WHAT is the point of this referendum? It mentions nothing about the safety of pedestrians in King Street.

It seems amazing in this era of a plethora of health and safety regulations that nothing has been done about the width of footpaths in King Street.

In places there is 1ft or less of path, leaving the pedestrian to dice with death from oncoming vehicles.

There is still a 30mph speed limit, kerbs are often dangerously low allowing footpath breech by vehicles, the mirrors of delivery vehicles overlap the footpath dangerously, and there is still free parking on the street obscuring the view of pedestrians and limiting the width of footpaths.

We have had two referenda on pedestrianisation revealing an overwhelming support for it, followed by a study involving only cosmetic changes.

Brian Lockwood