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Friday, 15 April 2016

Poundbury, Dorset, Queen Mother Square: Duchy Abandons Shared Space Square Concept

View from Dorchester article

Not sure who wrote the article - Lisa Bright or Trevor Bevins? The print edition credits Trevor Bevins.

Now we know who produced the clever April Fool's Day planning notice:

"Poundbury photographer Neil Crick produced a clever photomontage as an April Fool for friends earlier in the month which shows the Square complete with a zebra crossing – exactly what the Duchy hopes to avoid".

There was another car parked right in the middle of the road this morning, directly in the line of traffic.

More from the article:

"Councillor Harries, who lives at Poundbury, said he was delighted action had been taken to make negotiating the Square more obvious to drivers and pedestrians. 'It's something I have been banging on about for ages,' he said, 'To some extent I have got some sympathy with people who park in the wrong place because the Square’s paving is laid out in rectangles which look like parking spaces, although there’s no excuse for parking in the middle of the road which people do from time to time.
This will make it much safer for everyone. Shared spaces are all well and good as long as people know where they are supposed to be.”

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