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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 11, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta I 28 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Wednesday, July 11, 1973 Oxford Street experiment success By RICHARD EDER New York Times Service LONDON Oxford Street is the biggest shopping centre in England, and until six months ago it was so crowded that shoppers kept falling off the sidewalks and being hit by buses. Passengers were some- times hurled to the floor when the buses were braked. "The most dangerous street in London planners called it. It was noisy and pol- luted, and at noon it could take an hour to drive a mile along it, enough to turn a driv- er into an honorary neapoli- tan. Last December the Greater London Council launched "the Oxford Street bar- ring all traffic except buses and taxis from a major stretch running from Portman Street to Regent Street, another impor- tant artery. The metropolitan police were afraid the move would freeze London into one large inextri- cable traffic jam; Westminster Borough authorities said it might spoil Mayfair; hotel and store owners objected that it could hurt trade. Instead, not only has the ex- periment succeeded dramati- cally, but it appears to have overcome many of these appre- hensions. In mid July the Lon- don Council is expected to take the first step in making the ar- rangement permanent by is- suing a one-year order to con- tinue it. That opens a formal process of public examination, after which the order can be made permanent. At the same time the council is likely to extend the traffic- free experiment to the rest of Oxford Street and to the King's Road, in Chelsea. Today, alhough Oxford Street is no Champs Elysees, it is a far better place to walk in. Two of the eight street lanes have been eliminated to make room for wider sidewalks. Trees have been set out in pots and eventually be planted. Benches have been installed and are regularly filled with shoppers who have broken down midway between Selfridge's and Marks and Spencer. Air pollution has decreased sharply. The carbon monoxide has dropped from 22 parts per million to 3. Smoke pollution has dropped by a third. Traffic flows fairly smooth- ly, with only occasional brief halts. The number of accidents on Oxford Street dropped from 50 in December to 20 in April. On the other hand, traffic has built up on Wigmore and Grosvenor streets, to which it was diverted. Because of the diversions and a degree of dri- ver unfamiliarity, the accident rate for the area as a whole has in fact risen. Serious acci- dents have decreased, however. For tourists only A "whale" that can swallow 500 "J on a h moves along at Vlotho, West Germany. It is set for tourist work on Wan- see Lake, Berlin. CANADA NO. 1 GRADE. Crisp Green Heads..........each B.C. GROWN CANADA NO. 1 ............10-lb. cello bag CALIFORNIA CANADA NO. 1 Jumbo size 36's.........each 29 1 39 .39 CHERRIES B.C. CAN. 1 DARK SWEET By the Pound SPECIAL LETHBRIDGE SAFEWAY STORES HONOR ALL COMPETITORS' FOOD COUPONS PEACHES CALIFORNIA RED HAVENS. Canada No 1 large size 2 L B S 5-lb.netwt. Special THOMPSON SEEDLESS. Mexican Grown Canada No. 1 Ib. B.C. FRUIT NEWS B.C Cherries still available in good quantity but will decline rapidly very soon B.C. Apricots expected this weekend B.C. Peaches arriving in about 2 weeks time 20-Ib. net wt. Special POLLY ANN BREAD SLICED WHITE or BROWN FRESH 20-oz. net wt. loaf. C Good Eating Ifs Canning Time Ahead! VINEGAR PIEDMONT WHITE 80-fl. ex. jug PRICES EFFECTIVE in Lethbridge July 11-14, 1973. SAFEWAY PRICES! Instant Coffee. Edwards Agglomer- ated. 10-oz. net jar 1.89 Lemonade, Empress Crystals. Pkg. of 5 3J4 oz. net wt. pkg. Instant Coffee. Safeway. 10-oz. net wt. jar.............. 1.69 Cream Topping. Lucerne. 6-oz. net wt. Potato Salad. 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BATHROOM TISSUE CASHMERE pink, yellow, 500-1 ply roll pka. PLASTIC UTILITY BAGS 69c FAMILY PAPER NAPKINS scon roinbow of 59c PLASTIC SANDWICH BAGS BAGGIK so-ro., 35c LIQUID DETERGENT Tea Time Favorites! TEA BAGS CANTERBURY OP and P 120 bag........16-oz. net wt. pkg. Special BISCUITS DAVIDS CASINO ASSORTED......28-oz, net wt. pkg SPECIAL 4.19 89 ;