London experiences new streets for the 21st Century

  • Updated8 April 2005
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Exhibition Road, in South Kensington District is
one of the most attractive place in London in
term of cultural interest.

However, transportation
is a huge concern since a major road link
crosses the district implying foot tunnels for
pedestrians, underground station is not easily
accessible and bus connections with the rest of
the city are poor.

The Royal Borough of Kensigton and Chelsea
decided to integrate motorised and pedestrian
flows, implementing a concept of «inferred
pedestrian priority».

This new space design
aims at slowing car traffic, discouraging
through traffic, improving pedestrian comfort
with high standards of accessibility in the streets
in the underground stations and in bus services.

The scheme is being launched, the public
consultation should occur in Spring 2005 for
an implementation in 2006-2009.