Lendal Bridge restrictions lifted for one day during Yorkshire and Humber TUC march

Lendal Bridge in York

Lendal Bridge in York

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 A TRADE union march through York has meant controversial traffic restrictions on a city-centre bridge will be lifted for one day only this weekend.

The Yorkshire and Humber TUC will be demonstrating on Saturday as the Barbican hosts the Liberal Democrats spring conference, and the march will affect a number of roads in the centre of York.

City of York Council said Lendal Bridge – which has been closed to private vehicles for six-and-a-half hours every day since the end of August during a traffic trial – will be open all day to prevent disruption.

Closure signs will be covered up and traffic cameras will not enforce the restrictions. The council says delays are likely between 10am and 3pm, particularly between 11.30am and 1pm while the march is taking place. Bus services will operate as usual but are likely to be delayed.

The march, protesting against government austerity measures, will include various trade unions, anti-cuts groups, health and environmental campaigners, people with disabilities and students.

It will leave Clifford’s Tower at 11.30am and head past the Barbican into the city-centre before returning to the Eye of York for 12.30pm.

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9:39am Tue 4 Mar 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

You couldn't make it up, could you...?
You couldn't make it up, could you...? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: -18

10:03am Tue 4 Mar 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

i cant wait to drive over the bridge 20 times in a row... cyclists are going to be like bowling skittles this weekend.
i cant wait to drive over the bridge 20 times in a row... cyclists are going to be like bowling skittles this weekend. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -41

10:03am Tue 4 Mar 14

razor08 says...

So a march by the unions in York has a larger influence over the CYC transport fundamentalists than the population and traders of our fine city ?
BONKERS!
So a march by the unions in York has a larger influence over the CYC transport fundamentalists than the population and traders of our fine city ? BONKERS! razor08
  • Score: 4

10:28am Tue 4 Mar 14

asd says...

The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.
The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do. asd
  • Score: 29

10:41am Tue 4 Mar 14

spiritofyork says...

not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same? spiritofyork
  • Score: -53

11:23am Tue 4 Mar 14

piaggio1 says...

Wow.! This lot will bend over backwards to support their comrades.
As uncle joe once described em.........usefull tools/fools. Delete any one of em.
Wow.! This lot will bend over backwards to support their comrades. As uncle joe once described em.........usefull tools/fools. Delete any one of em. piaggio1
  • Score: -38

12:15pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Stevie D says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
You couldn't make it up, could you...?
The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise and then people complain about it.

No, you couldn't make it up.

It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: You couldn't make it up, could you...?[/p][/quote]The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise [italic]and then people complain about it[/italic]. No, you couldn't make it up. It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it. Stevie D
  • Score: -18

12:17pm Tue 4 Mar 14

spiritofyork says...

car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***
car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK*** spiritofyork
  • Score: -40

12:29pm Tue 4 Mar 14

bolero says...

That says it all . No further comment required. My previous comment was deleted, obviously because it offended our disgraceful council. I wonder if disgraceful is more acceptable than corrupt. We'll see no doubt.
That says it all . No further comment required. My previous comment was deleted, obviously because it offended our disgraceful council. I wonder if disgraceful is more acceptable than corrupt. We'll see no doubt. bolero
  • Score: -15

12:42pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Zetkin says...

The majority of posters seem to be missing a couple of important points;

1) The marchers will not benefit in the slightest from the lifting of restrictions, as the demonstration goes nowhere near Lendal Bridge.
2) The marchers are not in the pockets of the Labour Party (or vice-versa)as some posters seem to imagine - many will have also campaigned against Labour council spending cuts. Many local marchers will certainly be against the restrictions on Lendal Bridge as well.

The march has been organised by trade unions (with whom Miliband is currently trying to cut links, in order to curry favour with the chattering classes and big business) and will feature hundreds of ordinary people who simply wish to show the Liberals their displeasure at that party's role in the misery inflicted on many sections of the population over the last four years.

Opponents of the restrictions on Lendal Bridge have exactly the same right to demonstrate their displeasure. If such a demonstration looks like being big enough, they may even find certain restrictions lifted to ease the flow of traffic...
The majority of posters seem to be missing a couple of important points; 1) The marchers will not benefit in the slightest from the lifting of restrictions, as the demonstration goes nowhere near Lendal Bridge. 2) The marchers are not in the pockets of the Labour Party (or vice-versa)as some posters seem to imagine - many will have also campaigned against Labour council spending cuts. Many local marchers will certainly be against the restrictions on Lendal Bridge as well. The march has been organised by trade unions (with whom Miliband is currently trying to cut links, in order to curry favour with the chattering classes and big business) and will feature hundreds of ordinary people who simply wish to show the Liberals their displeasure at that party's role in the misery inflicted on many sections of the population over the last four years. Opponents of the restrictions on Lendal Bridge have exactly the same right to demonstrate their displeasure. If such a demonstration looks like being big enough, they may even find certain restrictions lifted to ease the flow of traffic... Zetkin
  • Score: -17

12:42pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Night Moves says...

Well, they're bound to support the last group of people in York who will vote for them in the next elections or they're liable to get the big fat zero they deserve for every candidate.
Well, they're bound to support the last group of people in York who will vote for them in the next elections or they're liable to get the big fat zero they deserve for every candidate. Night Moves
  • Score: -66

1:05pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Zetkin says...

Night Moves wrote:
Well, they're bound to support the last group of people in York who will vote for them in the next elections or they're liable to get the big fat zero they deserve for every candidate.
Night Moves is falling into the trap of believing that York's Labour council is somehow left wing, and that anti-austerity activists will therefore automatically support it, come what may.

Wrong on both counts in my opinion.

I can't speak on behalf of hundreds of marchers but most of the people I know who'll be there are exteremly unlikely to be voting Labour.
[quote][p][bold]Night Moves[/bold] wrote: Well, they're bound to support the last group of people in York who will vote for them in the next elections or they're liable to get the big fat zero they deserve for every candidate.[/p][/quote]Night Moves is falling into the trap of believing that York's Labour council is somehow left wing, and that anti-austerity activists will therefore automatically support it, come what may. Wrong on both counts in my opinion. I can't speak on behalf of hundreds of marchers but most of the people I know who'll be there are exteremly unlikely to be voting Labour. Zetkin
  • Score: 67

1:11pm Tue 4 Mar 14

pedalling paul says...

spiritofyork wrote:
not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
I'm a leftie cyclist............s
orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!! pedalling paul
  • Score: 47

1:44pm Tue 4 Mar 14

YorkPatrol says...

pedalling paul wrote:
spiritofyork wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!!
No, you're just a prat
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!![/p][/quote]No, you're just a prat YorkPatrol
  • Score: -46

2:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

baldy_baldy says...

spiritofyork wrote:
car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***
You idiot.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***[/p][/quote]You idiot. baldy_baldy
  • Score: 72

2:32pm Tue 4 Mar 14

JHardacre says...

So there we have it..
Union principles outweigh clean air principles.

Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it.

Just saying.
So there we have it.. Union principles outweigh clean air principles. Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it. Just saying. JHardacre
  • Score: -65

3:17pm Tue 4 Mar 14

asd says...

Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it
Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it asd
  • Score: 26

3:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

JHardacre says...

asd wrote:
Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it
I'm not sure of the point you are making. Either they are waiving their "clean air" propaganda to allow a union march or they are not. I don't see where right wing politics come into it. Their policy to reduce pollution cannot mean that much to them to be ditched so readily.
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it[/p][/quote]I'm not sure of the point you are making. Either they are waiving their "clean air" propaganda to allow a union march or they are not. I don't see where right wing politics come into it. Their policy to reduce pollution cannot mean that much to them to be ditched so readily. JHardacre
  • Score: -34

3:47pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bo Jolly says...

spiritofyork wrote:
not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
Plenty of 'lefties' and/or cyclists are opposed to this ridiculous bridge closure. It doesn't select who to adversely affect based on political beliefs.

All indications are that a majority of York residents are against the Lendal Bridge closure, from all political traditions and none. So don't do the job of the anti-car cabal for them by implying that only Tories oppose it.
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]Plenty of 'lefties' and/or cyclists are opposed to this ridiculous bridge closure. It doesn't select who to adversely affect based on political beliefs. All indications are that a majority of York residents are against the Lendal Bridge closure, from all political traditions and none. So don't do the job of the anti-car cabal for them by implying that only Tories oppose it. Bo Jolly
  • Score: -32

3:53pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Kelvar says...

JHardacre wrote:
So there we have it..
Union principles outweigh clean air principles.

Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it.

Just saying.
But as previously reported in the 'Lendal Bridge secrets revealed' article, and I copy "• One official said “the unfortunate truth” of the trial is that cutting city-centre traffic will do little to reduce air pollution, a key reason given for the restrictions"

the restrictions have had little or no impact on the air quality in that area anyway! (But I presume other areas have suffered from poorer air quality due to banned traffic using alternate routes)
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: So there we have it.. Union principles outweigh clean air principles. Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it. Just saying.[/p][/quote]But as previously reported in the 'Lendal Bridge secrets revealed' article, and I copy "• One official said “the unfortunate truth” of the trial is that cutting city-centre traffic will do little to reduce air pollution, a key reason given for the restrictions" the restrictions have had little or no impact on the air quality in that area anyway! (But I presume other areas have suffered from poorer air quality due to banned traffic using alternate routes) Kelvar
  • Score: -31

4:13pm Tue 4 Mar 14

chelk says...

Labour bowing down to the unions that makes a change remember all this when you vote next year Labour does not care about residents
Labour bowing down to the unions that makes a change remember all this when you vote next year Labour does not care about residents chelk
  • Score: -36

4:16pm Tue 4 Mar 14

bolero says...

YorkPatrol wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
spiritofyork wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!!
No, you're just a prat
That surely, is an insult to a prat.
[quote][p][bold]YorkPatrol[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!![/p][/quote]No, you're just a prat[/p][/quote]That surely, is an insult to a prat. bolero
  • Score: -32

4:50pm Tue 4 Mar 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Stevie D wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
You couldn't make it up, could you...?
The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise and then people complain about it.

No, you couldn't make it up.

It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it.
The council does many things without thinking about it.......

Of course I will slate the council when it does silly things.
[quote][p][bold]Stevie D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: You couldn't make it up, could you...?[/p][/quote]The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise [italic]and then people complain about it[/italic]. No, you couldn't make it up. It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it.[/p][/quote]The council does many things without thinking about it....... Of course I will slate the council when it does silly things. AnotherPointofView
  • Score: -29

5:53pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

asd wrote:
The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.
Yes, we know all about the illegitimate third sector charities who are no more than ultra left wing activists, using charity money to fund their highly-paid researchers etc. Like JRF, Nesta and Young Foundation.

Bunch of communists !
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.[/p][/quote]Yes, we know all about the illegitimate third sector charities who are no more than ultra left wing activists, using charity money to fund their highly-paid researchers etc. Like JRF, Nesta and Young Foundation. Bunch of communists ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -110

5:55pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Badgers Drift says...

pedalling paul wrote:
spiritofyork wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!!
Everyone knows what you are !
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]I'm a leftie cyclist............s orry, just thought I'd stir the pot a bit more!![/p][/quote]Everyone knows what you are ! Badgers Drift
  • Score: -92

6:35pm Tue 4 Mar 14

nearlyman says...

Council for Union Nepotism and Treacherous Service.............
............ Complete, Absolute and Utter Hypocrisy.
Council for Union Nepotism and Treacherous Service............. ............ Complete, Absolute and Utter Hypocrisy. nearlyman
  • Score: -21

6:45pm Tue 4 Mar 14

RingoStarr says...

nearlyman wrote:
Council for Union Nepotism and Treacherous Service.............

............ Complete, Absolute and Utter Hypocrisy.
BET THIS COMMENT DOESN'T LAST LONG!
[quote][p][bold]nearlyman[/bold] wrote: Council for Union Nepotism and Treacherous Service............. ............ Complete, Absolute and Utter Hypocrisy.[/p][/quote]BET THIS COMMENT DOESN'T LAST LONG! RingoStarr
  • Score: -23

7:16pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Daisy75 says...

asd wrote:
The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.
I'm not quite sure what you propose I/we do. I filled in my survey on the bridge closure only for the 75% vote against the closure to be dismissed by the Council as unrepresentative. I vote in all the elections. I am politically active. I am a charity trustee. Short of manning a sit in protest on the bridge or forming a guerrilla movement and taking direct action against the Council, the bridge or councillors I can't legally do anymore. So if I want to **** about the closure regularly on the Press Website, I feel just as entitled as you and any trade union marchers.
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.[/p][/quote]I'm not quite sure what you propose I/we do. I filled in my survey on the bridge closure only for the 75% vote against the closure to be dismissed by the Council as unrepresentative. I vote in all the elections. I am politically active. I am a charity trustee. Short of manning a sit in protest on the bridge or forming a guerrilla movement and taking direct action against the Council, the bridge or councillors I can't legally do anymore. So if I want to **** about the closure regularly on the Press Website, I feel just as entitled as you and any trade union marchers. Daisy75
  • Score: -18

7:44pm Tue 4 Mar 14

marvell says...

So James Alexander and his Cabinet comrades who are funded by the Trade Unions make sure they look after their mates when they come to York by waiving the rules when they feel like it.

On one hand they're trying to claim the glory of attracting a major political conference to York and on the other they're trying to trash the conference itself by actively welcoming and hosting the demo.

With that many faces - which one does James shave in the morning?
So James Alexander and his Cabinet comrades who are funded by the Trade Unions make sure they look after their mates when they come to York by waiving the rules when they feel like it. On one hand they're trying to claim the glory of attracting a major political conference to York and on the other they're trying to trash the conference itself by actively welcoming and hosting the demo. With that many faces - which one does James shave in the morning? marvell
  • Score: -23

8:12pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

asd wrote:
Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it
Have you though of organising something then? It's not a skit it's a serious question?
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: Yeah I was correct the right wing brigade on. Go on continue whinging and do nothing about it[/p][/quote]Have you though of organising something then? It's not a skit it's a serious question? Igiveinthen
  • Score: -26

9:06pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Buzzz Light-year says...

#kneejerkthread
#kneejerkthread Buzzz Light-year
  • Score: 0

11:23pm Tue 4 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

asd wrote:
The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.
Are you talking about **** marches such as the anti-war or Countryside alliance marches in London?.... they made a real difference. Labour does not represent the people!
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.[/p][/quote]Are you talking about **** marches such as the anti-war or Countryside alliance marches in London?.... they made a real difference. Labour does not represent the people! eeoodares
  • Score: 3

11:28pm Tue 4 Mar 14

eeoodares says...

Zetkin wrote:
The majority of posters seem to be missing a couple of important points;

1) The marchers will not benefit in the slightest from the lifting of restrictions, as the demonstration goes nowhere near Lendal Bridge.
2) The marchers are not in the pockets of the Labour Party (or vice-versa)as some posters seem to imagine - many will have also campaigned against Labour council spending cuts. Many local marchers will certainly be against the restrictions on Lendal Bridge as well.

The march has been organised by trade unions (with whom Miliband is currently trying to cut links, in order to curry favour with the chattering classes and big business) and will feature hundreds of ordinary people who simply wish to show the Liberals their displeasure at that party's role in the misery inflicted on many sections of the population over the last four years.

Opponents of the restrictions on Lendal Bridge have exactly the same right to demonstrate their displeasure. If such a demonstration looks like being big enough, they may even find certain restrictions lifted to ease the flow of traffic...
Not sure if you understand the Labour/Union links.... If Milliband is cutting the links why are the Unions allowed to vote? why is there no cap on their donations? the reason for the end of the subscription is that it is an infringement of an individuals rights to be forced to donate to a political organisation, as I was forced to do through my union subs for years. Imagine the Party losing that one in court and refunding subs in the same way the banks have had to do for their dubious activities!!!!

Wake up sunshine!
[quote][p][bold]Zetkin[/bold] wrote: The majority of posters seem to be missing a couple of important points; 1) The marchers will not benefit in the slightest from the lifting of restrictions, as the demonstration goes nowhere near Lendal Bridge. 2) The marchers are not in the pockets of the Labour Party (or vice-versa)as some posters seem to imagine - many will have also campaigned against Labour council spending cuts. Many local marchers will certainly be against the restrictions on Lendal Bridge as well. The march has been organised by trade unions (with whom Miliband is currently trying to cut links, in order to curry favour with the chattering classes and big business) and will feature hundreds of ordinary people who simply wish to show the Liberals their displeasure at that party's role in the misery inflicted on many sections of the population over the last four years. Opponents of the restrictions on Lendal Bridge have exactly the same right to demonstrate their displeasure. If such a demonstration looks like being big enough, they may even find certain restrictions lifted to ease the flow of traffic...[/p][/quote]Not sure if you understand the Labour/Union links.... If Milliband is cutting the links why are the Unions allowed to vote? why is there no cap on their donations? the reason for the end of the subscription is that it is an infringement of an individuals rights to be forced to donate to a political organisation, as I was forced to do through my union subs for years. Imagine the Party losing that one in court and refunding subs in the same way the banks have had to do for their dubious activities!!!! Wake up sunshine! eeoodares
  • Score: 2

11:53pm Tue 4 Mar 14

RingoStarr says...

The vote rigging Troll is back! Maybe if I write:
"Cllr James Alexander is a wonderous person who has superb ideas for York's future. His council have the full support of York's citizens who literally worship him" I'll get 'plus' votes as none of his supporters would wish that these words were given a negative response.
The vote rigging Troll is back! Maybe if I write: "Cllr James Alexander is a wonderous person who has superb ideas for York's future. His council have the full support of York's citizens who literally worship him" I'll get 'plus' votes as none of his supporters would wish that these words were given a negative response. RingoStarr
  • Score: 0

12:52am Wed 5 Mar 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Love the headline in the hard copy "bridge restriction lifted for march" that should see the councils coffers filled a bit more this month.
Love the headline in the hard copy "bridge restriction lifted for march" that should see the councils coffers filled a bit more this month. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 11

5:34am Wed 5 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

spiritofyork wrote:
not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?
Just keep aiming right.. you might go through the barriers and into the river, which will be great for the rest of us!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: not sure who best to aim for lefties or cyclists! Or arent they both the same?[/p][/quote]Just keep aiming right.. you might go through the barriers and into the river, which will be great for the rest of us! Magicman!
  • Score: -4

5:36am Wed 5 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

asd wrote:
The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.
AND they are demonstrating about something that actually matters - the fact the elitists are siphoning off money from those who can't afford even the basics in life, to give those who can afford a Scrooge McDuck style money swimming pool more tax breaks and other ways to get more money.
[quote][p][bold]asd[/bold] wrote: The difference is the unions, charities etc are doing something about things like demonstrating rather than whinging behind a keyboard like most people here do.[/p][/quote]AND they are demonstrating about something that actually matters - the fact the elitists are siphoning off money from those who can't afford even the basics in life, to give those who can afford a Scrooge McDuck style money swimming pool more tax breaks and other ways to get more money. Magicman!
  • Score: 4

5:39am Wed 5 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

Stevie D wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
You couldn't make it up, could you...?
The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise and then people complain about it.

No, you couldn't make it up.

It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it.
Exactly... some people just want to have a moan. Last year there were other streets in the city centre closed off but the Lendal bridge closure remained in place - people complained about it saying the restrictions should have been lifted; and so here the restrictions will be lifted and yet people are complaining still, trying to make up some sort of motive behind the restriction being lifted. Bear in mind being able to drive over the bridge has no direct effect on the unions doing the marching.
[quote][p][bold]Stevie D[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: You couldn't make it up, could you...?[/p][/quote]The council recognises that a one-off event will cause more disruption to roads than normal, and opens Lendal Bridge up to traffic for the duration to mitigate the chaos that would happen otherwise [italic]and then people complain about it[/italic]. No, you couldn't make it up. It just goes to show that some people will automatically slate anything the council does without thinking about it.[/p][/quote]Exactly... some people just want to have a moan. Last year there were other streets in the city centre closed off but the Lendal bridge closure remained in place - people complained about it saying the restrictions should have been lifted; and so here the restrictions will be lifted and yet people are complaining still, trying to make up some sort of motive behind the restriction being lifted. Bear in mind being able to drive over the bridge has no direct effect on the unions doing the marching. Magicman!
  • Score: -7

5:43am Wed 5 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

baldy_baldy wrote:
spiritofyork wrote:
car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***
You idiot.
Exactly... he's on the fast track to becoming as hated on here as Pedalling Paul is. For every ying made by PP, SoY is the Yang. Unfortunately, Spiritofyork seems to live under a rock and so doesn't have the visible education that PP has and so cannot make as reasoned a comment when needs be... Whilst I don't agree with a lot of PP's comments, I still note that he can put his point across with a balanced viewoint and facts to back up his point, all spitirofyork does is shout at people with cyclophobic remarks!
[quote][p][bold]baldy_baldy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***[/p][/quote]You idiot.[/p][/quote]Exactly... he's on the fast track to becoming as hated on here as Pedalling Paul is. For every ying made by PP, SoY is the Yang. Unfortunately, Spiritofyork seems to live under a rock and so doesn't have the visible education that PP has and so cannot make as reasoned a comment when needs be... Whilst I don't agree with a lot of PP's comments, I still note that he can put his point across with a balanced viewoint and facts to back up his point, all spitirofyork does is shout at people with cyclophobic remarks! Magicman!
  • Score: -8

6:13am Wed 5 Mar 14

Daisy75 says...

Personally, I have no issue with the lifting of the restrictions for the march, my only concern is that it's been such a clusterf**k of confusion that lifting it for one day might add to the confusion for people.
Personally, I have no issue with the lifting of the restrictions for the march, my only concern is that it's been such a clusterf**k of confusion that lifting it for one day might add to the confusion for people. Daisy75
  • Score: 14

7:21am Wed 5 Mar 14

livewithit says...

Let's cut to the chase. the thing that bugs me about this is the "effort" required to cover up the signs and switch off cameras just for a few hours. - Who pays - yes it is the york tax payers again !!
Let's cut to the chase. the thing that bugs me about this is the "effort" required to cover up the signs and switch off cameras just for a few hours. - Who pays - yes it is the york tax payers again !! livewithit
  • Score: 14

7:24am Wed 5 Mar 14

Digeorge says...

The cynic in me says why lift the restrictions on the bridge when in fact the 'marchers' will be going that way.

Therefore, the City Council might be justified in saying 'oh, we will count in pedestrians as well' and charge them to cross the bridge!!

What a nightmare to police that.
The cynic in me says why lift the restrictions on the bridge when in fact the 'marchers' will be going that way. Therefore, the City Council might be justified in saying 'oh, we will count in pedestrians as well' and charge them to cross the bridge!! What a nightmare to police that. Digeorge
  • Score: 8

9:16am Wed 5 Mar 14

Batman Begins says...

JHardacre wrote:
So there we have it..
Union principles outweigh clean air principles.

Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it.

Just saying.
How will there be more pollution? Surely traffic will simply being displaced from wherever the march is, to Lendal Bridge!
[quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: So there we have it.. Union principles outweigh clean air principles. Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it. Just saying.[/p][/quote]How will there be more pollution? Surely traffic will simply being displaced from wherever the march is, to Lendal Bridge! Batman Begins
  • Score: -1

10:32am Wed 5 Mar 14

Cheeky face says...

I suggest they take down the AA "restricted access" signs on the day of the march ; replace those two words with CLOSED; then re-instate them for the following day. But that is telling the council what to do! Let's see what really happens.

Presumably Coppergate restrictions will still apply - complete with poor advance warnings on approach streets.

I am still waiting for a response to my letter to the council regarding Lendal Bridge, Coppergate and Cameron Gr bus stop. They have had it since 10.12.2013!
I suggest they take down the AA "restricted access" signs on the day of the march ; replace those two words with CLOSED; then re-instate them for the following day. But that is telling the council what to do! Let's see what really happens. Presumably Coppergate restrictions will still apply - complete with poor advance warnings on approach streets. I am still waiting for a response to my letter to the council regarding Lendal Bridge, Coppergate and Cameron Gr bus stop. They have had it since 10.12.2013! Cheeky face
  • Score: 6

10:34am Wed 5 Mar 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Batman Begins wrote:
JHardacre wrote: So there we have it.. Union principles outweigh clean air principles. Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it. Just saying.
How will there be more pollution? Surely traffic will simply being displaced from wherever the march is, to Lendal Bridge!
and the fact that the council leaked emails state that they can't do anything about air pollution by diverting traffic. (mainly because its not even bad.) Unless the march participants have flatulence that is...
[quote][p][bold]Batman Begins[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JHardacre[/bold] wrote: So there we have it.. Union principles outweigh clean air principles. Presumably it's OK to pollute the air when people are marching through it. Just saying.[/p][/quote]How will there be more pollution? Surely traffic will simply being displaced from wherever the march is, to Lendal Bridge![/p][/quote]and the fact that the council leaked emails state that they can't do anything about air pollution by diverting traffic. (mainly because its not even bad.) Unless the march participants have flatulence that is... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: 1

5:34pm Wed 5 Mar 14

gmsgop says...

Cheeky face wrote:
I suggest they take down the AA "restricted access" signs on the day of the march ; replace those two words with CLOSED; then re-instate them for the following day. But that is telling the council what to do! Let's see what really happens.

Presumably Coppergate restrictions will still apply - complete with poor advance warnings on approach streets.

I am still waiting for a response to my letter to the council regarding Lendal Bridge, Coppergate and Cameron Gr bus stop. They have had it since 10.12.2013!
Oooh that is strange - I definitely got an email yesterday from City of York, customer services categorically assuring me the Council had a 5 day response protocol...... Seems you missed the cut, by months:( I wonder how many citizens get responses within 5 days...... I know two that don't ....
[quote][p][bold]Cheeky face[/bold] wrote: I suggest they take down the AA "restricted access" signs on the day of the march ; replace those two words with CLOSED; then re-instate them for the following day. But that is telling the council what to do! Let's see what really happens. Presumably Coppergate restrictions will still apply - complete with poor advance warnings on approach streets. I am still waiting for a response to my letter to the council regarding Lendal Bridge, Coppergate and Cameron Gr bus stop. They have had it since 10.12.2013![/p][/quote]Oooh that is strange - I definitely got an email yesterday from City of York, customer services categorically assuring me the Council had a 5 day response protocol...... Seems you missed the cut, by months:( I wonder how many citizens get responses within 5 days...... I know two that don't .... gmsgop
  • Score: 6

10:34pm Thu 6 Mar 14

jay, york says...

There seems to be a lot of hostility between certain individuals who comment here - and is very rude and immature (are some of them really council members? if so, they should be ashamed of themselves!!!).

As someone rightly says, the Trade Union march is nowhere near Lendal Bridge. But there are a lot of visitors coming to York for this march, and many will travel by car - and they are all heading for the Barbican area. If you have a look at the directions on the Trade Union website, they are all being clearly diverted away from Lendal Bridge.- presumably to avoid the embarassing fines set by the Council.

CoYC obviously feel the traffic system around the Barbican area (which is now under a lot of increased pressure with diverted traffic resulting from the closure of part of the inner ring road at Lendal Bridge) cannot cope with the extra traffic.

Over recent months they have put forward so many pathetic arguments and excuses for closing Lendal Bridge, but even they have now actually faced reality and decided that it is a good idea to OPEN Lendal Bridge to ALL traffic to ease traffic flow through the WHOLE of the City of York!

Lets hope this Council can put all their arrogance aside and finally make Lendal Bridge open on a permanent basis.
There seems to be a lot of hostility between certain individuals who comment here - and is very rude and immature (are some of them really council members? if so, they should be ashamed of themselves!!!). As someone rightly says, the Trade Union march is nowhere near Lendal Bridge. But there are a lot of visitors coming to York for this march, and many will travel by car - and they are all heading for the Barbican area. If you have a look at the directions on the Trade Union website, they are all being clearly diverted away from Lendal Bridge.- presumably to avoid the embarassing fines set by the Council. CoYC obviously feel the traffic system around the Barbican area (which is now under a lot of increased pressure with diverted traffic resulting from the closure of part of the inner ring road at Lendal Bridge) cannot cope with the extra traffic. Over recent months they have put forward so many pathetic arguments and excuses for closing Lendal Bridge, but even they have now actually faced reality and decided that it is a good idea to OPEN Lendal Bridge to ALL traffic to ease traffic flow through the WHOLE of the City of York! Lets hope this Council can put all their arrogance aside and finally make Lendal Bridge open on a permanent basis. jay, york
  • Score: 12

5:53pm Sat 8 Mar 14

redchick says...

spiritofyork wrote:
car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***
Idiot!
[quote][p][bold]spiritofyork[/bold] wrote: car blockade/go slow anyone? ***LEFTIES AND CYCLISTS NOT WELCOME IN YORK***[/p][/quote]Idiot! redchick
  • Score: -3

1:38pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Budgie says...

The marchers are probably a load of extreme **** so their will have been air pollution
The marchers are probably a load of extreme **** so their will have been air pollution Budgie
  • Score: 4

8:40pm Sun 9 Mar 14

Cheeky face says...

The traffic penalty appeals adjudicator should be giving his verdict on the Coppergate signage soon. That will be interesting.

He should have looked at Lendal Bridge signs in the first week of the trial.

5 day response from the customer service team is news to me; the switchboard say they don't have Customer Service team, Efficiency team or an investment appraisal officer post.

My long unanswered question really started in 2011! James Alexander was e-mailed on 11.2.2014, seemed surprised, and his promise to chase replies is awaited. This was a day before leaked e-mails hit the Press.

The lifting of the restriction for this weekend event was purely politics.

Back to normal tomorrow; with congestion where we normally suffer it, unless the traffic lights fail!
The traffic penalty appeals adjudicator should be giving his verdict on the Coppergate signage soon. That will be interesting. He should have looked at Lendal Bridge signs in the first week of the trial. 5 day response from the customer service team is news to me; the switchboard say they don't have Customer Service team, Efficiency team or an investment appraisal officer post. My long unanswered question really started in 2011! James Alexander was e-mailed on 11.2.2014, seemed surprised, and his promise to chase replies is awaited. This was a day before leaked e-mails hit the Press. The lifting of the restriction for this weekend event was purely politics. Back to normal tomorrow; with congestion where we normally suffer it, unless the traffic lights fail! Cheeky face
  • Score: 8

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