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We’re spending for cars
In response to David Sempers (Letters, August 16), I would make the point that the council’s largest transport investment is actually for car drivers.
The £22.7 million Access York phase one scheme is providing a major increase in parking for car-borne visitors and commuters to York, as well as providing a massive upgrade to the A59/outer ring road junction that will tackle this significant congestion spot.
The council has also gone into an arrangement with West Yorkshire to deliver a major transport investment fund that will deliver an £83.5 million package of transport measures for York over the next decade, the largest item of which will be a comprehensive upgrade of the northern ring road.
However, within the main urban area we cannot build our way out of congestion either in cost or environmental terms. We have no choice but to encourage and support shifting more of our journeys on to public transport, walking and cycling to keep all forms of traffic, including motorists, moving on what is a constrained historic road network.
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