Poynton Shared Space

The new shared space at Poynton has finally demonstrated that the half century grip of the car over our public realm is coming to an end. If a major junction on a trunk road can become a shared space so can most of the junctions in every town. Its time to reclaim the streets for people. Not only does the traffic flow better at Poynton, the public can also cross whenever they want and the pavements have increased by 100%. Well done to the councillors and officers for having the courage to see this project through and to the consultants for making is a success. This link to the video on the project is well worth a look. Inspiring stuff. -