YP Letters: Relief road not the answer to Harrogate’s traffic problems

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From: Ruth Mattingly, Regent Avenue, Harrogate.

OVER many many months, I have been concerned with the planning and development of a ‘relief road’ for Harrogate.

The much publicised options – solutions provided by North Yorkshire County Council – lack the courage, imagination and social responsibility one would expect of elected officials.

We do not need another road!

We need a concerted, thoughtful, humane plan to improve the local infrastructure. Cycle paths, child-friendly/secure school routes, reduced speed limits, restricted HGV deliveries during peak times.

We need to think outside the box.

Of the five options suggested, select ‘package B’ please. Physically and fiscally it is the most logical, responsible solution. A solution which acknowledges the pressures on our roads whilst providing answers that respect the landscape and the health and well-being of the people living, working and playing in Harrogate.