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03:38 pm: I've found out why they have sealed off the Rutland Street/Halford Street/Queen Street junction!

Halford Street pedestrian improvement scheme

It's not clear what it means by "public space". They are using a different pattern for the proposed pedestrianised bit of Halford Street between Charles Street and Yeoman Street, so maybe it won't be pedestrianised? But it's a bit hard to see how you can have a crossroads be a public space. Additionally, the line of the indicated space seems to indicate traffic would have to turn round.

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From:hairyears
Date:September 12th, 2005 03:39 pm (UTC)

Happy Slabbing

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Ah yes, crossroads as 'Public Space'.

London City Corporation are doing the same thing to the junction of Queen Street and Cannon Street; eight weeks of gridlock in the southern half of the Square Mile for the sake of some pretty paving.

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From:abigailb
Date:September 12th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Happy Slabbing

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In fairness, it needs it. And for that matter the roads and pavements in all of St George's could do with repaving.

They are also building a curious isolated structure on the plot for the new performing arts centre, just opposite this, I'm not sure if it is related to this development or what.
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