No traffic jams

No traffic jams

No traffic jams

First published in Letters by

AFTER living in York for most of my life, I had become anaesthetised to the problem of getting round by car.

The more houses and flats that are built generate more vehicles on already clogged roads. These houses and flats are necessary, but these new householders in the main also have cars. Now, there are numerous 20mph signs. If only! On some of these roads you would be lucky to reach that speed because of all the traffic.

When we retired three years ago, my husband and I were in a position to live anywhere, where previously our jobs kept us in York. We moved to the outskirts of Barnsley which we have never regretted. The countryside around us is amazing. Traffic jams non-existent, great places to visit, great places to shop. The South Yorkshire people are friendly and warm.

Even though I have friends and family still in York, I do not think we would ever move back. I visit most weeks but sometimes it takes longer to get across town than it does to get from Barnsley to York, as it did last Tuesday. When will it be accepted that the A1237 has to be a dual carriageway?

Ann Cruickshank, Edgehill Road, Staincross, Barnsley.

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7:11pm Sat 5 Jul 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Welcome to York traffic. Some of us have to deal with it most of the day everyday.

As for the A1237, just about everyone in York (apart from some cyclist who thinks he knows everything about York's roads) knows it should have been dualled years ago
Welcome to York traffic. Some of us have to deal with it most of the day everyday. As for the A1237, just about everyone in York (apart from some cyclist who thinks he knows everything about York's roads) knows it should have been dualled years ago AnotherPointofView
  • Score: 16

8:16pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Frodo Baggins says...

I am sure the people of York are glad you have decided to live in Barnsley.....but, if you could have chosen anywhere in the UK, why Barnsley? Isn't the Lake District beautiful? What about Devon and Cornwall or even Wales & Scotland? These areas are less likely to have "flats & houses" built their than Barnsley so congestion will be even lower! What I am basically saying is, what was the point of your letter and why are the Press highlighting it?
I am sure the people of York are glad you have decided to live in Barnsley.....but, if you could have chosen anywhere in the UK, why Barnsley? Isn't the Lake District beautiful? What about Devon and Cornwall or even Wales & Scotland? These areas are less likely to have "flats & houses" built their than Barnsley so congestion will be even lower! What I am basically saying is, what was the point of your letter and why are the Press highlighting it? Frodo Baggins
  • Score: 16

8:49pm Sat 5 Jul 14

was york now rotherham says...

i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter
i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter was york now rotherham
  • Score: -12

9:23pm Sat 5 Jul 14

chris birdsall says...

Why is it that the vast majority of letters printed are either anti york or anti council, is someone in the press a york hater,start being positive about our beautiful city,or take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK.
Why is it that the vast majority of letters printed are either anti york or anti council, is someone in the press a york hater,start being positive about our beautiful city,or take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK. chris birdsall
  • Score: 21

10:11pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Jazzper says...

chris birdsall wrote:
Why is it that the vast majority of letters printed are either anti york or anti council, is someone in the press a york hater,start being positive about our beautiful city,or take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK.
" Take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK. " Like Barnsley for instance! :-(
[quote][p][bold]chris birdsall[/bold] wrote: Why is it that the vast majority of letters printed are either anti york or anti council, is someone in the press a york hater,start being positive about our beautiful city,or take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK.[/p][/quote]" Take a trip around some of the other god awful places in the UK. " Like Barnsley for instance! :-( Jazzper
  • Score: 10

11:10pm Sat 5 Jul 14

Silver says...

I moved here 8 years ago I've not regretted it ever since.
I moved here 8 years ago I've not regretted it ever since. Silver
  • Score: 9

11:24pm Sat 5 Jul 14

wallman says...

I live in York 60 plus years wake up every day to trees and fields so why should I live in a backwater like Swinton?
I live in York 60 plus years wake up every day to trees and fields so why should I live in a backwater like Swinton? wallman
  • Score: 10

2:21pm Sun 6 Jul 14

anth!! says...

was york now rotherham wrote:
i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter
You stay there ( not their ), who are you to come on here and slag off our beautiful city, good riddance I say.
[quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter[/p][/quote]You stay there ( not their ), who are you to come on here and slag off our beautiful city, good riddance I say. anth!!
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Sun 6 Jul 14

chris birdsall says...

anth!! wrote:
was york now rotherham wrote:
i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter
You stay there ( not their ), who are you to come on here and slag off our beautiful city, good riddance I say.
Then why are you still reading the york press ? Oh and it's mortar. Lol.
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]was york now rotherham[/bold] wrote: i left York over 20 years ago and for the last 12 years i have lived in Swinton South Yorkshire and given the choice to stay hear or move back to York i would rarther cut of my legs than move back to their, every mornning i look out of my bedroom window or kitchen window or liveing room window on to open countryside but in york its all bricks and morter[/p][/quote]You stay there ( not their ), who are you to come on here and slag off our beautiful city, good riddance I say.[/p][/quote]Then why are you still reading the york press ? Oh and it's mortar. Lol. chris birdsall
  • Score: 6

6:00pm Sun 6 Jul 14

CaroleBaines says...

Fastest growing population in UK probably says more than this letter writer. But fair play, if she's found somewhere that suits, good. Just don't judge the whole city on ones opinion; I suspect preferring Barnsley to York would be very much a minority view!
Fastest growing population in UK probably says more than this letter writer. But fair play, if she's found somewhere that suits, good. Just don't judge the whole city on ones opinion; I suspect preferring Barnsley to York would be very much a minority view! CaroleBaines
  • Score: 6

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