I have been following and reporting on the controversial barrier gate at Kings Parade in Cambridge England for a little over two years now. I last wrote in February about “Public Concerns Kings Parade Counter Terrorism Barrier Gate“.
BBC News reported just yesterday “King’s Parade: Cambridge’s anti-terror restrictions made permanent“.
The city council approved the permanent road restrictions on Tuesday. Their decision related solely to the traffic control. The actual design of the barrier gate and access for the many cyclists using the thoroughfare may be altered in the future.
An architect described the almost 10′ wide yellow counter terrorism barrier shown on the above video as ‘dreadful’ and compared it to a series of boils. A future assessment of the barrier’s accessibility, safety and design was called for within the next six months.
Installing the anti-terrorist barrier and pedestrian/cyclists lanes was the response to the potential threat to large crowds in the popular tourist area. Several years ago anti-terrorist police determined that the street was vulnerable to vehicular attacks by terrorists using cars and other cargo moving motor vehicles (lorries).
As you can see from the video, there are many students and tourists as well as locals who move through the barrier’s location. The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Senate House and Great St Mary’s Church are among the many sites to see.
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