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Fair comment


Mark Whitby's comments at the ICE Wales transport integration seminar, about the profession's lack of concern for vulnerable road users in their designs, struck a chord with many of us who have been involved in planning and campaigning for better provision for this group over many years.

To hear it in the flesh from the ICE President was itself memorable. I hope it will herald a significant debate about priorities in transport planning and provision.

My experience over 40 years is that the major problem has been trying to convince most, but not all, of my professional colleagues that these people - which includes all of us at some time - are important but extremely vulnerable.

Our planning colleagues are equally at fault as are the other professionals and politicians who have also failed to recognise the problem. Its time for a radical change to make up for the 40 years or so of indifference in this Institution.

David Judd (M) Bishopston, Swansea, djtranplan@aol. com

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