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Scarborough Bridge to Bootham Park Cycle Route Improvements

Meeting: 03/11/2020 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport (Item 33)

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This report outlines a series of proposals to improve and promote a pedestrian and cycle route between York Station and Bootham Park / York Hospital.

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         The Executive Member noted the results of public consultation on these proposals;

                     ii.         Approval was granted to the proposed schemes as outlined and progress to detailed design in option 1;

                    iii.        Approval was granted for the construction of the proposed schemes as outlined, if no significant changes are needed as a result of the detailed design;

                   iv.        That as part of the Stage 3 Safety Audit the Council monitors the use of the path by both cyclists and pedestrians;

                     v.        That officers consider the placement of street lighting to ensure future proofing wherever possible.

 

Reason:     The recommended schemes will enhance and promote a cycle/pedestrian and accessible route from York Station to Bootham Park and York Hospital, whilst complementing the recent upgrade of Scarborough Bridge and it’s approaches from the city centre. The improvements to this route will improve access and options for active travel users – cyclists and pedestrians, as well as those with mobility issues.

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered the report and officers confirmed that the work undertaken, would be done so in consultation with the Council’s conservation team and the Civic Trust. It was confirmed that officers had explored alternative proposals but that the proposal in option 1 would be the safest proposal with the signals being installed on St Marys. It was also confirmed that the proposal would include the one off resurfacing of the privately owned road to remove pot holes and make the route safer for cyclists and pedestrians.

 

The consultation process was discussed and it was confirmed that this type of scheme would not see notices put up in the area. Officers also confirmed that consultation responses were considered after the 12th October date which they had been requested by.

 

The Executive Member considered and discussed the proposed cycle route which would pass St Marys car park. It was confirmed that to install a 4.5m cycle path, around 44 parking spaces would be lost, the Executive Member agreed that a narrower path should be installed in order to prevent the loss of so many parking spaces. However, he did request that if possible the work be undertaken in a way that would require minimal alternations if the Council wished to install a wider cycle path in the future.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         The Executive Member noted the results of public consultation on these proposals;

                     ii.         Approval was granted to the proposed schemes as outlined and progress to detailed design in option 1;

                    iii.        Approval was granted for the construction of the proposed schemes as outlined, if no significant changes are needed as a result of the detailed design;

                   iv.        That as part of the Stage 3 Safety Audit the Council monitors the use of the path by both cyclists and pedestrians;

                     v.        That officers consider the placement of street lighting to ensure future proofing wherever possible.

 

Reason:     The recommended schemes will enhance and promote a cycle/pedestrian and accessible route from York Station to Bootham Park and York Hospital, whilst complementing the recent upgrade of Scarborough Bridge and its approaches from the city centre. The improvements to this route will improve access and options for active travel users – cyclists and pedestrians, as well as those with mobility issues.


 

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