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    Mmm. Closing the stretch of road right outside the theatre 'to prevent terrorism' wasn't about pedestrianising the area for the sake of tourism at all: https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news...ffic-scrapped/

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    Why can't they just replace the trees along there and benches for folks to rest like it used to be.

    The whole thing just makes me so upset and angry.

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    I've always thought barriers along each side of the road would be useful - it'd stop people stepping out in front of cars without looking where they're going.

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    Lex, I don't think the traffic went that fast along there. Maybe its busier now, I don't know.

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    Having driven along there on many an occasion, I can in all honesty tell you that the pedestrians are a nightmare. No, I'm not going fast enough to kill anyone, but if a pedestrian was to wander in front of me (has happened several times) and I was a little slow to hit the brakes, it would really ruin someone's day out.

    Wherever possible, I'm for having a solid fixed barrier between vehicles and pedestrians, as many streets used to have.

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    I make a habit of keeping in 2nd gear, and resting my hand on my horn on that road. It's amazing how many people just walk out into the road, looking straight ahead; I've even sounded my horn at someone who was looking at the screen of his smartphone while videoing where he was going; he looked surprised when I honked my horn just before he stepped out into the road a couple of yards in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebbonk View Post
    Having driven along there on many an occasion, I can in all honesty tell you that the pedestrians are a nightmare. No, I'm not going fast enough to kill anyone, but if a pedestrian was to wander in front of me (has happened several times) and I was a little slow to hit the brakes, it would really ruin someone's day out.

    Wherever possible, I'm for having a solid fixed barrier between vehicles and pedestrians, as many streets used to have.

    Do you mean like railings? Have you a picture or link how it used to be?

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    I was thinking of railings, but I'm not aware that there were ever any along there Margaret. But in the 60s/70s most Coventry main roads were lined with railings, pedestrian spaces appeared every 100 yards or so. - It certainly protected pedestrians.

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