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It’s too hard to tell what is what now
I FULLY support making York city centre as pedestrian-friendly as possible.
However, for the footstreet scheme to work, locals and tourists alike need to know exactly where and when they operate.
A few years ago, city-centre streets had road signs saying exactly when traffic was prohibited. These vanished and I believe that most locals would not be able to correctly identify the footstreet operational hours and locations.
As a pedestrian, I observe other pedestrians walking out in front of cars, vans and cyclists in non-footstreets or outside of operational hours. As a cyclist, I constantly have to dodge pedestrians who clearly have no idea where and when they can freely stroll, oblivious to oncoming traffic.
I have no problem with footstreet zones or hours being extended. But please, for the benefit of pedestrians, cyclists and vehicle drivers, whether locals or tourists, can we have proper and clear signage.
It’s only a matter of time before there is a serious accident due to the complete lack of this.
Dale Edwards, Newborough Street, Bootham, York.