'Laughable' lock-up idea
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• A suggestion that motorists should be "imprisoned" on city car parks during peak hours on the roads has been refuted by Mr Edward Gambling, chairman of Norwich highways committee.
Mr Gambling was speaking at a city council meeting last week concerning a suggestion by the traffic manager of Eastern Counties Omnibus Co Ltd, Mr W. H. Jelpke, at a recent inquiry into proposed new service schedules for the city (CM August 27). Mr Jelpke had made the suggestion because he claimed buses could not always keep to time owing to traffic congestion. If cars were kept in car parks there would be more room for the city buses on the roads at peak hours, he said.
Mr Gambling commented: "The suggestion is far too ridiculous to be taken seriously. The chaotic condition which would prevail on car parks would be laughable." He added that one could imagine the risks the City's car park attendants would face from action by angry motorists.