Friday, 13 June 2008

Kensington High Street - shared space?

Kensington High Street is often cited as an example of shared space. It's certainly tidier, but unfortunately it is still plagued by traffic lights that conjure congestion. Apparently it's the best that was achievable in the teeth of opposition from traffic engineers. Ironically, it's even less fit for cyclists than before, because the wider pavements and centre islands leave no gap between kerbs and traffic for cycling up, either on the inside or the outside.

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