IN and around the early 19th century when our roads were under construction most households did not have a car let alone two or three and the widths of our roads were never considered to be a problem.

I am referring to the days when children could be left to play safely on our pavements and roads, only to be disturbed by the occasional passing milk float or the weekly delivery by the coal merchant on his horse and cart.

However, we have now moved into the 21st century and the suggestion of removing our cars from off our pavements and on to our roads will certainly be welcome news by most people but in reality it will be fiercely contested by most road safety committees.

Throughout the years it has been well documented that narrow roads with cars parked on both sides leads to accidents and also restricts our ambulance and fire fighting services responding to urgent emergencies

H. Lea, Windle