Oxford “Scramble” Circus

Courtesy of TreeHugger, we found this interesting article on the redesign of the pedestrian crossing at Oxford Circus in London, one of the busiest street crossings in the city.

Modeled on the Japanese ‘scramble crossing’ design, as used in Shibuya station in central Toyko, the new design allows pedestrians thirty seconds to cross the intersection in any diagonal direction, not just corner to corner.

The full article is worth a read – click through here.

PCI is very supportive of good urban planning that allows for controlled sharing between pedestrians and vehicles in urban hubs.

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