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Disappearing traffic without causing chaos

According to consultant Atkins our public spaces can be rejuvenated without causing traffic gridlock elsewhere

The next major redesign on the cards for Atkins is Oxford Circus
The next major redesign on the cards for Atkins is Oxford Circus
Farshid Kamali, director at Atkins’ transport planning business
Farshid Kamali, director at Atkins’ transport planning business
Chris Greenwood – business manager, development and regeneration, at Atkins’ transport planning team
Chris Greenwood – business manager, development and regeneration, at Atkins’ transport planning team
Until the Atkins redesign Trafalgar Square was an island surround by traffic, cut off from the National Gallery to the north
Until the Atkins redesign Trafalgar Square was an island surround by traffic, cut off from the National Gallery to the north

 

Many of London’s most famous public spaces have been revamped over the past decade or so and consultant Atkins has had a hand in a number of key projects. “Things started with the Strand back in 1996,” explains Farshid Kamali, director of Atkins’ transport planning and management business. “Then Trafalgar Square followed and more recently we did the feasibility study for the Parliament Square redevelopment.”

“We have also spent the past five or six...

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