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.
You may also want to watch:
St John’s Road
- 1 Councillors praised for 'tireless' illegal encampment work
- 2 East Cambs could be getting five new walking routes
- 3 Former deputy mayor wants to move Newmarket to Cambridgeshire
- 4 Round one to High Flyer after highways gives thumbs up to giant mug
- 5 'Panicked' dangerous driver apologises after 90mph police pursuit
- 6 Our weekly round-up of what Ely Standard readers have to say
- 7 Customers report summerhouse builder to fraud investigators
- 8 Foodbank receives ‘kind’ cash donation from housebuilder
- 9 Residents told 'not to approach' illegal encampment
- 10 Leader’s reminder of human cost of £100k homes fall-out