Too many cars

York Press: Too many cars Too many cars

DURING my childhood only one or two cars would be found parked in any street and children owned residential streets for play.

Even in the early 1960s teenagers with cars were a minority (I was one). Nowadays, York’s residential streets are filled with parked cars and thoroughfares become clogged at certain times.

Without future unpopular restrictions, motorists like myself will be gridlocked to a permanent standstill in a fug of toxic fumes, while claiming the right to do so.

The Lendal Bridge experiment was arguably badly executed and it punished visitors through abysmal signage.

But we do need to get a grip on universal car usage which is becoming unsustainable given the actual space and breathable air available in this city. If not Lendal, then what?

R Fletcher, Fifth Avenue, York.

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1:13am Sun 20 Apr 14

Meldrew2 says...

Then what? Try what Perth does in Oz - make busses that travel to the city free so that those who work or wish to shop in the centre can leave their cars at home.

What's the point in my wife and I waiting for a bus to go from Woodthorpe to the centre when it costs us almost £6 to get tickets? I can park in the centre for much less than that and 6 miles of petrol won't cost me much at all.
Then what? Try what Perth does in Oz - make busses that travel to the city free so that those who work or wish to shop in the centre can leave their cars at home. What's the point in my wife and I waiting for a bus to go from Woodthorpe to the centre when it costs us almost £6 to get tickets? I can park in the centre for much less than that and 6 miles of petrol won't cost me much at all. Meldrew2
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