Coun Andy D Agorne visited Nunnery Lane one Saturday evening and declared there were no queues beyond what could get through on each green phase of lights (The Press, May 19). Will this be his justification for continuing the closure of Bishopthorpe Road?

The time he visited bears no comparison with gridlocked traffic in The Mount area and in Fishergate/ Fulford Road on a schoolday morning pre- lockdown. This gridlock will become far worse in future.

Quentin MacDonald’s view on the letters page was that the closure should be bulldozed through now. For him to argue this when safely ensconced in Poppleton, never having to live with any consequences he is advocating for other people living in the area or using the road regularly, is just unbelievable. As a Liberal Democrat where is his respect for other people’s differing views?

More than 1,500 people have signed the petition to re-open the road - a growing testament to the feelings on this.

On May 1, 2018, Coun D’Agorne’s Green Party pledged all councillors elected on May 3 would make school environments safer and less polluted. Diverting traffic past or near to three schools in the area is not protecting/ safeguarding children’s health. But it is what York residents have for a long time now come to expect of this dysfunctional council.

Peter Boulton,

Orchard Gardens, York