EVERYONE likes to walk in the sunny uplands, breathing clean air and enjoying the environment. There is just one problem – it doesn’t work that way.

With Lendal Bridge now open again, the council forgot a few basic facts we should all consider and they have rediscovered, the main one being “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”.

We have too many people driving too many vehicles on too small an island, and as members of the EU, our front door is wide open.

Last month, the British motor industry built more than two million vehicles of which nearly half a million were newly registered on to our roads and they all have to go somewhere – even over Lendal Bridge.

The council is rightly concerned for the health of our children and grandchildren, but we would have been better advised to design and construct a couple of extra bridges over the river to spread the ever increasing load of vehicles.

The biggest problem we have is that the city was designed by the Romans about 2,000 years ago and having the river cutting the city in half and it is slowly moving eastwards to Monks Cross and surrounding areas.

The huge variety of opinions in The Press letters pages will eventually subside, but any new initiatives that the councillors dream up need to be more deeply considered in future.

Len Spray, Trent Avenue, Huntington, York.