Clive Matthews makes a very important point about heavy goods vehicle deliveries (Should we let lorries deliver near schools?, Letters, November 26). To attempt to reverse an HGV without a banksman in a residential area, as Clive describes, is something no competent Transport Manager should condone.

The reality is that for many inner-city deliveries, articulated HGVs are simply not appropriate; our road infrastructure is not adequate for HGVs to make deliveries safely, without endangering cyclists, pedestrians and other road users.

City centre and urban deliveries require smaller vehicles; operating within the latest Euro 6 emissions standards, or even better electrically-powered; and complying with direct vision requirements to enable the driver to see other vulnerable road vehicles.

Chris Polack,

Wigginton Road, York