Dear Editor

As a recent visitor to Cirencester, I was driving down Castle Street towards the "Shared Space", which used to be the Market Place when I lived in GL7, and I thought Cirencester had turned into a Breton town.

In many towns and cities in Brittany there are junctions which give priority to traffic coming from the right. Remember they drive on the right there. It's a silly idea, but it's French!

As I reached what used to be traffic lights at the entrance to the Market Place (sorry, Shared Space), a car came from the left by the Abbey and turned into the Shared Space (got it right that time).

Does anybody know who has priority at this fairly busy junction?


J Richard Goodfellow