Wednesday, 15 June 2011

June Street Talk

"...why have council highway engineers spent five decades building absurd race tracks through our neighbourhoods and city centres.."

The 'Movement for Liveable London' Street Talk (the latest in a series) suggests highways are built that way because of risk averse culture and tendency to design 'by the book' (even when its not necessary) or when a lack of lateral thinking / joined up thinking has led to duplication or belts and braces. Also, motor vehicles are more easily counted than pedestrians (let alone the elusive spatial qualities that make safer more enjoyable places to dwell)

If you are interested in calming (or making more liveable) King's Cross streets, join our discussion!

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