We always welcome a Letter To The Editor to share with our readers. This one from Tony Kelly in Ryde, standing up for the rights of pedestrians. In his own words. Ed
Dear Friends, one hears with concern the reduction in numbers of species of birds, in some areas, birds such sparrows which were common, are now rare. The same thing is happening with certain species of Humans.
As my photos show the Human species called Pedestrian is almost extinct on the Isle of Wight.
Once upon a time the pavements used to be a refuge for the Pedestrian breed where they would be seen in quite large numbers walking in family groups or the female species would be seen brightly dressed pushing the young Pedestrian in wheelchairs.
Are Pedestrians no longer?
Sadly now according to people such as councillor Edward Giles, the Pedestrian is not with us anymore and the pavements can be safely obstructed with signs which are actually labelled “road signs”.
Cllr Giles assured me that his private contractor friend who had erected these “road signs”, which prevent the free flow of the species Pedestrian, always leaves a metre gap on the pavement so that the Pedestrians can move around.
The pavements in the street are about 830 millimetres wide, so it is most unlikely that the private contractor could leave a metre gap.
Conserve the Pedestrian
Perhaps it is time for conservation measures be taken to ensure the survival of the Pedestrian species, pavements could be kept clear so the Pedestrians could walk safely along them to reach their shelters which are called houses. Pedestrians shelter in them and rear their young.
The shelters are found usually alongside the pavements that are obstructed by the road signs and if the Pedestrians are unable to reach their shelter then the breed might die out.
The Pedestrian is usually a gentle species and is one hundred per cent ecological using very little energy to move around.
Sometimes the Pedestrians are moved to take action to prevent the obstruction of the passage to their shelters and to prevent their species being put in danger they come out in the quiet of the night and replace the “road signs” correctly and sensibly (see the four wrongs before a right in the gallery below).
Speak out for the Pedestrian
If anyone on the Island has seen any Pedestrians perhaps they could write to Edward Giles and he can see if the Pedestrian breed is totally extinct as he possible hopes, or as I hope is still surviving in small pockets and could spring back to life quickly with a little help from the councillors?
Thank you for reading my letter.
Tony Kelly, Pedestrian and ecologically sound.
Four wrongs finally make a right
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