Graf­fiti still rules

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Your -

RE: Ap­peal for in­for­ma­tion as area hit by graf­fiti (Van­dals are be­ing sought fol­low­ing a spate of graf­fiti in the Or­tons area of Peter­bor­ough), May 3.

We moved out 12 years ago to es­cape an area full of graf­fiti, dumped rub­bish and shop­ping trol­leys, among other things. Noth­ing has changed, then.

REBEL WOMAN from the sta­tion as Peter­bor­ough.

A de­press­ing side road, over a grubby road bridge that’s to­tally un­friendly to wheel­chairs, bug­gies and suit­cases, or any­one who’s not that fit, and then ei­ther a walk round the back of a car park or through a shop­ping cen­tre. Not a great first im­pres­sion.

I do see your con­cerns, but to be able to ap­proach on the flat would be a huge im­prove­ment – maybe there are other im­prove­ments to traf­fic flow that could be made, but that could be done.

The cur­rent set up says that this is a city where cars are the pri­or­ity and the most im­por­tant thing.

It’s worth look­ing at some­where like Sh­effield for a pleas­ant ap­proach from the sta­tion.

I’d heard bad things about it as a city, but on a re­cent visit had such a pos­i­tive first im­pres­sion as you come out on to a large pedes­trian plaza.

It struck me how im­por­tant those first im­pres­sions are, and Peter­bor­ough’s is ut­terly dire.


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