Letter: Cars, trams and trolleybuses

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Letter: Cars, trams and trolleybuses

Sir:In the laudable discussion about fewer cars, a cleaner environment, and better public transport, no one appears to have considered what is for many a major problem, namely how do you get the shopping home? Our mothers and grandmothers, many of them full-time housewives, needed to shop several times a week in order to ensure fresh food and many shops at that time made regular home deliveries.

It is quite impractical to expect today's working parents, who get to a supermarket once a week after work, and often with small children in tow, to lug a full trolley's worth of groceries home on bus or train. Unless this problem is addressed, the second car will be here to stay.

MARY MACRAE-GIBSON

Burston, Norfolk

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