing to do with Boris and it's nothing new for him to claim credit for things he didn't (and likely wouldn't) have done.

His policy is that traffic capacity can not be reduced, so if you have a 1960s road system you are going to keep it.
Saturday 4 February 2012 12.13am
Well, it looks like he's ready to put up money for a new E&C tube station -- so maybe he has had a miracle change of mind?! Or he just doesn't want to lose votes from a densely-populated part of London...
Saturday 4 February 2012 10.23am
The new station is great news, if true, but it doesn't mean removing the roundabout which is the greater aim (IMHO).
Saturday 4 February 2012 11.48am
huge roundabouts and one-way systems are a blight across london...whose idea were they?
Saturday 4 February 2012 12.20pm
lots of peoples, good detail on our one here
Saturday 4 February 2012 12.47pm
Wow, it's REALLY depressing to look at those historic pictures.

I envision this area developing as kind of a non-hipster Spitafields...a lively pedestrian area on the edge of Central London.


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