Minding the gaps

First published in Letters by

FURTHER to spending a quarter of my life sitting in traffic jams in and around York, it has occurred to me that there is nothing wrong with the layout of the roads that retraining drivers to not leave a 50-yard gap between them and the car in front wouldn’t solve.

Beth Dale, Lilbourne Drive, Hawthorn Meadows, Clifton Moor, York.

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10:57am Fri 4 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

If you are able bodied, perhaps it will also occur to you that there are other travel choices for some of your car journeys around the City from the far flung reaches of Clifton Moor. Visit itravelyork.info to learn more.
If you are able bodied, perhaps it will also occur to you that there are other travel choices for some of your car journeys around the City from the far flung reaches of Clifton Moor. Visit itravelyork.info to learn more. pedalling paul
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5:38pm Fri 4 Jan 13

Mulgrave says...

I recently wondered why the A59 roundabout on the bypass was completely choked until I eventually joined the A1237 heading towards Clifton Moor and found the culprit who had left a 250 yard gap in crawling traffic. Is this a record?
I recently wondered why the A59 roundabout on the bypass was completely choked until I eventually joined the A1237 heading towards Clifton Moor and found the culprit who had left a 250 yard gap in crawling traffic. Is this a record? Mulgrave
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5:55pm Fri 4 Jan 13

inthesticks says...

pedalling paul wrote:
If you are able bodied, perhaps it will also occur to you that there are other travel choices for some of your car journeys around the City from the far flung reaches of Clifton Moor. Visit itravelyork.info to learn more.
The King of smug.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: If you are able bodied, perhaps it will also occur to you that there are other travel choices for some of your car journeys around the City from the far flung reaches of Clifton Moor. Visit itravelyork.info to learn more.[/p][/quote]The King of smug. inthesticks
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12:14am Sat 5 Jan 13

akaroa says...

if drivers drastically reduced the distance to the car in front when parked at lights/in traffic etc, if instead of crawling along in bottom gear, drivers drove their vehicle towards lights, etc, between changes, then congestion would be greatly reduced. Among other things, the school run etc, crawling traffic, excessive space between vehicles creates congestion
if drivers drastically reduced the distance to the car in front when parked at lights/in traffic etc, if instead of crawling along in bottom gear, drivers drove their vehicle towards lights, etc, between changes, then congestion would be greatly reduced. Among other things, the school run etc, crawling traffic, excessive space between vehicles creates congestion akaroa
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4:16am Sat 5 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Mulgrave wrote:
I recently wondered why the A59 roundabout on the bypass was completely choked until I eventually joined the A1237 heading towards Clifton Moor and found the culprit who had left a 250 yard gap in crawling traffic. Is this a record?
They're among the same group of drivers who wait for an inordinately huge space to open up before they'll dare to get close to entering the roundabout, and then put the brakes on at the last second because there's a car half a mile away that might come on to the roundabout!
[quote][p][bold]Mulgrave[/bold] wrote: I recently wondered why the A59 roundabout on the bypass was completely choked until I eventually joined the A1237 heading towards Clifton Moor and found the culprit who had left a 250 yard gap in crawling traffic. Is this a record?[/p][/quote]They're among the same group of drivers who wait for an inordinately huge space to open up before they'll dare to get close to entering the roundabout, and then put the brakes on at the last second because there's a car half a mile away that might come on to the roundabout! Magicman!
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11:18pm Mon 7 Jan 13

Sensetalker says...

Actually peddaling Paul....yes it does occur to me that there are other modes of transport ...I pay road fund to choose how I travel ..do you ? however not being able bodied limits them somewhat...however you may find that being a cyclist gets you to see an anger management consultant quicker and maybe even help your chronic rudeness....though I doubt that.Dont you realise that you are not helping the pro cyclist cause you are merely reinforcing what we car drivers think about your rude egotistical views
Actually peddaling Paul....yes it does occur to me that there are other modes of transport ...I pay road fund to choose how I travel ..do you ? however not being able bodied limits them somewhat...however you may find that being a cyclist gets you to see an anger management consultant quicker and maybe even help your chronic rudeness....though I doubt that.Dont you realise that you are not helping the pro cyclist cause you are merely reinforcing what we car drivers think about your rude egotistical views Sensetalker
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