A walk down ‘world’s first smart street’

London unveils the world’s first eco smart street incorporating the latest innovations in green energy technology.

LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (Reuters) – A small alleyway off of Oxford Street – one of Europe’s busiest streets – has been transformed into the world’s first smart street in a £500,000 refurbishment.

The street includes the latest green energy innovations from across the world, including tiles that produce kinetic energy when walked on and a “clean air bench” removing pollutants from the atmosphere.

Jace Tyrrell, CEO of the New West End Company that commissioned the work, said there are plans to introduce 20 more of these streets across London within a decade.