UK road named after Tomb Raider

Written by Joe Martin

March 1, 2010 // 10:51 a.m.

Tags: #core-design #derby #derby-road-named-lara-croft-way #derbyshire #eidos #lara-croft #road #tomb-raider

A road in Derby, UK, has been named after Tomb Raider after a poll revealed an 89 percent approval rate for the title 'Lara Croft Way'.

Over 27,000 people took part in a public vote to decide what the new ring road should be called, with the vast majority deciding to honour Derby's most famous digital export - Lara Croft.

The Tomb Raider games were published by Eidos and developed by Derby-based Core Design, with Lara's actual concept coming from series creator Toby Gard.

Lara Croft Way is a new ring road which connects Osmaston Road with Burton Road and cost £36.2 million GBP to build.

"Despite my lack of gaming knowledge, I accept that a majority of 89 per cent for Lara Croft is too overwhelming to ignore," said cabinet member for planning and transportation, Councillor Lucy Care in a public statement.

"She was created in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some of the more traditional icons of the city.

89 percent approval is a pretty sure sign of public support, but let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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