Tuesday 30 March 2010

‘The first major new road in London for a century is set to be car-free.’

A “boulevard” through the heart of the King's Cross redevelopment will be lined with small shops, a “concept” Sainsbury's, department store and hotel.

But only buses, taxis and cyclists will be allowed to use the road, believed to be the first new major link since Kingsway opened in 1905. Planners want to create a “continental feel” and it is due to be finished by the end of next year.

A continental feel? It sounds to me like an Oxford Street feel, i.e. crap. Cycling among the buses and taxis which clog Oxford Street is no fun at all. A 'car free' centre crammed with buses and taxis is a joke.