LARA CROFT WAY
NEW DERBY ROAD NAME
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[ February 26th 2010 ]
City Council have announced Lara Croft Way as
the winning entry of an online vote to name a
new section of the city's ring road. The Tomb
Raider star was first conceived in Derby by British
studio Core Design before being exported to U.S.
studio Crystal Dynamics.
City councilor Lucy Care, said: "The vote really
captured the imagination of people from across
the world. Despite my lack of gaming knowledge,
I accept that a majority of 89% for Lara Croft
is too overwhelming to ignore. She was created
in Derby and deserves to stand alongside some
of the more traditional icons of the city."
Croft Way had been shortlisted as a possible candidate
along with John Flamsteed Way, Griffon Way, Merlin
Way, Sorocold Way, Steve Bloomer Way, Eagle Way
and Mercian Way.