On Reinventing the Wheel: learning from others and the past

This week, Londoners heard the very welcome news that 33 of London’s biggest and nastiest road junctions were to be transformed: Gyratories at Archway, Aldgate, Swiss Cottage and Wandsworth, among others, will be ripped out and replaced with two-way roads, segregated cycle tracks and new traffic-free public space. The Elephant … Continue reading

Less atrocious isn’t good enough: what’s wrong with the Aldgate highway changes plan

Please read this post and respond to the Aldgate consultation Currently, Aldgate High Street (or rather, Gyratory) is a horrible, hostile place for walking and cycling. The Google map below shows the motor-centric design, albeit uncharacteristically empty of motor traffic (maybe a Sunday?) View Larger Map The first time I … Continue reading