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These are public roads
ONCE again the residents of Westminster Road and The Avenue think they are special.
In The Press of October 10, they are again complaining about the traffic using the public highway down their streets.
The article says that “1,500 vehicles now use this route” – but fails to say over what length of time this takes.
I cannot believe that after the council has reinstated the filter lane at Clifton Green this is daily; it also fails to say how many of these 1,500 belong to residents of the roads in question or parents doing the school run and dropping their children off at the local school.
Many streets could be classed as rat runs, although I cannot see how that terminology can apply to a public highway that is paid for by the highways authority to be used by anyone who thinks fit.
If the residents of Westminster Road and The Avenue apply for their roads to become private and they are prepared to pay in future for maintenance, all well and good.
Until such time I will continue to use these streets whenever I feel like it, as I do all public highways.
AP Cox, Heath Close, Holgate, York.