How could we improve the village centre?

I've  started a new conversation about the future of Formby Village on the latest conversational tool from Twitter called 'Branch'.

You can use more than the usual 140 characters to expand your ideas. Why not join me, let's see what wealth of good ideas the community of Formby has for the future.

As a starter I like to suggest we blur the distinction between the road and the pavements. It's called 'shared space' elsewhere. It slows down traffic, reduces noise, pollution, potential accidents and generally improves the social feeling in a public space.

At the moment vehicles and people get in each others' way and the barriers emphasise that division.

What do you think?

Here's the page where the debate starts: