Issue - meetings

Public Participation

Meeting: 11/07/2023 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport (Item 3)

Public Participation (10:05)

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It was reported that there had been six registrations to speak at the session under the Council’s Public Participation Scheme.


Flick Williams spoke on agenda item 5 - Decision to Consider a Consultation to Propose the Removal of Cash Payments From the Parking Estate. She highlighted the difficulties disabled people, alongside other groups, would have with the proposed changes and the accessibility issues that would arise. She also spoke on the Equalities Impact Assessment and the problem of consultation fatigue.


Councillor Jane Burton spoke on agenda item 4 - Bishopthorpe Road Respark Experimental TRO and the feedback she received from residents. She explained that residents responded positively to the scheme and the accessibility and parking in the area had improved. She then stated that there were some signage issues in the area and that residents were also having issues in receiving ResPark permits before concluding that residents would like some further enforcement in the area.


Andy D’Argone spoke on the actions arising from the minutes. He stated that residents were yet to see the consultation on the draft cycling and walking strategy before questioning the Officer decision to change the moving traffic enforcement from Lendal to Micklegate Bar. He then requested for an updated report on the road safety issues around Acomb Primary School before asking the Executive Member to endorse the position on the Hospital Fields Road Scheme.


Councillor Taylor spoke on agenda item 6 - New Lane, Acomb - Review of Existing 20mph Limit. He stated that the recommended measures of improved signage would be ineffective and that installation of a crossing point and/or speed humps would be preferable to help to slow down cars. He criticised the consultation process and explained residents in Acomb had waited too long for improvements already.


Chrissy Winspear also spoke on agenda item 6 and stated that she has campaigned for traffic calming measures in Acomb for several years. She stated that current 20mph speed signage was already ignored and so additional signage would be ineffective. She requested that speed humps, double yellow lines on corners and improved signage all be installed before asking for improved signposting for the park car park.


Rebecca Baird also spoke on agenda item 6 and expressed frustration that she had not received a consultation on the proposed changes. She explained that existing signage on the road was pointless and parked cars were currently acting as the only traffic calming measure. She also stated that the speeding cars were a danger to pedestrians and requested that measures be taken to slow them down.


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