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Agenda item

Victoria Bar Access

The Executive Member will receive a report which contains cost estimates, stakeholder feedback and design options for resolving the issues of entry and exit from Victoria Bar.  A decision is required on which option should be taken forward for detailed design and implementation.

 

Decision:

Resolved:

 

(i)           To Defer this decision until a discussion on the issue of access in and around the area of Bishophill including Micklegate has taken place.

(ii)         To continue engagement with Ward Members and to consider all options that are put forward. 

(iii)        To delegate decisions regarding the operation and implementation of interim Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s) to the Assistant Director Transport, Highways and Environment in consultation with  the Executive Member. 

 

Reason:     Respecting the requests from Ward Members to consider the issue of access in and around the area of Bishophill including Micklegate.

Minutes:

The Executive Member received a report detailing cost estimates, stakeholder feedback and design options for resolving the issues of entry and exit from Victoria Bar.  A decision was required on which option should be taken forward for detailed design and implementation.

Christian Wood, Smart Transport Programme Manager and James Guilliatt, Transport Systems Project Manager, were in attendance to present the report and to respond to questions.

 

The options available were:

1.   Option 1 – Replacement of existing access control measures.

2.   Option 2 – Full closure of Victoria Bar with enhanced urban realm.

3.   Option 3 – Exit only from Victoria Bar for all motorised vehicles with enhanced urban realm.

4.   Option 4 – Exit only from Victoria Bar for residents only with enhanced urban realm.

5.   Option 5 – Entry only to Victoria Bar for residents only.

6.   Option 6 – Full closure of the Bar without enhanced public realm.

 

The following information was provided in response to the questions raised by the Ward Members:

·        The report had come to this session for a decision because the current equipment is broken and the council has a duty to ensure suitable management of this. 

·        In consideration of access issues to the wider area, a traffic assessment would need to be undertaken to consider the current Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO’s) in place and how that would be managed.

·        At present there is an emergency TRO in place to prevent traffic driving on the wrong side of the road.  This expires in  January 2020.

 

The Executive Member considered that in light of recently confirming the permanent closure of traffic at Micklegate Bar and due to the fact that deferring this item to have further discussion would not delay implementation of the recommended option, the Executive Member:

 

Resolved:

 

(i)           To Defer this decision until a discussion on the issue of access in and around the area of Bishophill including Micklegate has taken place.

(ii)         To continue engagement with Ward Members and to consider all options that are put forward. 

(iii)        To delegate decisions regarding the operation and implementation of interim TRO’s to the Assistant Director Transport, Highways and Environment in consultation with  the Executive Member. 

 

Reason:     Respecting the requests from Ward Members to consider the issue of access in and around the area of Bishophill including Micklegate.

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