Another hold-up

York Press: Another hold-up Another hold-up

WITH reference to the article “300 a day fined on bridge” (The Press, March 21), the council believes it will improve bus times and reduce pollution.

Well, I think it has moved the pollution elsewhere and one of those roads is the A19 to Selby.

The build-up of traffic starts earlier and lasts longer, and as far as bus times are concerned, over the Christmas period it took us almost as long to get from the railway station to Broadway on the bus as it did from Chester-le-Street in County Durham to York on the train.

Maureen Robinson, Broadway, York.

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3:44pm Wed 26 Mar 14

imassey says...

Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester.

Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey.
Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester. Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey. imassey
  • Score: 16

6:42pm Wed 26 Mar 14

wallman says...

imassey wrote:
Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester.

Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey.
when the busses start going where I want to be I would love to use them, not having to change wait half an hour for the next one hoping it turns up. adds a lot of time on to my day where my car dosent
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester. Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey.[/p][/quote]when the busses start going where I want to be I would love to use them, not having to change wait half an hour for the next one hoping it turns up. adds a lot of time on to my day where my car dosent wallman
  • Score: -17

7:10pm Wed 26 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

imassey wrote:
Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester.

Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey.
The majority of my car journeys are single occupancy, twice a week I have my daughter and grandson for company, so that leaves approximately nine journeys on my own, I don't want to cycle and I certainly don't want to use a bus, and before someone comments about keeping fit, I go to the gym a minimum of five times a week.
I am not alone - pardon the pun - in not wanting to use public transport or cycle, so please, if you like cycling and using buses you carry on but don't expect me or others like me to change, we have choices at the end of the day.
[quote][p][bold]imassey[/bold] wrote: Yes and it once took my family longer to get from Manchester airport to York by car than it did to fly from Tunisia to Manchester. Your journey on the bus was using the same roads that hundreds of car users were on, many of them probably carrying just the driver. Train and plane journeys can't be compared with road travel and the main way that buses will improve is if more people start to use them instead of relying on their cars for every journey.[/p][/quote]The majority of my car journeys are single occupancy, twice a week I have my daughter and grandson for company, so that leaves approximately nine journeys on my own, I don't want to cycle and I certainly don't want to use a bus, and before someone comments about keeping fit, I go to the gym a minimum of five times a week. I am not alone - pardon the pun - in not wanting to use public transport or cycle, so please, if you like cycling and using buses you carry on but don't expect me or others like me to change, we have choices at the end of the day. Igiveinthen
  • Score: -18

9:55pm Wed 26 Mar 14

strangebuttrue? says...

And no doubt your journey down Fulford Road was one long succession of pointless stop starts at traffic lights which are the one and only reason for the problems down there as recent failures of said lights have proven.
And no doubt your journey down Fulford Road was one long succession of pointless stop starts at traffic lights which are the one and only reason for the problems down there as recent failures of said lights have proven. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: -20

1:17am Thu 27 Mar 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

As for choices, consider the bio rubbish put in your road fuel. We have no choice there!
As for choices, consider the bio rubbish put in your road fuel. We have no choice there! ColdAsChristmas
  • Score: 0

4:25am Thu 27 Mar 14

Magicman! says...

How would closing Lendal Bridge create extra traffic on Fulford Road, a road that is in no way part of the signed alternative route? could it not just be that because we are in the winter months that the 'fair weather cyclists' and 'fair weather walkers' have all decided to use their cars instead....

However, the junctions along there really should be looked at. Broadway junction should be a proper roundabout, and in the afternoon peak there should be a 'no right turn' prohibition from the inbound Fulford Road into Heslington Lane and traffic turning out of there should only be allowed to turn left at the same time so those lights can be de-activated... or at the very least reduce just how long the outbound Fulford Road has to wait on a red light whilst only 3 cars turn out of Heslington Lane, only then for a pedestrian phase to activate even though the pedestrian crossed about a minute previous and the self-cancel function for the pedestrian phase is non-functioning... And I'm saying this as a cyclist who does stop at red, even ones that stay red for way too long.
How would closing Lendal Bridge create extra traffic on Fulford Road, a road that is in no way part of the signed alternative route? could it not just be that because we are in the winter months that the 'fair weather cyclists' and 'fair weather walkers' have all decided to use their cars instead.... However, the junctions along there really should be looked at. Broadway junction should be a proper roundabout, and in the afternoon peak there should be a 'no right turn' prohibition from the inbound Fulford Road into Heslington Lane and traffic turning out of there should only be allowed to turn left at the same time so those lights can be de-activated... or at the very least reduce just how long the outbound Fulford Road has to wait on a red light whilst only 3 cars turn out of Heslington Lane, only then for a pedestrian phase to activate even though the pedestrian crossed about a minute previous and the self-cancel function for the pedestrian phase is non-functioning... And I'm saying this as a cyclist who does stop at red, even ones that stay red for way too long. Magicman!
  • Score: -1

4:54pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Meldrew2 says...

Fulford Road is affected because traffic now backs up due to all the extra traffic using Skeldergate Bridge, Foss Islands and Layerthorpe in order to get around the city.
Fulford Road is affected because traffic now backs up due to all the extra traffic using Skeldergate Bridge, Foss Islands and Layerthorpe in order to get around the city. Meldrew2
  • Score: 1

5:31pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Igiveinthen says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
As for choices, consider the bio rubbish put in your road fuel. We have no choice there!
Take heart, at least i dont drive an oil burner!
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: As for choices, consider the bio rubbish put in your road fuel. We have no choice there![/p][/quote]Take heart, at least i dont drive an oil burner! Igiveinthen
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