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Reader's letter: Words of caution

I am naturally pleased that Nottinghamshire has been given a sizeable government grant for schemes to encourage cycling and walking (One-way System Could Pave Way For Cycle Lane, Advertiser, December 10).

However, in the case of a possible one-way system using Victoria Street, Portland Street and Albert Street I would advise extreme caution.

One-way systems are known to lead to increased vehicle speeds and hence road safety problems.

They often generate rat-running through unsuitable streets to avoid the restrictions, can cause very real access problems for residents and businesses, and lead to greater distances travelled by vehicles andhence additional emissions.

Not a “no no” but very much a case of being extremely careful what you wish for. ­— BOB HART, Fairway, Newark

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