Take a fresh look

Thursday 24th February 2011 12:00 am

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I am very concerned to read that the Monmouth 'Pinch Point Trial' is to be abandoned.

It is a fundamental part of the shared space project for Monmouth, which is an opportunity to make the town much more people-friendly.

Although living out of town and therefore having to use a car I can see that Monmouth, like so many towns, has become dominated by cars to the detriment of pedestrians.

The narrow Monmouth pavements are a problem for an increasingly aging population, in contrast to the Widemarsh Street improvements in Hereford.

It is about time the town took a fresh look at itself and realised we are no longer living in the car-dominated 20th century.

Monmouth has the potential to be made so much more attractive, not least to tourists who must be disappointed by the views of scruffy car parks and public toilets around the old bridge and river.

Jonathan Seddon-Harvey


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