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Tough travel decisions
I WAS disappointed to see Liz Edge (Letters, May 22) railing against York’s Transport Strategy, which is intended to help those who need to travel by car, by making their peak-time journeys easier.
The only practical way to achieve this is for all residents to make intelligent decisions about travel choices, and consider car sharing, walking, cycling and the bus for local journeys. That will make the best use of our city’s finite road capacity.
The physical priority measures needed to encourage modal shift may not be acceptable to some, but the alternative will be gridlock. Not at present but a decade or two further on.
Perhaps when the A59 Park&Ride comes on stream we will see more moaning at its associated bus priority measures. Liz should have another walk around York with some professional transport planners. She could swot up beforehand on the local transport plan, which every local authority must have by Whitehall decree.
One might think that York is going it alone, but readers may be assured that local authorities across the UK have long accepted that quarts do not fit into pint pots.
Paul Hepworth, Windmill Rise, Holgate, York.