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Letters to the editor: Issue 592 16 Mar 2012

The mistaken origins diagonal pedestrian crossings

Gordon Bell, Richmond, Surrey TW10

I read with interest Phil Goodwin’s recent article on transport terminology (‘On the origin of various species of transport terminology’, LTT 17 Feb). This was all about giving credit where credit is due.

In this context, there has been much written in the media about the diagonal pedestrian crossing facility introduced at Oxford Circus in 2009. Most articles give the inspiration for this as the Shibuya and other similar crossings in Japan. However, when I was at university...

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