received an enquiry about road design earlier today so I passed it on to my son
who knows about such things. Among the wealth of documentation that came back
was research into shared space which is what we have in Bexleyheath Broadway. I
don’t need to tell you how controversial it has been.
My son always gives a “the jury is out” response to a direct question about shared space safety but others have been more outspoken. According to the folk at Bristol University the research that backs shared space is flawed. They suggest that where accidents have reduced in number it is only because pedestrians have been frightened away.
Those who question the concept may get a warm feeling from reading their comprehensive report.
Click for source document.
Maybe there is a tenuous link here to a recent message. Why is Conway’s work
always so shoddy? it said and went on to refer to the paving outside ASDA
breaking up. Unremarkable you might think, everyone says that. I agree but they
are not usually Conway employees.
To be fair I think the new paving on the Harrow Manorway flyover (scroll down a few pics) looks quite good. Nearer Eastern Way the unfinished work looks to be somewhat chaotic.