(This is something that I wrote on diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk.)
A little late, but to respond to TheLupineOne’s query about the ownership of the new pedways, it looks like The City has taken these on, and declared them to be “city walkways”. Which sounds like good news. This according to a sign attached to the railings, pictured here:
See on diamondgeezer.blogspot.co.uk.