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Choices over traffic
I READ in The Press of October 14 about the various concerns and personal angst over the introduction of the Lendal Bridge closure.
I was a very regular visitor to London in 2002 when the Mayor of London introduced the congestion charge. The letters and articles in the London local press at the time are similar to those shown today in York.
London would not go back now, because of the benefits, so why should York?
There are three options:
1. Do nothing and allow York to become gridlocked by a traffic free-for-all;
2. Provide a London-type congestion charge within the inner ring road;
3. Try to manage traffic in York by a series of schemes (Lendal and Coppergate).
Neil Raw, Oriel Grove, Clifton Without, York.
• IT MUST be obvious to our leaders that the fines imposed without notice on those illegally crossing Lendal Bridge are unfair to visitors as their SatNavs direct them over the bridge.
The only signage falls to yellow temporary signs advising of restricted use. Not a peep about the fines levied on those who are probably lost. No advice of an escape route.
The woman in a in a 4x4 who meandered, obviously lost, over the bridge has my sympathy. Having incurred the initial fine, she promptly turned round and came right back, obviously still unaware of the consequences, to turn into the library forecourt she was seeking in the first place.
Come on, City of York Council – you really should make people clearly aware of the consequences of crossing the bridge rather than simply mumbling on about restricted access.
JA Whitmore, Springfield Road, Upper Poppleton, York.
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