AS A York resident and a motorist, I am sorry that Lendal Bridge is not to remain closed.

If anyone would like to start an online petition to keep it closed, I would be happy to sign it and so would many other motorists I know. The closure did not deter me from visiting York city centre which I love and visit frequently.

The closure was a civilising policy, which must have been welcomed by many people of all political persuasions. There are too many moaning, lazy people around who would benefit from using their legs a bit more.

Rod Bell, Askham Lane, Acomb, York.