No divide on the bypass

I was delighted to elicit a reply from Mr Foxworthy of Baldock, to my letter about the Baldock bypass in the April 13 edition of The Comet, to which I would add the following. Unfortunately Mr Foxworthy has assumed two matters it is always dangerous to as

I was delighted to elicit a reply from Mr Foxworthy of Baldock, to my letter about the Baldock bypass in the April 13 edition of The Comet, to which I would add the following.

Unfortunately Mr Foxworthy has assumed two matters it is always dangerous to assume. Firstly his sarcastic opening remark of my being domiciled in Letchworth, implying a Letchworth -Baldock divide, nothing could be further from the truth as I think Baldock is a charming town and has been made even more so by the opening of bypass. In addition I rarely use the junction concerned by car, but enjoy cycling around which allows me to skip the traffic jams quite happily, so I have no axe to grind there. Secondly the temporary nature of the traffic jams (he admits there is severe congestion) will be reduced only temporarily when the final phase of the junction work is completed, as it is well known that all improved roads generate more traffic. Indeed it is anticipated that the bypass will eventually be handling up to 25,000 vehicles a day in a few years. What then of the A1 junction?

B WOODS, Address supplied


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