Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Shared Space & Exhibition Road

Had a visit to the V&A museum over the New Year break to see the exhibition celebrating 50 years of Private Eye. Without planning it I found myself experiencing the new shared space scheme in Exhibition Road.Very dramatic and different. Bearing in mind the hassle we have had in Southend with our limited shared space scheme on the seafront it is a relief that Exhibition Road falls outside our jurisdiction! There is no doubt that a completely new road layout like this makes you stop and think and on my view it seemed to be accepted well by drivers, walkers and cyclists alike. Certainly vehicle speeds were down and everybody seemed more aware of what was going on around them. Early results from schemes across the county seem to show that they increase safety and hopefully as they become more widely introduced and understood this will continue and increase. We are now awaiting the report evaluationg the current operation of our City Beach with any recommendations as to possible improvements.

No comments:

Post a Comment