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Meeting the needs
IMAGINE the scene. It’s late evening and you are returning from the city centre.
You can’t take a bus, because like many a letter writer to The Press recently you have found the buses are unreliable, so you are in your car.
You haven’t been able to find a toilet open on the way back to the car and you are now travelling out of town with a burning desire, but although the roads are empty and there are no cyclists or pedestrians due to the late hour, you can only struggle along at 20mph because of the new limits.
What is the point of a speed limit that is out of place outside certain hours? It only encourages drivers to break the rules out of sheer frustration. It’s no good complaining to the council, which listens to no one.
If they want to reduce dependence on cars, adequate bus facilities must be maintained. A bus journey is going to take longer than a car journey, so people may want toilet facilities before they travel.
Come on, let’s have some joined-up thinking from our planners and decision-makers.
Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.