Letter: Pedestrians need rights of way

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The Independent Online
Sir: What angers me about the "Reclaim the Streets" people (Significant Shorts, 26 August) is their utter selfishness and breathtaking conceit.

They have decided that we shouldn't be allowed cars because they disapprove of them, so they deliberately obstruct public roads to stop us.

Did it occur to these petty obstructionists that there could have been doctors travelling to see seriously ill patients, fire engines trying to get to burning buildings? What about parents going to collect children from school, people on their way to important appointments, mail vans collecting letters?

"Reclaim the Streets" has no legal or moral right to behave like this and I hope the law, which does not "favour motorists too much" but is even-handed, will properly punish all those responsible.