Coppergate bus lane proposed

Comments are being invited on plans for a bus lane on Coppergate in York city centre.

Traffic restrictions have been in place on Coppergate since the 1960s, but enforced infrequently. The council’s Executive has approved the reintroduction of automatic number plate recognition cameras (ANPR) to enforce the restrictions. A draft Traffic Regulation Order provides details of the restrictions to be in place every day from 8am and 6pm.  Comments by 23 September.

Within the 8am to 6pm period the restrictions for motor vehicles will be:

· 8am to 10am buses, taxis and private hire vehicles only

· 10am to 4pm buses, taxis, private hire vehicles and loading only

· 4pm to 6pm buses, taxis and private hire vehicles only

Executive Member for Transport and Planning, Cllr Ian Gillies, said: “ The reintroduction of the restriction along with clearer and more robust signage will hopefully help to reduce congestion in the area. This will hopefully in turn help bus services to run more efficiently.”

Due to the prominent location of Coppergate the consultation period is extended from three to six weeks.  More info, including reasons for making the change,  are online

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Written on 15th August 2016Mike Cartwright. Published in Current Issues, Lobbying, News, Retail, Transport