One of Europe’s busiest diagonal crossings has opened in central London’s Oxford Circus.
Based on crossings in Tokyo, the new design stops traffic in all directions, allowing shoppers to cross diagonally in an “X” as well as straight ahead.
The £5m junction is able to handle double the number of pedestrians and ease overcrowding at the busy intersection.
London Mayor Boris Johnson unveiled the crossing by striking a cymbal.
Finally, so happy it’s done. This is much easier for all Londoner when crossing the street. Yay~