This article was published in 2005, in Newsletter 61.
Councillors have approved a scheme to convert the pelican crossing across East Road between Norfolk Street and Burleigh Street to a toucan. The cycle gap at the entrance to Norfolk Street will be removed and the space used to widen the pavement and convert it to a shared cycle/pedestrian path for use by cyclists in both directions. The central refuge in the middle of East Road will be removed. Two Labour councillors, Blencowe and Carter, voted against the scheme, to our disappointment.