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“Knee-jerk” response


I was disappointed, but not surprised to read the “knee-jerk” negative reactions to my letter. Your correspondents have clearly not read my proposal thoroughly, nor do they offer any alternative. 

I have, however, become accustomed to ridicule. As students in the late fifties, we advocated the integration of the Birmingham Canal Network to enhance the city environment. 

Similarly a proposal to pedestrianise Bromsgrove High Street was scorned!

Your initial challenge to inspire a constructive debate seems to have failed and we are destined to continue to re-organise deck-chairs on the Titanic!

David Barton, ARIBA