The new crossing at Oxford Circus has just been opened by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. It is apparently based on the Shibuya station crossing in Tokyo by Atkins. London is a very busy place and there aren’t many more places in the country, if any, that needed attention on its pedestrian usage but is the cultural difference between the two cities small enough for the new crossing to be a success in the west? Only time will tell.

Here is the Guardian article I read earlier and stole the photo from.