which is causing much tutting at the moment because
- it should be earth-coloured not grey
- its smooth surface means cyclists go too fast when by rights they should be dodging or falling into potholes
- it is too wide
- it leads to the new shopping centre.
Look up, people, there is world to enjoy and far worse evils to agitate about.
(Seriously, though, do you really believe it's been improved to make walkers and cyclists go shopping?!)