Denmark Street was OK
I read your Voice of Wokingham article regarding the Denmark street closure with interest. I was initially quite sceptical of this idea as I felt it would be of limited benefit and cause a lot of disruption for people needing to get into and around town.
Saying that I ventured into Wokingham on Saturday and my journey in was not significantly changed (there was slightly more traffic coming into Peach Street but not a huge amount more). The big change was that walking around the Market Place was a far more pleasant experience and the town in general seemed to be very busy.
I think the initial increase in congestion along the other route through town would soon settle as people realised the Denmark street route was shut and this scheme will help to divert traffic out of the town centre and (eventually) along the North and South distributor roads.
I think Wokingham Borough Council should be commended for this bold move which over time will make the marketplace and the town a much more attractive place.
Alex Cran, via email