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Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies

Posted: 18 Mar 2019, 11:15pm
by The utility cyclist
https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019 ... e-obituary

One of the good guys who tried and succeeded to take back space (and priority) for the vulnerable road user, that we dn't adopt the principles that he took the idea from NL (and went further still with his studies) across every town and city indicates that gov at all levels simply don't give a flying one. :twisted:
Taken too young by the big C :(

Re: Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 1:38pm
by Graham
This pioneering chap was previously mentioned here, in :-

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=68030
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viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23291

Re: Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 9:33pm
by The utility cyclist
Graham wrote:Previously mentioned in :-

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=68030
&
viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23291

His death isn't

Re: Ben Hamilton-Baillie dies

Posted: 21 Apr 2019, 10:06pm
by RickH
In my case, despite my almost obsessive checking of new posts, I'd managed to miss the original post completely. :(

I hadn't twigged that this was the guy behind the Poynton remodelling but appreciated the big improvement his work had made there. In its previous form I had only visited thd place because I needed to. Since I visited to see what the new centre was like, & been impressed, I've been back several times. His work made the town centre a place for people rather than primarily a junction for motor traffic.

A sad loss indeed.