Links to Cycle Route Through Hospital Grounds: Proposed Traffic Signals at Bootham to Cater for Cyclist Crossing Movements
Decision Maker: Executive Members for City Strategy and Advisory Panel
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of report: Cyclists will benefit from
a continuous cycle route from the existing Foss Islands Cycle
Route, through York Hospital to Bootham. This scheme will provide a
missing link in York's cycle network, and crucially, form part of
the Haxby to Station route agreed with Cycling England as part of
York becoming a Cycle City. Funding for this scheme has been
allocated within the 08/09 Capital Programme. Therefore, the aim is
to implement the scheme by the end of March 2009. The benefits of
the improvements for cyclists would be seen immediately. This
proposals would provide traffic signals at the Bootham junction
with St. Mary's and The Drive, thereby greatly assisting cyclists
crossing the busy A19 by prioritising cyclists' movements.
Members are asked to: Approve the proposals for implementation.
Advice of the Advisory Panel
That the Advisory Panel advise the Executive Member to;
(i) Give in principle approval for the amended scheme proposals shown in Annex C (circulated at the meeting) to be implemented, subject to the necessary planning and listed building consents being secured and
(ii) Give delegated authority to the Director of City Strategy, in consultation with the Executive Member, to approve the detailed scheme layout for implementation within the 2009/10 financial year, subject to the necessary funding being allocated. 1.
Decision of the Executive Member for City Strategy
RESOLVED:That the advice of the Advisory Panel be accepted and endorsed.
REASON: Officers consider that these amended proposals will provide significant improvements for cyclists, as this addresses a difficult crossing point over a major road on a strategic cycle route. The proposed measures would also make a significant contribution towards the aims of the Council as a Cycling City.
Publication date: 09/12/2008
Date of decision: 08/12/2008
Decided at meeting: 08/12/2008 - Executive Members for City Strategy and Advisory Panel
Effective from: 11/12/2008