Street barriers are a price worth paying for our safety | Letters
The recent car accident in Kensington, and the heightened threat of terrorism, mean unsightly barriers are a necessity, writes Peter James Michau
Exhibition Road in South Kensington, London, the scene of a car accident last Saturday that resulted in 11 people being injured (Report, 9 October), was redeveloped several years ago at considerable expense to create a thoroughfare that could accommodate both motorists and pedestrians in some form of symbiotic relationship, where both could thrive in perfect harmony.
As a result the streetscape was designed to avoid the erection of unsightly barriers and instead the proximity between motorist and pedestrian was intended to promote a sense of inclusiveness where the motorist in particular was encouraged to pay extra heed to the safety of the pedestrians. A similar scheme was recently adopted in the town centre in Twickenham, west London.
Source: Guardian Transport