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Old June 8th 18, 01:18 PM posted to uk.transport.london
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Default Plan to pedestrianise London's Oxford Street scrapped



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On Fri, 08 Jun 2018 12:11:01 +0100
Recliner wrote:
On Fri, 8 Jun 2018 09:00:05 +0000 (UTC), wrote:
That depends if the traffic levels remained the same or whether people
who
would have driven find an alternative instead. I was in Nantes last week
and
while it was a PITA navigating the car through all the one way systems
and
blocked off roads in the centre, once you were on foot it was very
pleasent
with the pedestrianised and restricted streets with just trams and buses
passing by and not much other traffic apart from occasional delivery

vehicles.
People adapt.


I suppose it's the usual thing: those who will (or think they will) be
adversely affected know who they are in advance, and complain loudly.
Those who may in the future benefit from the change don't know they
might, and don't applaud loudly. In particular, future tourists don't
get a vote.


True. Thats where politicians are supposed to come however and look to the
common good. Sadly with the spineless pillocks in this country in all
parties
there's little chance of it happening. Unless its $14 billion being flung
at
the spanish owner of heathrow of course


I thought the whole idea of airport expansion was that the airport was
expected to pay for it themselves