• Short Summary

    LONDON'S THROMBOSIS, AS THE TRANSPORT MINISTER CALLS THE CHRONIC TRAFFIC CONGESTION, IS BEING EASED THANKS TO NEW ROADWAYS, COSTING GBP3M.

  • Description

    LONDON'S THROMBOSIS, AS THE TRANSPORT MINISTER CALLS THE CHRONIC TRAFFIC CONGESTION, IS BEING EASED THANKS TO NEW ROADWAYS, COSTING GBP3M. ONE OF THEM, OPENING TOMORROW (WEDNESDAY), GOES UNDER HYDE PARK CORNER TO SPEED THE TRAFFIC FLOW BETWEEN PICCADILLY AND KNIGHTSBRIDGE.

    BETWEEN DAWN AND DUSK 120,000 VEHICLES DAILY BOGGED DOWN THERE THROUGH CONGESTION. IN PEAK HOURS IT WAS QUICKER TO WALK. NOW IN LITTLE MORE THAN TWO YEARS, THE CORNER AND HYDEPARK'S OWN SURROUNDS HAVE A NEW LOOK WITH SPACIOUS ONE-WAY ROADS, PEDESTRIAN SUBWAYS, THE NATION'S LARGEST UNDERGROUND CAR PARK (SEE 6185/62) - AND THE NEW UNDERPASS.

    IT HAS TWIN TUNNELS WITH TWO LANES IN EACH DIRECTION, WITH THE APPROACHES HEATED AGAINST FROST AND SNOW. AND TO BUILD IT - AT A 1 1/4 M - ENGINEERS HAD TO UNRAVEL AN UNDERGROUND 'SPIDER'S WED' AN INTERWOVEN MASS OF PIPES, CONDUITS, TUNNELS AND CABLES CARRYING SEWAGE, DRAINAGE, WATER, GAS ELECTRICITY, TELEPHONE AND TELEVISION LINES.

    BUT IT'S NOT ONLY THE MOTORIST TO BENEFIT. LONDONERS AND TOURISTS WILL FIND HYDE PARK ITSELF BIGGER. ALREADY THE CITY'S BIGGEST, THERE IS MORE GRASS NOW AND GARDENS, IN PARTICULAR AT SPEAKER'S CORNER AT MARBLE ARCH WHERE THE LAW TRADITIONALLY ALLOWS THE FREEST FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION.

    ALSO AT MARBLE ARCH CITIZENS AND VISITORS NOW GAIN A NEW SQUARE - A SPACIOUS ISLAND GARDEN WITH PAVE FOOTWAYS, AN ORNAM??? POOL (BLUE MOSAIC AND GREY GRANITE) AND ILLUMINATED FOUNTAINS (STAINLESS-STEEL). AND ABOVE THE HYDE PARK CORNER UNDERPASS ANOTHER ISLAND OF GREEN IS GROWING - AROUND THE WELLINGTON ARCH MONUMENT - GATEWAY OF THE HISTORIC PROCESSIONAL WAY FROM BUCKINGHAM PALACE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA51QI7XJBS48ALI29KI612BYBI
    Media URN:
    VLVA51QI7XJBS48ALI29KI612BYBI
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/10/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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