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Position on use of Signalled Controlled Pedestrian Crossing Technology

Meeting: 14/02/2022 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Transport (Item 47)

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City of York Council has undertaken a review of its approach in relation to the use of near side or far side pedestrian signal assets. The Council has indicated through a position paper (Annex A) that it has a preference towards the installation of near side signals.

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Decision:

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Noted the report.

 

Reason:     To remain updated on the Council’s policy for the installation of pedestrian controlled traffic signal crossings.  

Minutes:

Officers introduced the report and outlined the Council’s current policy which favoured near side crossing technology, however, they confirmed that each crossing was a case by case consideration for technical officers. The Executive Member highlighted the benefits mentioned by public participants for far side signals and enquired as to whether the council could use near and far side crossing technology at certain junction. Officers confirmed that legislation prevented them from using both signals at one crossing.

 

The Executive Member agreed to note the report but highlighted that the Council would need to continue to monitor the impact of any crossing signals used. He also asked that in order to create a more accessible city that officers consider how to prevent near side signals from being blocked from view at busy junctions, as well as, addressing some of the long waiting times at inner ring road junctions.

 

Resolved:

 

                      i.         Noted the report.

 

Reason:     To remain updated on the Council’s policy for the installation of pedestrian controlled traffic signal crossings. 


 

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