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JohnEllis posted..

Went down to "More-Reasons'" for the first post-Yule shop, and encountered the new "shared space" junction at Fountain Square for the first time.

Verdict: not too bad - certainly more positive than Kevin's. Early days yet, as the work's not finished, and the single-lane access to the intersection seemed to force us all to approach the junction cautiously. It may be different when the work's done and there's clear access right up to the intersection, as everyone may speed up.

But - probably prompted by the novelty of an "A" road suddenly turning into something that at first appearance looks more like a pedestrian precinct - everyone was proceeding cautiously, reading other road users' behaviour (both wheeled and shod!) and being distinctly polite and reasonable.And no queues in either direction: but then it was 12:30/1:00 pm-ish.

So far, so good. I think it's an interesting idea, and an experiment worth, at the least, a trial run.