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Decision details

Improving Movement and Public Realm in the City Centre

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of the report: To outline the wider economic and growth aspirations of the city and how the proposed trial would contribute to those agendas. Put forward the options for a trial, in relation to timing, phasing and enforcement and make a recommendation as to the preferred option. Outline the mitigation to be considered as part of the trial and as part of any future permanent scheme.

Cabinet Members are asked to agree the detailed design of the trial and agree to proceed with it's implementation.


RESOLVED:       That Cabinet agree to:


i)             The proposal to commence a trial based on a two-way enforced restriction, on Lendal Bridge, starting in August, 7 days per week between 10:30am to 5:00pm. To receive a report considering any objections before considering any further Order to change the time period. Cost implications arising from this recommendation are £70k of capital costs to be funded from the capital programme.

ii)            Undertake consultation on the bridge trial with residents and businesses on the basis of the proposals set out in the report. Cost implications arising from this recommendation are £10k of revenue to be funded from existing public transport resources

iii)          A dedicated Project Manager appointment and authorising the setting up the multi-disciplinary ‘task group’ with a remit to design and implement a trial restriction on Lendal Bridge in August 2013. Cost implications arising from this recommendation are £50k of revenue funded from the BBAF

iv)          To additional Network Operating staff for the pilot period. Cost implications arising from this recommendation are £40k of revenue  funded from BBAF.

REASON:              i)    To provide a mandate to progressing of this important trial, demonstrate the real as opposed to modelled impacts and to test some of the mitigation proposals.

 ii) Early engagement will enable positive messages and information to be delivered ahead of the trial commencing and ensure that issues are fully captured.

iii)     The success of the trial facilitates and adds value to a number of high profile initiatives. The links and dependencies are cross directorate.   


iv)          To provide proactive management and control to optimise the operation of the traffic network and signalling systems to reduce unintended consequences and keep York moving.


Report author: Ruth Stephenson

Publication date: 08/05/2013

Date of decision: 07/05/2013

Decided at meeting: 07/05/2013 - Executive

Effective from: 10/05/2013

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