Why Sheffield city centre road closures are bad news for the elderly

This Star reader believes road closures in Sheffield city centre will have an impact on the elderly, cause more traffic jams and ultimately lead to additional pollution. What do you think?

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 12:50 pm

I totally disagree with David Walsh’s view of the road closures on Leopold Street and Pinstone Street in The Star on Saturday, except, of course that the town centre will be peaceful.

It will be dead, because all the shops will have closed.

I don’t go to town for peace and beauty, but for shopping.

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This Star reader believes road closures in Sheffield city centre will have an impact on the elderly, cause more traffic jams and ultimately lead to additional pollution. Picture: Chris Etchells

Last week, a 95-year-old friend had an appointment at Specsavers on The Moor.

The number 52 bus carried her right around to Arundel Gate from which she had to walk.

No-one seems to be thinking of those older and/or infirm persons who will now be expected to walk so much further.

I wonder also if anyone has considered the colossal traffic jams and additional pollution which will occur due to these road closures?

Irene Davy

Crookes