further roads, car parking spaces are removed which puts added pressure on existing car parks.
The unlikely comparison was made by Tory councillor John Blundell, during an at times farcical council debate about pedestrianising
the city centre's main square for Olympic year.
Bold Street and revamping Lime Street are top of a strategy drawn up with the aim of making Liverpool city centre a global shopping destination.
Long-suffering retailers will be hoping the council can deliver on its prediction that pedestrianising
the street will encourage more people to shop there.
But Cllr Nick Small, whose Central ward includes Castle Street, said: "I think the council is missing a massive opportunity to make the best of the city's heritage by not going ahead and pedestrianising
The issue of pedestrianising
Corporation Street has come back on the agenda due to the Big City Plan which outlines how the city centre could be planned for the next 20 years.
A preliminary study by William Wilkins Associates has recommended pedestrianising
the street and transforming Llanelly House, a grade one listed building, into a heritage and cultural centre for the town.
Efforts were made to save the centre's small scale by pedestrianising
the main street and preserving at least the facades of the old buildings.
I WAS dismayed to read in the Examiner this weekend that Kirklees Council is considering pedestrianising
further roads in the Huddersfield town centre.