Decision Session - Executive Member For Transport


Monday, 18 January 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Transport held on Monday, 18 January 2021. The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in a decision, notice must be given to Democracy Services no later than 5pm on 20 January 2021.


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4.               Tsar Traffic Signal Refurbishment - Clifton Moorgate / Hurricane Way Yk2239




                      i.       Approved Option 1 to refurbish all on site Traffic Signal Equipment and realign the pedestrian / cyclist crossing over Hurricane Way so that it meets current guidance.


Reason:     To achieves the core aim of replacing the life-expired traffic signal asset such that it can continue be operated and repaired economically whilst also providing slight improvements to cycling and walking infrastructure.




5.               Update on E-Sooter Trials




                      i.       To expand the service area that e-scooters can be hired and used, including a phased increase in e-scooters up to 700. Introduce e-bikes as outlined in the body of the report. This would see implementation of e-bikes across the city using the same parking bays as currently used for e-scooters. The e-bikes would look to be introduced in Q1 of 2021.


Reason:     To continue the Department for Transport’s micro-mobility trial and develop more sustainable travel options in the city. 




6.               Haxby Road, New Earswick – Triple Cushion Replacement Trial




                      i.       Approved the suggested amendments in Option 3 and as shown in Annex B, which is to make the trial measures permanent with minor changes.


Reason:     To improve on the existing layout and allay some safety concerns about the southbound direction. There could also be minor reductions in noise and vibration nuisance to residents.




7.               Draft Vehicle Crossings Policy




                      i.       That the draft policy be subject to public consultation. The draft policy would then become final if no objections are received at the end of the consultation period (3 months) or would be presented to the Executive Member for decision if objections are received;

                     ii.       That the council ensure it does specific engagement on equalities issues as part of the public consultation.


Reason:     To support the decision making process for vehicle

crossing applications submitted to City of York Council.




8.               Progress Towards Determining All Outstanding Dmmo Applications




                      i.       Noted the content of the report and gave authorisation for it to be forwarded to the Local Government Ombudsman.


Reason:     To report to the Local Government Ombudsman the progress the Council has made to reducing the backlog of undetermined DMMO applications.




9.               Consideration of Objections in Respect of No Waiting on the Verge Regulation Order on Intake Lane, Dunnington




                      i.       Approved option one and over-ruled the objections and implement the proposal as advertised and install regulatory signs on posts identified by Ward Members.


Reason:     To provide a solution to prevent parking on the grass verge whilst allowing legitimate vehicle access across the verge.




10.            Active Travel Fund (ATF) Programme




                      i.       Noted the progress with scheme delivery;

                     ii.       To make a £600k commitment in-principle, with a final match funding budget set following scheme costing and preparation;

                    iii.       The Executive Member endorsed the proposed Consultation Plan;

                   iv.       That CYC develops a pipeline of compliant future schemes through working with stakeholder groups to develop and LCWIP;

                     v.       That delegation is given to officers for the responsibility to make decisions about how to resource the ATF programme in consultation with the Executive Member.


Reason:     To allow the City of York Council to determine the most efficient distribution of match funding once more is known about the cost and delivery timescales for the programme as a whole and to ensure that the best possible schemes are progressed. As well as, assist City of York Council in attracting central government funds for active travel projects which will assist in meeting City of York Council’s climate emergency strategy to decarbonise transport and improve air quality and health.