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Lit up three ways...
9:33am Tuesday 1st May 2012 in Letters
I HAVE been away for two months in Australia writing a book and investigating man sheds.
To share this information, I met up with ‘old’ school friends in town and travelled along Holgate Road. Does this stretch of road now come with user information and thinking time – I am referring to the excess of traffic lights. I assume other people have written about this latest City of York Council idea. I wonder if there is a six-page explanation on the website; it would make interesting reading. Perhaps it was an end-of-year-budget spend and we can expect a three traffic light system on all junctions.
Anne Church, Severus Avenue, Acomb, York.
• CONGRATULATIONS to the traffic management team who thought up the new traffic lights at the junction of Holgate Road and Blossom Street.
For the first time in the 30 years that I’ve lived on Holgate Road, I can now cross the road in safety, as the road has turned into a car park, with traffic heading into the city at a virtual standstill from morning till night most days.
It does take me a little longer to get across the road than it did, due to being poisoned by the exhaust fumes from all the standing traffic.
I should think the air pollution monitor at Holgate Villas must be working overtime.
Graham Willey, Holgate Road, York.