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10:12am Saturday 14th September 2013 in Letters
IN RESPONSE to Keith Chapman’s complaint about cluttered streets (Letters September 10), through City of York Council’s Reinvigorate York initiative, part of the initial £200,000 from the council’s Economic Infrastructure Fund was invested into restoring, replacing or removing bollards, lighting, and seating in York’s city centre.
As a result, more than 100 poles, 50 bollards and several obstructive barriers have been removed from the city centre.
This followed an independent access and mobility audit carried out for the council by the Centre for Accessible Environments. This recommended a number of measures to improve and make the city-centre streets more accessible to all.
A number of people from local disabled groups were also interviewed as part of that work, and others were invited to view and test examples of seating from different suppliers to help with their selection.
Other clutter is being removed as and when opportunities arise.
Coun Dave Merrett, Cabinet member for transport, planning and sustainability, City of York Council.
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