"beautifying, real-world trial" naked high st for CAMDEN

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"beautifying, real-world trial" naked high st for CAMDEN

Post by falkor » Sat Nov 28, 2009 11:07 am

27 November, 2009 18:19
Camden Town, naked - but not everyone's happy

Image no yellow lines
no red lines
no zig zag lines
no barriers
no zebra crossings

Street clutter, railings, bollards, bins, CCTV masts and street signs are being ripped out and pavements widened and trees planted in the 'naked' experiment.

There are concerns by wheelchair users who say the kerbs are "intimidating", traders are worried about the construction hitting Christmas sales and the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association who want to retain proper kerbs, had reservations over a similar scheme in Kensington and Chelsea - an argument they won.

The £1.6 million "beautifying, real-world trial" will be the cities only stripped highway.

People will take "responsibility" of their own space according to Chis Knight, Camden Council's executive member for the environment.

An enhanced CCTV network may finally rid the area of drug dealers who operate realitlvly freely in the cultural hotspot.

It is also hoped that the new layout will cut the abnormally high rates of accidents - 27 in the past three years between cyclists and pedestrians.

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Re: "beautifying, real-world trial" naked high st for CAMDEN

Post by HotelEcho1971 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:48 am

Finally common sense!

This country has become such a nanny state, you can't do this, say that, walk there, what out for the rabbits crossing etc etc, the council has FINALLY noticed people posses common sense and let them make their OWN decisions regarding how THEY cross a street other than being told how to cross a street and what to look out for...oh mind the bus, if it hits you it may hurt signage...FFS.
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