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Liveable Crouch End - the privileged few have got on my tits

So I've put this on Facebook

I attended a number of the Stakeholder meetings which preceded this trial and covered wider issues of the Liveable Crouch End project. The consultants went to a lot of trouble to identify local residents groups, business associations, schools, community centres, etc, and to invite representatives. FEC sent a rep to one meeting. One of the issues raised was that traffic would simply be displaced from well-off, middle class Crouch End to poorer nearby areas, which , it was suggested, would be socially unjust. It might be considered socially just then, that traffic be displaced from Middle Lane (approximate width 9 metres measured on Google maps , average property value £0.67m on Zoop-La) to Park Avenue South (equally suited to through traffic at c 9m wide, average property price £1.31m). Park Avenue South was probably built to accommodate the phaetons and broughams of the wealthy, while Middle Lane was more suited to the drays and hand carts of the less so.

It's alright, I have very few friends and can cope with fewer.

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