City’s gone to pot

City’s gone to pot

City’s gone to pot

First published in Letters by

IN his letter, The Press, March 14, Allan Denney wonders if drivers might come to like a car- free city centre.

Might I suggest it won’t be long before we have a car-free city. I cannot remember roads and footpaths being in such poor condition (pot holes, sunken grates and very poor surfaces).

It is a nightmare on a pedal cycle. My son is a mechanic and he says it is unbelievable the number of vehicles coming into the garage with broken suspensions.

If anyone knows a decent road surface in York please let me know.

Answers on the back of a postage stamp.

Graheme Watson, Key Way, Fulford, York.

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9:36pm Sat 22 Mar 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Have the council not spent thousands of our pounds putting in car wrecking speed humps which get even more vicious by the year?

Why then would they spend thousands filling in car wrecking pot holes?
Have the council not spent thousands of our pounds putting in car wrecking speed humps which get even more vicious by the year? Why then would they spend thousands filling in car wrecking pot holes? strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -29

2:49am Sun 23 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

If anyone knows a decent road surface in York please let me know

If you go down Elvington Lane, you get near the York Maze and the tarmac for the bus stop layby does come out into the general carriageway a little bit - that's a nice bit to ride along.... the rest of that road is absolutely dreadful, so it's like an oasis in the desert really.
[quote]If anyone knows a decent road surface in York please let me know[/quote] If you go down Elvington Lane, you get near the York Maze and the tarmac for the bus stop layby does come out into the general carriageway a little bit - that's a nice bit to ride along.... the rest of that road is absolutely dreadful, so it's like an oasis in the desert really. Magicman!
  • Score: 32

12:34pm Sun 23 Mar 14

Maquis says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Have the council not spent thousands of our pounds putting in car wrecking speed humps which get even more vicious by the year?

Why then would they spend thousands filling in car wrecking pot holes?
Where do you think the material comes from for the speed humps? I think they dig a hole, let's call is a pot hole, and then Tarmac over the material, hey presto two "road calming" measures in one ;)
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Have the council not spent thousands of our pounds putting in car wrecking speed humps which get even more vicious by the year? Why then would they spend thousands filling in car wrecking pot holes?[/p][/quote]Where do you think the material comes from for the speed humps? I think they dig a hole, let's call is a pot hole, and then Tarmac over the material, hey presto two "road calming" measures in one ;) Maquis
  • Score: 5

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