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Decision details

Footstreets Traffic Regulation Order Proposals

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport, Executive Member for Transport

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report will present options to amend the existing permanent Traffic Regulation Order covering the footstreet area of the city centre, in line with the Executive decision on The Future of the Extended City Centre Footstreets (26/11/20). The streets to be considered are: Blake Street, St Helen’s Square, Lendal, Goodramgate (between Deangate and King’s Square), King’s Square, Church Street, and Colliergate.

The Executive Member will be asked to decide whether to proceed with the statutory process (publication of the Notice of Proposals) to amend the existing Traffic Regulation Order.




                   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.

Report author: Helene Vergereau

Publication date: 22/06/2021

Date of decision: 22/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 22/06/2021 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport

Effective from: 25/06/2021

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