It is heartening to read that Parliament Square is going to have most of its traffic moved out, to allow people to walk round it.
I do hope they leave the statues there, as that seems the main reason to walk around it (as I did, braving the traffic, last November). Apparently, the initial design removes the statues to make the square “uncluttered”. But this would be a disaster.
It is vital that the square still facilitates protests, such as those led by Brian Haw.
I would also think that the retention of a fair amount of grass is desirable. Design architects seem to get carried away with paving if you let them.Tweet