A few minutes after coming across a Kingsdown with cars, we we were shocked to discover St Andrews Road, Montpelier, had been completely closed to cars, so as to encourage walking and other non-tax-earning transport options.
This is dangerous, as it will fail to give small children the appropriate fear of city streets which they need to survive.
Still, it allows the locals to come out and talk to each other, and an opportunity to try walking on a newly uncovered pavement.
Although if you look at these people, they're just, well, sitting, as if waiting for a car to come past.
These living streets campaigners have to recognise, busier streets are more interesting.