Get used to it

York Press: Get used to it Get used to it

SIMON SWEENEY (Letters, April 25) wants Lendal Bridge closed again soon. He obviously has not read the huge variety of opinions in depth, printed since the trial started, that caused the Labour council to abandon it.

Living in Sheriff Hutton, he may not have seen the total chaos the experiment caused everywhere else in the city, let alone understood the damage it did to the tourism industry. We have too many people driving too many vehicles on too small an island, so get used to it.

Len Spray, Trent Avenue, Huntington, York.

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11:32am Tue 29 Apr 14

Zetkin says...

Hyperbole like this does no one any favours. I live somewhat closer to the city centre than Mr Spray, but did not see "total chaos" in my patch, let alone "everywhere" during the trial period.

There certainly has been a huge variety of opinions expressed, but for the fundamentalists on both sides only one set of opinions counts; those of us who were sceptical at the outset, but willing to await a sober reflection upon the trial's results have been drowned out by the screams of empty rhetoric.
Hyperbole like this does no one any favours. I live somewhat closer to the city centre than Mr Spray, but did not see "total chaos" in my patch, let alone "everywhere" during the trial period. There certainly has been a huge variety of opinions expressed, but for the fundamentalists on both sides only one set of opinions counts; those of us who were sceptical at the outset, but willing to await a sober reflection upon the trial's results have been drowned out by the screams of empty rhetoric. Zetkin
  • Score: -4

11:48am Tue 29 Apr 14

NickPheas says...

I cross the bridge every day, and I didn't notice total chaos either.

I feel sorry for the tourists, but what were they ever going to do when they got across the bridge? Park in Museum Street so they could have a nice visit to the minster?
I cross the bridge every day, and I didn't notice total chaos either. I feel sorry for the tourists, but what were they ever going to do when they got across the bridge? Park in Museum Street so they could have a nice visit to the minster? NickPheas
  • Score: -13

11:56am Tue 29 Apr 14

Meldrew2 says...

But it did cause chaos down Bishopthorpe Road! Nunnery Lane, Skeldargate Bridge, Foss a Islands, Layerthorpe, Fulford Road, etc.

I've been travelling those routes to work for the last ten years and it was never so bad until they closed the bridge!

Of course there was little evidence of chos on Lendal Bridge - it was shut!
But it did cause chaos down Bishopthorpe Road! Nunnery Lane, Skeldargate Bridge, Foss a Islands, Layerthorpe, Fulford Road, etc. I've been travelling those routes to work for the last ten years and it was never so bad until they closed the bridge! Of course there was little evidence of chos on Lendal Bridge - it was shut! Meldrew2
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5:10pm Tue 29 Apr 14

steve-white says...

A lot of people think the closure was a good idea but just handled really badly. I walked past a queue of mainly singularly occupied cars last week stretching from the iron bridge to the odeon - one double decker bus would've been enough to take them all -
A lot of people think the closure was a good idea but just handled really badly. I walked past a queue of mainly singularly occupied cars last week stretching from the iron bridge to the odeon - one double decker bus would've been enough to take them all - steve-white
  • Score: -3

10:18pm Tue 29 Apr 14

wallman says...

would the double decker take them all to where they wanted to go? or were some of the motorists disabled who cant travel on a bus?
would the double decker take them all to where they wanted to go? or were some of the motorists disabled who cant travel on a bus? wallman
  • Score: 0

3:45am Wed 30 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

This letter is so full of tired cliché's that it does not merit any long responses. Shame there's no way of using text characters to write out a 'emoticon' look of derision.
This letter is so full of tired cliché's that it does not merit any long responses. Shame there's no way of using text characters to write out a 'emoticon' look of derision. Magicman!
  • Score: -1

7:06am Wed 30 Apr 14

steve-white says...

wallman wrote:
would the double decker take them all to where they wanted to go? or were some of the motorists disabled who cant travel on a bus?
I think you can understand my general point can't you?
[quote][p][bold]wallman[/bold] wrote: would the double decker take them all to where they wanted to go? or were some of the motorists disabled who cant travel on a bus?[/p][/quote]I think you can understand my general point can't you? steve-white
  • Score: 0

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