Decision Session - Executive Member For Transport


Tuesday, 22 June 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, 22 June 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 Thursday 24 June 2021.


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4.               Review E-Scooter and E-Bike Trial to Date and Consider Options for Extension of the Trial




                      i.       To continue with the e-scooter and e-bike trial in line with the DfT guidance; to agree that the current operator will remain the sole provider in York (in line with the DfT guidance) and continue contribution of officer time in kind. To also increase the maximum number of e-scooters permitted in York from 700 to 1000.


Reason:     To enable continuation of the trial in York until the 31st March 2022, in line with the DfT’s requirements. Continued contribution of officer time to ensure safe continuation of the trial. An increase in the maximum number of e-scooters permitted will ensure demand is met.




5.               Footstreets Traffic Regulation Order Proposals




                   i.        Approved the request to advertise the proposal to amend the Traffic Regulation Order, to remove the exemptions on vehicles with a Blue Disabled User Badge from permitted access to the footstreets during the pedestrian hours, as set out in the report.


Reason:    To increase public safety in areas of high footfall and reduce the level of conflict between vehicles and pedestrians, particularly in busy periods.


                  ii.        Approved the advertisement of new Blue Badge parking areas on the outskirts of the pedestrian area and approve further investigation into some additional areas with the exception of two spaces on St Andrew’s Place.


Reason:    To provide an improved level of Blue Badge parking and increase the availability of Blue Badge parking amenity.




6.               Residents’ Parking in South Bank Response to Draft Order




                          i.    Approved the decision to make the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) needed to introduce the ResPark scheme set out in the report and to include the Cricket Club within the scheme.


Reason:     To positively respond to original petitions and further

comments received, supporting ResPark controls in streets in the South Bank area, which the Executive Member considered in August 2020 and to implement a scheme that reflects the majority view gained from more recent consultation in the area.




7.               Residents’ Parking Around University Response to Draft Order




                      i.       The Executive Member is asked to confirm the decision to make the Traffic Regulation Order needed to introduce the Residents’ Priority Parking scheme set out in the report but including all homes on Newland Park Drive.


Reason:     To positively respond to comments received from local residents and to utilise the further funding available to establish which areas (of streets) would be considered to benefit from the introduction of ResPark controls and to implement those measures.




8.               St Mary’s Traffic Regulation Order Amendment




                          i.    Noted and agreed to over-rule the objection to the TRO amendment and implement as advertised.

                        ii.    Approved the implementation of the proposed signal layout as shown in Annex B subject to the outcome of a Road Safety Audit on the detailed design.


Reason:     To allow for the introduction of the traffic signalised

junction in order provide improvements to cycle links and to enhance road safety.




9.               Vehicle Crossings Policy




                          i.    Considered the results of the consultation process and confirm the adoption of the policy presented in Annex A.


Reason:     To support the decision making process for vehicle

crossing applications submitted to City of York Council under Section 184 of the Highways Act 1980 and through the planning process.




10.            Directorate of Place 2021/22 Transport Capital Programme – Consolidated Report




                          i.    Approved the carryover schemes and adjustments set out in the report and annexes.

                        ii.    Noted the amendments to the 2021/22 Directorate of Place Transport Capital Programme, subject to approval by the Executive.


Reason:     To implement the council’s transport strategy identified in York’s third Local Transport Plan and the Council Priorities, and deliver schemes identified in the council’s Transport Programme.




11.            STEP – Transport Data Platform




                          i.    Noted STEP progress to date and approved the commissioning of the STEP Data Platform so the procurement may be completed under officer delegated authority.



·Commissioning the STEP Data Platform will allow CoYC to fulfil the grant funding conditions.

· A Transport Data Platform Prototype has proven the concept and technical integrations work, removing a lot of technical risk.

·A Procurement exercise has been carried out, so contract costs are known.

·A feed of live transport Data from the Prototype has been used by the Government to track COVID travel patterns and has positively raised the profile of CoYC.

·The STEP Data Platform requires a robust industrial solution to ensure future support and reliability not supported with the Prototype.