Carbon culprits

PUBLISHED: 11:41 19 June 2008 | UPDATED: 13:22 06 May 2010

SIR, — As regards your article headlined Black mark for carbon footprint (Herts Advertiser, June 12), I believe that St Albans District Council require a few home truths to be made clear. Traffic in St Albans has become progressively worse in the 12 yea

SIR, - As regards your article headlined "Black mark for carbon footprint" (Herts Advertiser, June 12), I believe that St Albans District Council require a few home truths to be made clear.

Traffic in St Albans has become progressively worse in the 12 years I have lived and worked here. If the council truly wished to cut the carbon footprint of the city, they need look no further than the shameful "safety scheme" and the voucher parking system. Were it not for these blights upon our city, people coming into St Albans would not be required to spend an average of 20 minutes entering the city centre, as anybody coming from either the ancient Briton junction or Verulam Road roundabout will well know.

Furthermore one would not then be required to drive around to find a parking space only to discover that, once again, one has been remiss enough to forget to purchase any parking vouchers and have to drive to a pay-and-display car park out of the city centre. Think what wonders it would do for our carbon footprint if we were not incumbent on either of these systems.

JAMES A. MITCHELL,

The Warren, Harpenden.

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