From the Standard:
“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.
The road is part of a further £50 million investment in the 67-acre scheme, now known as King’s Cross Central. It is vital in connecting King’s Cross and St Pancras stations with the northern half of the development site on the opposite side of Regents Canal”.
Hmm, surely Sainsbury’s need to unload their lorries here? They aren’t telling us everything. Come out with it Boris, come clean. This is a gimmick.
And with all the zilllions of taxis, it won’t end up like Europe, it will end up like Asia, such as Hong Kong.
Will cyclists have to share the road with buses and taxis? Why don’t they use bicycle rickshaws for this instead? If they really want a ‘continental feel’, why don’t we have trams? And let’s get rid of dreary Sainsburys and let’s get the Swiss Centre back with the clock and make it into a ‘continental market setting’ not a highway.