The sort-of-revolutionary pedestrian crossing at Oxford Circus has been declared a topping bit of town planning by its designers. (To employ an over-used phrase, 'they would say that, wouldn't they'.) TfL have done the math, and calculated that the decreased clutter and increased crossing options will save £6.5 million in journey times each year (we'd love to see the assumptions made in calculating this). While the nexus may have improved somewhat for the typical pedestrian, some grumble that traffic flow, already bad in the area, has worsened. The BBC quote one taxi driver who calls the crossing 'quite absurd'. What's your verdict? Image / Helen Duffett.
Oxford Circus Crossing A 'Success'
Last Updated 03 March 2010