Christine, your 'plan' to solve Ely parking problems will deprive shopkeepers of their business

PUBLISHED: 16:19 27 March 2014 | UPDATED: 16:19 27 March 2014

This letter is in reply to Christine Jones for solving our parking problems with her cycling experience.

One day Christine you will be like me - too old to ride a bike and too old to walk any distance. That’s why I have a blue badge in my car.

At one time I rode a bike, but when I could afford a car I bought one to get about easier and to visit places further away.

I came to Ely in 1950, as a young ex-serviceman. Everyone cycled everywhere as affording a car was out of the question.

As time went by, we all got cars - and out went the bikes. When transport came through Ely and round the Lamb Corner, riding a bike was like dicing with death until the A10 bypass was built.

You say that pavements and cycle paths should be widened, and that if you have a car you should not park on the streets in Ely.

This move, however, will deprive shopkeepers in Ely of their business.

EDDIE HOLDEN

Ely Road

Little Downham

Via e-mail

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