Newslinks | New Signs for Central London

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TfL has announced that it plans to trial 'Legible London' around Bond Street, making walking in London easier.

Legible London is designed to provide better information for people who want to explore the Capital on foot.

The Bond Street trial, which is the prototype for a future London-wide pedestrian information system, consists of 19 on-street signs displaying all the information pedestrians could require when walking in the area.

There will also be improved mapping in bus shelters and new information displays in Bond Street Tube station, pointing walkers in the direction of the area's main attractions. In addition, unnecessary signage will be removed to leave the streets easily navigable by one recognisable set of information.

This is a scheme which many will have seen in use in cities around the world, and is a welcome addition to London's streets.