Tag Archives: Poynton

Ratso Cassini

29.12.15 A driver honked at me from behind as I walked diagonally across Tesco car park in Barnstaple. “Where are your manners?” I asked. “Why weren’t you looking where you were going?” he yelled. I struck him dumb with a … Continue reading

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Blind alley

The One Show had a piece about blind people avoiding shared space (2min in at this link). The report itself was OK, but the subsequent comments of the celebrities in the studio, supported by the presenters, suggests that the case for … Continue reading

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So last century

In Victorian times, children were seen and not heard. In the 20th century, road-users were hounded and herded. In the 21st century, with a few notable exceptions such as Poynton, road-users are still hounded and herded. Even in creative Totnes, the traffic … Continue reading

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ICE on Poynton

Good piece about Poynton by the Institution of Civil Engineers here.

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“In praise of …” Guardian on Poynton

A few years ago, the Guardian ran an editorial against me in praise of traffic lights. Are they beginning to see the light? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/09/in-praise-of-poynton-intersection “ … the doubters have been confounded” – this links to a piece in a local paper … Continue reading

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Worst peacetime disaster?

As mentioned before, no-one died of phone-hacking, but coverage has been wall-to-wall. Meanwhile, on the roads, every year, 25,000 human beings are killed or hurt, many of them children. Yet my pitches to press and broadcast outlets about authentic solutions to our … Continue reading

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US article about Poynton

Thanks to Ian Walker for bringing this article by Sarah Goodyear to my attention. Judging by many of the comments, a lot of people still don’t get it. The phrase “shared space” has a life of its own. Equality Streets … Continue reading

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Phone hacking or traffic policy killing?

As far as I know, no-one has died from phone hacking. On the other hand, every year on our mismanaged roads, 25,000 humans are killed or seriously injured. Phone hacking is never out of the media. But The Times thinks … Continue reading

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IEA blog post

A blog post about the launch of the Poynton film: here.

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Poynton revisited

Blog post by Dick Puddlecote about the IEA Poynton film launch here.

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