City traffic

SIR — St Albans Urban Plan (http://www.hertsdirect.org/envroads/roadstrans/transplan/tcatp08/tcatp/stalbansurbantransportplan/) — reply hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk — has been issued for comment by July 6. This is a key document on St Albans roads and trans

SIR - St Albans Urban Plan (http://www.hertsdirect.org/envroads/roadstrans/transplan/tcatp08/tcatp/stalbansurbantransportplan/) - reply hertsdirect@hertscc.gov.uk - has been issued for comment by July 6.

This is a key document on St Albans roads and transport policy affecting residents for the next 10 years.

Movement of people is the lifeblood of a city. As a comment to the above, the consultants appear to need to analyse traffic queues - such as the frequent two-mile queue from Harpenden - and not just traffic volumes.

It also only has general statements of solutions including suggesting banning cars from St Peter's Street.


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As to traffic modelling they do not appear to have used the 2002 models but suggest spending to update them.

A city-centre solution needs to recognise the importance and vibrancy of St Albans history, tourism and commerce and the wishes of residents.

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CLLR MIKE WAKELY,

St Albans District and Harpenden Town Councils.

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