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Four ways to nowhere
I’D LIKE to congratulate City of York Council on its new ‘eco’ initiative sited at Water End.
I can’t find the relevant documents on the council website, but I’m guessing that the ‘4-Way-Control’ advertising refers to the scheme’s target of changing the attitudes and actions of commuters travelling in from the ring road in the following four ways:
1). Motorists: To show them definitive proof that walking or cycling are a quicker way of travelling into the city centre
2). Park&Ride users: To show them definitive proof that walking or cycling are a quicker, and less prone to price increases, way of travelling from the P&R into the city centre
3). Cyclists: To show them definitive proof that they were right all along
4). Pedestrians: To show them definitive proof that being ‘self-righteous’ is a virtue.
Sadly, I’ve noticed that there are still quite a few motorists and P&R users persisting with their determination to waste over an hour of their travelling time to traverse three miles.
Maybe ‘Phase 2’ could include ripping up the roads and replacing them all with miles of floral displays.
If that doesn’t get them out of their vehicles, nothing will… and the tourists will love it.
Geoff Devine, Foss Walk, Nether Poppleton, York.