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I AM pleased I made Cynthia Glasby smile (Letters, October 3) and concede she has a point about my complaint.
However, I will not be able to follow her sage advice. Cynthia may have been fit during her 20s, but I was having physiotherapy to help me cope with the after-effects of a brain haemorrhage during mine.
I am now in my 40s and I still have residual mobility problems. I have never dared to ride a bike on the open road. Also, living in Clifton Moor and working at the Heslington East campus means the walk is too far and I can’t afford a car.
Mrs Glasby is correct to imply I have it cushy compared to her. I acknowledge I do have a choice of alternatives. My issue was not the lack of choice but the cost of those choices. Unless I want to take more than an hour to get to work, I will have to pay more.
I would also like to point out that I too have arrived at work cold, wet and tired on many mornings even though I have travelled by bus – a 20-minute wait in Rougier Street for a bus can soon get to you.
Dr Richard Greaves, Morehall Close, York.