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Extra park and ride scheme needed; Letters

UNFORTUNATELY, I have just become a regular cancer treatment customer of the excellent Haematology Unit at University Hospital. At midday a few weeks ago I was astounded to see ten buses queuing up to unload their average seven to ten passengers.

With all the outrage of parking charges, traffic congestion at peak times and cars parked outside residents' homes all day, would it be possible to supplement the very successful park and ride at War Memorial Park with a brownfield site on the north west side of Coventry which could hold a couple of thousands cars and buses? Perhaps the old Courtaulds site in Foleshill, which is about three to four miles from the hospital and only one a mile from the Ricoh Arena for music events etc, and the new railway station.

It appears the Olympic shuttle service from Coventry station to the Ricoh was successful. I am sure De Courcy, Harry Shaw and other coach operators, in conjuction with local transport authorities would make mincemeat of organising a ten-minute clockwise and anti-clockwise park and ride from 8am to 7pm to benefit staff, patients and visitors to travel to the hospital, which has for many years been a nightmare.

Doug Haywood, Fillongley.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 19, 2012
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