Breaking rules...

Breaking rules...

Breaking rules...

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SO THE traffic restrictions in Coppergate and Museum Street and the resultant closure of Lendal Bridge, it would appear from the Government traffic expert’s report, were not thought through properly by the council and they are now seeking “independent legal advice”.

Perhaps if they had not been so intent on forcing these measures through and had sought legal advice before they made their decision they would not now be in this position.

Unbelievably, council leader James Alexander says that he “accepts that the implementation has not been to a standard my colleagues and I would expect”.

Buck successfully passed then!

If the drivers who “broke” the rules are to get their fines refunded that will be more expense.

And will these drivers get an apologetic letter with their refund? Judging by the council’s past performance I won’t hold my breath on that one.

Robert MacMahon rightly says in his recent letter that if this had happened in private business heads would have rolled and should for this disgraceful state of affairs.

Richard Wells, Milson Grove, Hull Road, York.

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2:24am Sun 6 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years.
Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years. Magicman!
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10:13am Sun 6 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Magicman! wrote:
Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years.
No it hasn't. There have been certain times of the day that cars could drive down, as there is now.

It used to be buses/taxis/cyclists from 08.00-10.00 and 16.00-18.00. The times (which were sneaked in under the radar when Lendal Bridge was being implemented) were changed to 07.00-10.00 and 16.00-19.00. That's an hour earlier start and an hour later at the end.

In the middle of the day, then as now you can go down Coppergate for loading.

It's not been closed for twenty years, just different times for restrictions.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years.[/p][/quote]No it hasn't. There have been certain times of the day that cars could drive down, as there is now. It used to be buses/taxis/cyclists from 08.00-10.00 and 16.00-18.00. The times (which were sneaked in under the radar when Lendal Bridge was being implemented) were changed to 07.00-10.00 and 16.00-19.00. That's an hour earlier start and an hour later at the end. In the middle of the day, then as now you can go down Coppergate for loading. It's not been closed for twenty years, just different times for restrictions. AnotherPointofView
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3:56am Wed 9 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

AnotherPointofView wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years.
No it hasn't. There have been certain times of the day that cars could drive down, as there is now.

It used to be buses/taxis/cyclists from 08.00-10.00 and 16.00-18.00. The times (which were sneaked in under the radar when Lendal Bridge was being implemented) were changed to 07.00-10.00 and 16.00-19.00. That's an hour earlier start and an hour later at the end.

In the middle of the day, then as now you can go down Coppergate for loading.

It's not been closed for twenty years, just different times for restrictions.
it's still been 'closed' though for 20 years or more, as you could not legally drive through there at those times - compared to an 'open' road where you can drive through at any time.

It has only been since people felt punishment for breaking the rules that they started complaining about it. If you opened a shop and put all the stock on show with the tills right at the back of the store hidden away and no CCTV in the shop, all the stock would have been stolen in a very short period of time - because if people think they can break the law and get away with it, they will.
[quote][p][bold]AnotherPointofView[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Coppergate has been closed to private vehicles for at least 20 years.[/p][/quote]No it hasn't. There have been certain times of the day that cars could drive down, as there is now. It used to be buses/taxis/cyclists from 08.00-10.00 and 16.00-18.00. The times (which were sneaked in under the radar when Lendal Bridge was being implemented) were changed to 07.00-10.00 and 16.00-19.00. That's an hour earlier start and an hour later at the end. In the middle of the day, then as now you can go down Coppergate for loading. It's not been closed for twenty years, just different times for restrictions.[/p][/quote]it's still been 'closed' though for 20 years or more, as you could not legally drive through there at those times - compared to an 'open' road where you can drive through at any time. It has only been since people felt punishment for breaking the rules that they started complaining about it. If you opened a shop and put all the stock on show with the tills right at the back of the store hidden away and no CCTV in the shop, all the stock would have been stolen in a very short period of time - because if people think they can break the law and get away with it, they will. Magicman!
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