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.