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Abandoning street plans will save cash.

I READ the letter in the Echo from David Llewellin (You Say, November 27) regarding the council ignoring public opinion.

They are screaming that they must save PS22m somehow to manage. One way to save PS1.2m (conservative estimate) would be to drop the plans to block off Donald Street at its junction with Albany Road.

The council has held roadshows in the past to ask the residents their opinions and everybody that I have spoken to said that they told the people involved they were firmly against the plans.

The only ones benefiting are the residents in the first block in Donald Street.

The extra traffic that will be generated in the next through street from Pen-y-Wain Road to Albany Road will be Arabella Street and 50% of the vehicles at present are doing more than 30mph, so what chance do we have when it is reduced to 20mph very soon? The reasons to block off the street are to make it more direct to the Mackintosh Institute & Gate (saving 10 yards walking if you are coming from Donald or Albany west), moving the crossing (after 30 years of safe policing now) and making it more cyclefriendly.

How that will be of benefit I do not know as they should not be on the pavement now.

Alan Webber Arabella Street, Roath, Cardiff
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Nov 30, 2013
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