Double standards

Double standards

Double standards

First published in Letters by

HOW can the council back free parking in the city car parks?

Forgive my cynicism, but won’t that mean more cars coming into the city, even though the council has always maintained it was striving to find ways to cut down on traffic in the city, hence the Lendal Bridge trial closure?

Surely a greener alternative would be to use the money allocated for free parking to make the Park&Ride a free service which would help get more shoppers into the city while cutting down on the amount of traffic/pollution in the city a win-win situation.

For the council to back any scheme that may go against its green ambitions for the city would be hypocritical or should it be allowed to practise double standards when it suits?

Graham Hayden, Malvern Avenue, York.

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12:07pm Fri 18 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Quite easily really given the times which are designed to create chaos in the morning rush hour so they can then say we have a problem and need to close a bridge.
Quite easily really given the times which are designed to create chaos in the morning rush hour so they can then say we have a problem and need to close a bridge. strangebuttrue?
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10:36pm Fri 18 Apr 14

nowthen says...

There's an election looming ! Labour's history has always been benefits for votes ! You've been sucked in but the sentient majority won't be.
There's an election looming ! Labour's history has always been benefits for votes ! You've been sucked in but the sentient majority won't be. nowthen
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9:32am Sat 19 Apr 14

lydimoo says...

The free car parking is paid for by the Vanguarde shopping centre, it was part of the planning permission etc. so the council aren't paying for it!
The free car parking is paid for by the Vanguarde shopping centre, it was part of the planning permission etc. so the council aren't paying for it! lydimoo
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