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Alternatives to bridge demolition
I AM in favour of this proposed bridge scheme because it may be a service the city needs, may bring work to the city, may even bring much-needed revenue and may even reduce traffic levels.
Now let,s have another think: how much traffic chaos will this cause while under construction; where will all the funding come from; and, as with most projects, how much will it overspend?
Now the question is: where does this money come from and what happens if when work starts, as in Hungate, it proves to be a major historical site of national interest?
Does work get delayed, and thus cause the road users of the city even more prolonged traffic chaos?
So is it back to the drawing board or is it all systems go? If it's a green light, start, crack on and get finished.
Like everything that happens in York, there will be far too much arguing; there will always be winners and losers.
I fear I will be commenting on this again once millions have been spent and we still have the same bridge.
Gary Mitchell, The Groves, York.
• The idea of a bus interchange hub near to the railway station makes sense and should be encouraged.
The current thinking seems to be the demolition of Queen Street bridge and using the land below is the answer.
This will entail huge costs and traffic disruption over a long period. An alternative to alleviate said problems is on the doorstep.
The “teardrop” site is perfectly placed to accommodate the land size needed, and is also adjoining the railway station. It will also solve the problem of what to do with this wasteland.
Geoff Robb, Hunters Close, Dunnington .
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