Problems Caused By Pedestrianisation
Pedestrianisation can cause problems of security and desolation, especially outside of normal business hours. Local businesses may be adversely affected by pedestrianisation due to reduced through traffic and footfall.
There were calls for traffic to be reinstated in Trafalgar Square, London, after pedestrianisation caused noise nuisance for visitors to the National Gallery. The director of the gallery is reported to have blamed pedestrianisation for the "trashing of a civic space".
Local shop-keepers may be critical of the effect of pedestrianisation on the viability of their businesses. Reduced through traffic can lead to fewer customers using local businesses.
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