Time to close Carlisle's grotty underpass?
Last updated at 12:41, Tuesday, 17 July 2012
A grotty underpass that links Carlisle’s Upper Viaduct car park with James Street swimming baths could be closed for good.
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We have totally the wrong attitude in this country to issues like this. I use the underpass regularly, it is full of broken glass and it stinks of urine. It needs a good clean up, get the cider club who congregate there or a community pay back team to give it a lick of paint. Get the youth who congregate cause the damage to fix it and they are more likely to respect their own efforts. Also the odd bit of monitoring by the boys in blue wouldn't go amiss.
Surely its just a value for money question. How much use does it get? What is the maintenance cost and what would be the cost of better lights/ refurbishing etc. I walk that way a lot and never use it because I prefere waiting at traffic lights to walking though a dark damp space smelling of urine.
Who cares if they close it - there is a perfectly good crossing on the road, which is much more easily accessible anyway