Welcome to the model modern neighbourhood. The High Street is gridlocked all day with stationary traffic chugging out fumes. Children scurry along it to their local school, flinching at the sporadic honking of horns. Shop owners look out over the scene, counting smaller and smaller returns. No-one comes to eat or drink on the model High Street. Previously thriving local businesses cut their losses and up sticks. The model High Street has a bank branch, a post office and a few boarded-up fronts.
Holding back the tide of hens and stags is a mug’s game
Many beautiful cities have tried and failed to tame the rowdy crowds.