Den­mark Street was OK

The Wokingham Paper - - VIEWPOINTS -

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

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