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No agreement on Knutsford's King Street
11:40am Friday 13th July 2012 in Letters
DESPITE the various exhibitions and consultations there is still little agreement as to the best way forward to improve King Street as residents want the street made more pedestrian-friendly and traders feel banning cars would harm their business.
So surely before embarking on any costly enhancements of King Street a trial could take place?
Access to King Street from Church Hill would be banned, and all traffic entering King Street from Adams Hill would be obliged to turn right next to the railway in order to access the Moor car park.
Traffic exiting the car park would do so on to King Street, at what is currently an entrance, and all cars would be forced to turn left and exit via Adams Hill.
These measures would do away with the rat-run along King Street, and would allow pedestrians the freedom of not having to worry about passing traffic and negotiating narrow pathways, and King Street could be open to delivery traffic before 9am in the mornings and after 6pm in the evenings.
A two-month trial period should give enough evidence as to how such a scheme would work in practice and incur few expenses.
MABEL TAYLOR Malvern Road, Knutsford