THE cause of most of York's traffic congestion is not down to the amount of traffic around the city, but the way traffic lights are phased.

York's lights are supposed to be controlled by an expensive computer and camera, which are monitored.

But the congestion is only bad around the city centre. Travel a bit further out and there isn't a problem. The roads are empty of traffic.

There are numerous junctions which, with a bit of re-phasing to take into account the time of day, would drastically cut York congestion and it would only have to be used in the rush hour.

Alan Davis,

Bellfarm Avenue,


Updated: 09:56 Monday, May 03, 2004