Monday, 4 February 2013

This Week's Discussion
Delivering from the front - London's streets tend to come in two main varieties: broad streets like Tottenham Court Road, below, and, behind the main frontages, parallel narrow streets like Whitfield Street (second pic). In terms of timely delivery and less damage to street infrastructure - kerbstones out of alignment, cracked paving stones, damage to lamp posts and road surface - it makes a lot of sense to deliver goods from the front. What do you think?


  1. I am puzzled. TCR and Whitfield Street are N-S, not E-W.
    In another post you call North Oxford Street what is effectively East Oxford Street.
    I agree that London needs to be led into a different direction, but not geographically.

    1. Dear Andrea,

      Well spotted. Thank you for your comment.

      I have now attached a map to the wall beside my computer. ;-}

      TCR and Whitfield Str are indeed N-S.

      Oxford Street is a bit more complicated. Section 1, from the Circus to Marble Arch, the western section, has a north and a south side (dividing Marylebone and Mayfair). Section 2, from the Circus to TCR, the eastern section, also has a north and a south side (dividing Marylebone and Soho).