More coverage of Brent, looking at anything we can learn from here
First, look at how the council has taken a lane away from the road -they could have turned it into a bike lane, but chose to add extra pavement, in the hope of adding extra walking area will increase footfall.
It doesn't, but it does provide some staff parking
Here and across the road
Where the bollards prevent staff parking, the shops are for sale. There are some conclusions to be drawn here.
More tangible is the effort gone to stop shoppers parking on the nearby pavements, with bollards backing up the yellow lines
bollards on bollards
It's the removal of the paveparking opportunities, along with the sainsbury's round the corner that killed this high street. Widening the pavement has done nothing for anyone: on foot, on car, or even pedalling along on two wheels