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Wheels in motion
What practical common sense the Lord Mayor and the leader of the council have shown in visiting Dijon (The Press September 20) to see how its city council is tackling the same problems as York is facing.
All historic, tourist cities are having to address the same demands, such as: the maintenance and commercial use of historic buildings; meeting the conflicting needs of pedestrians, cyclist and motor vehicles in mediaeval streets; providing better public transport to housing and stores on the ring roads.
Sometime in the future York will be investigating state-of-the-art urban transport systems. I don’t doubt that the civic party quizzed Dijon council on the snags and benefits of the tramway system it has recently installed – just as Dijon councillors came here to study our Park&Ride system.
It is no advantage to rate payers to have councillors reinventing the wheel.
Maurice Vassie, Cartmans Cottage, Deighton, York.