Robbing Peter...

Robbing Peter...

Robbing Peter...

First published in Letters by

SIMON SWEENEY wrote in the letters page of April 25 demanding the Lendal Bridge be shut again, stating that it is essential to deal with chronic congestion problems.

I would reply that he should have witnessed the chronic congestion problems the closure created in Clifton, especially down Burdyke Avenue, Water Lane and Water End.

Tony Feetenby, Burdyke Avenue, Clifton, York.

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10:13am Tue 29 Apr 14

Pedro says...

York City Council view: Congestion on Clifton Bridge doesn't matter.
York City Council view: Congestion on Clifton Bridge doesn't matter. Pedro
  • Score: -28

11:11am Tue 29 Apr 14

Johnboy1946 says...

The closure of Lendal Bridge was the cause of the congestion in other parts of the city. Not only the roads around Clifton but Foss Islands Road and Bishopthorpe Road aswell. As for the pollution, buses taxis and emergency vehicles were allowed to use the bridge so pollution was not significantly cut.
This was just another way for the council to make money although this time it backfired on them.
The closure of Lendal Bridge was the cause of the congestion in other parts of the city. Not only the roads around Clifton but Foss Islands Road and Bishopthorpe Road aswell. As for the pollution, buses taxis and emergency vehicles were allowed to use the bridge so pollution was not significantly cut. This was just another way for the council to make money although this time it backfired on them. Johnboy1946
  • Score: -29

11:40am Tue 29 Apr 14

CHISSY1 says...

When are people going to stop banging on about Lendal Bridge,get a hobby for goodness sake.
When are people going to stop banging on about Lendal Bridge,get a hobby for goodness sake. CHISSY1
  • Score: -53

12:23pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Fat Harry says...

Didn't see any more congestion down Bur Dyke Avenue than I see every day when travelling along it. It's certainly no better since the bridge opened again.

Most congestion along there is caused by people double-parking and making it difficult for anything bigger than a mini to get through.
Didn't see any more congestion down Bur Dyke Avenue than I see every day when travelling along it. It's certainly no better since the bridge opened again. Most congestion along there is caused by people double-parking and making it difficult for anything bigger than a mini to get through. Fat Harry
  • Score: -52

3:28pm Tue 29 Apr 14

yorkiemum says...

Too flipping right!!! Water Lane Shipton Road and Clifton Bridge were horrendous when Lendal was shut, although have noticed this week that the traffic lights at the bottom of Rawcliffe Lane have been altered only letting 3-4 cars at a time go through, same with the lights at Poppy Road school.
Too flipping right!!! Water Lane Shipton Road and Clifton Bridge were horrendous when Lendal was shut, although have noticed this week that the traffic lights at the bottom of Rawcliffe Lane have been altered only letting 3-4 cars at a time go through, same with the lights at Poppy Road school. yorkiemum
  • Score: -24

4:12pm Tue 29 Apr 14

Jonothon says...

Fat Harry is right. Only the clinically insane would try to shorten their journey by using Burdyke Avenue if they didn't have to.

It's the same now as it was before during and after the bridge trial, blocked by cars inconsiderately parked half-on, half-off the verges.
Fat Harry is right. Only the clinically insane would try to shorten their journey by using Burdyke Avenue if they didn't have to. It's the same now as it was before during and after the bridge trial, blocked by cars inconsiderately parked half-on, half-off the verges. Jonothon
  • Score: 44

3:35am Wed 30 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Feetenby's in his own little bubble again... As has been said on here countless times before, the congestion around the Clifton Green area and streets feeding off from it have been in a state of congestion for ages before Lendal Bridge was shut anyway....
The Press only printed the anti-closure letters (about a 7:1 ratio of anti:pro closure) whilst the bridge was closed off, almost as if they had their own agenda - which would go against the media supposedly having an unbiased opinion.

And as I recall, the very first act this council did when they got into power involved fiddling around with Water End to appease motorists who thought removing 20 meters of green tarmac at one end was some sort of pixie-dust-powered silver bullet that would get rid of all congestion along there.
Feetenby's in his own little bubble again... As has been said on here countless times before, the congestion around the Clifton Green area and streets feeding off from it have been in a state of congestion for ages before Lendal Bridge was shut anyway.... The Press only printed the anti-closure letters (about a 7:1 ratio of anti:pro closure) whilst the bridge was closed off, almost as if they had their own agenda - which would go against the media supposedly having an unbiased opinion. And as I recall, the very first act this council did when they got into power involved fiddling around with Water End to appease motorists who thought removing 20 meters of green tarmac at one end was some sort of pixie-dust-powered silver bullet that would get rid of all congestion along there. Magicman!
  • Score: -1

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