Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport


Tuesday, 11 May 2021




Set out below is a summary of the decisions taken at the meeting of the Decision Session Executive Member for Transport held on Tuesday, 11 May 2021. The wording used does not necessarily reflect the actual wording that will appear in the minutes.


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4.               Step – Transport Data Platform




                      i.       That the item be deferred.


Reason:     To allow for further work to be undertaken on the STEP – Transport Data Platform.




5.               York’s Response to the National Bus Strategy




                      i.       The Executive Member endorsed the approach set out in the report and agreed to refer the item to the Executive meeting on 20th May 2021 as a decision of key importance.


Reason:     To allow timely development of a Bus Service Improvement Plan for York and mitigate against potential loss of Covid bus service support grant from July 2021. It will then allow a Bus Service Improvement Plan to be delivered in time for a decision on its adoption to be made at an Executive meeting in September 2021 – prior to the DfT’s deadline of October 2021.



6.               York’s Local Transport Plan




                      i.       The Executive Member endorsed the approach set out in the paper and pass this report to Executive for consideration as a decision of key importance.


Reason:     This will allow timely delivery of York’s fourth Local Transport Plan.




7.               Engagement Strategy – Local Transport Plan




                      i.       Approved the engagement plan set out in annex A, which secures involvement and influence of residents through the stages required to develop LTP 4.


Reason:     To ensure effective and inclusive engagement with residents, businesses, key stakeholders and other groups who travel into and through York.




8.               Update on E-Scooter Trials




                   i.        To expand the service area that e-scooters and e-bikes can be hired and used to include areas outside the Outer Ring Road.


Reason:    To expand the trail to residents in areas outside the Outer Ring Road.




9.               TSAR Junction Alterations – Gillygate/Bootham/St Leonards Place




                   i.        To defer a decision to allow for further modelling of post Covid traffic levels and how traffic could be diverted from the area. To also consider the prioritisation of public transport and the Local Transport Plan.


Reason:    To allow for further modelling before a decision is made.




10.            Cycle Route Improvements (Nunnery Lane-Nunthorpe Grove)




                   i.        Approved further investigation of improvements to the existing advisory Cycle Route between Nunnery Lane and Nunthorpe Grove.

                  ii.        Subject to the successful outcome of a Safety Audit to progress towards the delivery of route alignment changes which are indicatively shown on the drawing in Annex B.  But to exclude amendments to parking and the improvement to the crossing on Scarcroft Road.

                 iii.        Amendments to parking and the improvements to the crossing on Scarcroft Road to be considered as a future item to the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session.


Reason:    In order to adequately understand the impacts of the scheme and mitigate concerns raised by the residents impacted by the proposals.




11.            Receipt of a Petition for a Zebra Crossing at the Kent Street / Fawcett Street Junction




                      i.       Acknowledged receipt of the petition and instruct officers to put the site through the assessment process when traffic conditions return to some form of normality.


Reason:     To determine whether improved pedestrian crossing

facilities are justifiable and the type of facility which would be the most appropriate.








12.            Consideration of Consultation Results from Slingsby Grove, Royal Chase, Kensington Court, Regency Mews, 64-90a Tadcaster Road and St. Edwards Close Following Petitions Being Received Requesting Residents’ Priority Parking




                      i.       Approval was given be given to take no further action towards the implementation of Residents Priority parking on Slingsby Grove, Royal Chase, Regency Mews, Kensington Court and 64-90A Tadcaster Road, and remove the consulted area from the Residents Parking waiting list.


Reason:     66% of the respondents from the above properties were against the proposed scheme.


                     ii.       Approval was given to implement Residents Priority parking on St. Edwards Close with times of operation being 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.


Reason:     89% of respondents from St. Edwards Close were in

favour of the proposed scheme and the preferred times of operation were 24/7.




13.            Consultation Results Regarding Resident Priority Parking for 5 to 11 Main Street, Fulford




                      i.       Take forward a proposal for resident priority parking on the length of carriageway adjacent to 5-11 Main Street for the use of these properties only. 7 day a week, 24 hour restriction with 60 minutes for non-permit holders.

                     ii.       Additional lengths of no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) to be implemented to protect entrances to properties and improve sight lines. (plan included as Annex E(2).

                    iii.       The Ward Member to be consulted by officers about the possibility to introduce bollards with Ward funding to prevent parking on the grass verge.


Reason:    To provide residents priority for the limited carriageway space whilst trying to mitigate some of the concerns raised by St Oswald’s Church.