Where have all the cars gone?

MAY I please respond to Melina Loyeau in last week's Mercury by saying that I am not against any efforts to improve Weston, if the efforts are well thought out.

MAY I please respond to Melina Loyeau in last week's Mercury by saying that I am not against any efforts to improve Weston, if the efforts are well thought out.

I love this town and would not want to live anywhere else but a book should never be judged by its cover. I am sorry if I got my times wrong and I agree with Melina that the image shown above the letter has got class.

However may I ask readers to take a closer look at the image and tell us where all the cars have gone. However splendid the picture nobody is going to wave a magic wand and make all the traffic disappear without a larger strategy for the future of transport in Weston.

My point has always been that if you reduce the road area and have the same amount of traffic there is a problem of extra congestion.


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The new scheme could work if a park and ride was introduced, thus reducing the amount of traffic to the seafront.

Even a one-way system using Carlton Street and Oxford Street would improve the traffic flow and unless the council looks at the bigger picture there is little point in going ahead with more localised schemes, however pretty they may seem.

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In a way I hope Melina proves me wrong but until someone can work out a way to pour a quart into a pint bottle I fear that the scheme will fall foul of extreme congestion.

GEOFF MALHAM

Clarence Grove Road

Weston

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