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Don't sacrifice a play street to yet more traffic

Contributed by editor on Jan 13, 2006 - 12:37 AM

 

DON'T SACRIFICE A PLAY STREET TO YET MORE TRAFFIC

Dear Ed,

Sadly, the argument from the "destroy the bollards" campaigners seems to boil down to just o­ne argument - can they use Webster Way as a 'Rat Run' to get to work 30 seconds earlier?

On both sides of the bollards, children play safely in the street during the summer months, while their parents can keep an eye o­n them from their kitchen or lounge. It would be tragic if a child dies just because a motorist wants an extra few moments in bed.

Pedestrians and cyclists can easily pass along Webster Way with the bollards in place.

Blatantly, there is no divisiveness when people can so easily pass as long as it's not by car.

Don't sacrifice a play street to yet more traffic.

Charles