The public want more streets for pedestrians

'We do not want buses back into Cornmarket'

'We do not want buses back into Cornmarket'

First published in Letters

I AM writing in regard to the article ‘Bus firms ask to be let back into traffic-free Cornmarket’, (August 22). No, no, no Stagecoach Oxfordshire managing director Martin Sutton, we do not want buses back into Cornmarket.

For goodness sake it took long enough to get them out.

Regarding the lengthy walks between St Giles/Magdelen Street to Carfax/St Aldate’s bus stops – what nonsense.

We are only talking of a walk through about one street and a third. True it would not be easy for disabled people, but have we not heard of a slow moving pavement in Cormarket especially to cater for them as they already do in other European cities?

Maybe Mr Sutton wasn’t at a specially convened meeting that was held by the city council a few years ago, when local people were invited to put their views, ideas, and feelings forward towards future public transport possibilities in the city centre. Many people expressed the view that they would like even more streets directly in the city centre to become a ‘walking area only’. We must go forward with a “good” transport plan for Oxford City, and not waste the public’s “good” ideas they had put forward at that time.

Peter Berry
Salter Close
Oxford

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4:46pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Pianissimo says...

So "the public" wants more pedestrianised streets? I am one of the public but, as a disabled person, I don't want more pedestrianised streets. It is already hard enough to walk from the bus stop in Magdalen Street to Queen Street. As for a moving pavement in Cornmarket, I would welcome the idea, but can you envisage our councillors putting money towards its cost?
So "the public" wants more pedestrianised streets? I am one of the public but, as a disabled person, I don't want more pedestrianised streets. It is already hard enough to walk from the bus stop in Magdalen Street to Queen Street. As for a moving pavement in Cornmarket, I would welcome the idea, but can you envisage our councillors putting money towards its cost? Pianissimo
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