Motor menace

Motor menace

Motor menace

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I AM completely against the reopening of Lendal Bridge.

The car is a menace and is killing off our planet.

If Lendal Bridge isn’t working then how about giving Ouse Bridge a try?

By the number of people stepping on and off the road on that bridge I’m surprised no one has been killed yet.

And while on the subject, how about Coppergate?

Robert D Greaves, Alder Way, New Earswick, York.

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1:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Micklegate says...

Many would say there is a lot of sense closing Ouse Bridge, it would make the pedestrian area better (it is a far busier area) and there is no real need for anyone to cross it with Skeldergate so close.
Many would say there is a lot of sense closing Ouse Bridge, it would make the pedestrian area better (it is a far busier area) and there is no real need for anyone to cross it with Skeldergate so close. Micklegate
  • Score: 3

1:31pm Thu 24 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

An emotive plea, firstly the killing our planet card and then the safety card.

The bridge is being used for its purpose, live with it.
An emotive plea, firstly the killing our planet card and then the safety card. The bridge is being used for its purpose, live with it. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -9

1:52pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Just zis guy, you know? says...

He also forgot the 'won't somebody think of the children?' line ...
He also forgot the 'won't somebody think of the children?' line ... Just zis guy, you know?
  • Score: -6

10:18pm Thu 24 Apr 14

YOUWILLDOASISAY says...

Well, the Mark-Down Mongrels are desperate as ever.

Woof, Woof, seems your powerless to do anything more than mark the scores down comments that don't agree represent your views, how impotent and weak you must be.
Well, the Mark-Down Mongrels are desperate as ever. Woof, Woof, seems your powerless to do anything more than mark the scores down comments that don't agree represent your views, how impotent and weak you must be. YOUWILLDOASISAY
  • Score: -16

10:43pm Thu 24 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Dave and Anne must still be busy getting all their supporters and friends to keep writing in to "balance it out"
Dave and Anne must still be busy getting all their supporters and friends to keep writing in to "balance it out" strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -20

10:46pm Thu 24 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Well Mr Greaves, I am completely FOR Lendal Bridge remaining open. it is part of the inner ring road and should stay that way.

I suspect that a closure of Ouse Bridge would fail in the same way Lendal Bridge failed. It couldn't be a bus street because of all the exemptions which would have to be made. It would have the same exemptions except for the road train.
Well Mr Greaves, I am completely FOR Lendal Bridge remaining open. it is part of the inner ring road and should stay that way. I suspect that a closure of Ouse Bridge would fail in the same way Lendal Bridge failed. It couldn't be a bus street because of all the exemptions which would have to be made. It would have the same exemptions except for the road train. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -23

10:06am Fri 25 Apr 14

yorkshirelad says...

I wouldn't go as far but certainly we need a more rational use of the car and this should start in small city centres. The trial really failed because of a legal technicality and also politicians prepared to put political point-scoring above the long term health (economic, environmental and bodily) of our city.

Gradual rebalancing of car use with reasonable restrictions and a prioritisation of the alternatives would be Lib Dem policy in many areas...but jumping on the anti-bandwagon was just too tempting.

Ironically in all the huff and puff, we were regularly lectured on democracy by the opponents of the closure...as they gleefully celebrated the ending of an initiative by a democratically elected local council.
I wouldn't go as far but certainly we need a more rational use of the car and this should start in small city centres. The trial really failed because of a legal technicality and also politicians prepared to put political point-scoring above the long term health (economic, environmental and bodily) of our city. Gradual rebalancing of car use with reasonable restrictions and a prioritisation of the alternatives would be Lib Dem policy in many areas...but jumping on the anti-bandwagon was just too tempting. Ironically in all the huff and puff, we were regularly lectured on democracy by the opponents of the closure...as they gleefully celebrated the ending of an initiative by a democratically elected local council. yorkshirelad
  • Score: 3

12:42pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Yorkshine1 says...

I quite enjoy the 3rd world style traffic that we have here, poeple and cars and bikes all over the place and mostly where they shouldn't be, traffic lights never working, Pedestrians in roads, cars on the pavement, taxi drivers anywhere they want, and bikes on both. They say order always descends to chaos anyway so i say leave it.
I quite enjoy the 3rd world style traffic that we have here, poeple and cars and bikes all over the place and mostly where they shouldn't be, traffic lights never working, Pedestrians in roads, cars on the pavement, taxi drivers anywhere they want, and bikes on both. They say order always descends to chaos anyway so i say leave it. Yorkshine1
  • Score: 3

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