Ely High Street’s Saturday closure should be reviewed – who benefits from this policy?

I use Ely High Street both as a driver and as a pedestrian.

For several years we have closed this street on a Saturday. Is it not time this situation was reviewed?

Who are the beneficiaries of this policy? As a pedestrian I do not find it significantly easier to walk on a Saturday than on a Thursday when the road is open and there are many more pedestrians around.

Do the traders benefit? Do walkers benefit? Has there been a significant reduction in collisions since this policy of closure was introduced? Are Saturdays safer than Thursdays?

If the statistics justify the closures then they should continue, otherwise I suggest a review might be in order.


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FRANK LINDSELL

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