Could Leicester emulate Bath's success in converting an unused relic, costing the City ratepayers enormous sums, into a tourist attraction - plus cycle and pedestrian artery into the City from the West?
See Leicester Mercury. Far from tunnel vision, the next-to-last paragraph indicates that a reopening is on Sir Peter Soulsby's agenda.
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I would suggest the next move should be to ask Sir Peter to visit Bath, and ride the Two Tunnels Greenway, if he hasn't already done so. It's stupendous!