Get in touch: send your photos, videos, news & views by texting YORK to 80360 or send an email»
Peace of mind
AS A resident of South Bank, I agree with the need for a 20mph zone within the area. This is why I have got myself actively involved with the 20’s Plenty campaign, as surely it would be more beneficial to give access to all road users and not only cars.
I personally use a car, but on the road I live on you’d be lucky to park up, never mind trying to drive along as the double parked cars significantly reduce the road width.
So a 20mph limit would act as an incentive to reducing car volume in the South Bank area, as well as providing a safer environment for walkers and cyclists.
With a large secondary school nearby and statistic suggesting that fewer than 40 per cent of secondary school kids walk to school (Living Streets Campaign), a 20mph limit would give parents and kids peace of mind that is safe to walk and cycle to school, rather than be driven on the usual school run.
Not only would this be good for the environment, it would better for health and the pocket.
Matthew Genn, Brunswick Street, South Bank, York.
• I GET the impression that your 20’s Plenty writers assume anyone who is against them must be a motorist.
The fact is that I gave up driving round most of York because of the expensive repair bills caused by speed bumps. I then cycled but gave that up because of the buses and taxis that gave no consideration to cyclists.
I now tend to walk, although the pedestrian refuges being removed for the buses have made that more hazardous.
The assumption that most people will suddenly take to their bikes or Shanks’ Pony is not very realistic, especially given the state of the roads and the pavements around Acomb .
C Page, Gale Lane, Acomb, York.