Park and wait

York Press: Park and wait Park and wait

MY DENTIST, solicitor, hair dresser, optician, bank, and building society are all situated within the walls of the city of York.

As a citizen, I would also very much like to be able to support the local economy by shopping within the walls, but the cost of parking is prohibitive.

For many outlying York residents, it takes nearly as long to get to the Park&Ride as it does to drive into York and park. Does the council expect residents living inside the Park&Ride circle to drive away from York to use the system?

If this is their rationale, then it does not take much for those same residents to consider driving that ‘extra mile’ to the next town or free parking shopping centre.

So here are my solutions: Allot two or three small car parks for York residents only and allow 90 minutes parking with a nominal charge.

All retail shops and local businesses to benefit from the many more York residents prepared to shop and conduct business within the city.

After all the City of York’s recent traffic problems, this would not only be giving both the city shops and business a return on their high business rates, it would also give the elected council a much needed boost in popularity.

John D. Casperson, Church Lane, Nether Poppleton, York.

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12:56pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Stevie D says...

No, the council doesn't expect (or want) residents to drive to P&R sites – they are aimed at people coming from out of town. People living within York generally have good buses into the city centre already, running at least every half hour and in many areas much more frequently than that.
No, the council doesn't expect (or want) residents to drive to P&R sites – they are aimed at people coming from out of town. People living within York generally have good buses into the city centre already, running at least every half hour and in many areas much more frequently than that. Stevie D
  • Score: 8

1:03pm Mon 14 Apr 14

imassey says...

I'm a bit confused... if all the services you list are within the walls, why not shop when you visit them?
I'm a bit confused... if all the services you list are within the walls, why not shop when you visit them? imassey
  • Score: 8

2:31pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Mr Udigawa says...

Or jump on the train?
Or jump on the train? Mr Udigawa
  • Score: 6

5:46pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Sillybillies says...

MY DENTIST, solicitor, hair dresser, optician, bank, and building society are all situated within the walls of the city of York.

Your choice, plan your life better instead of moaning about your self inflicted problems.
[quote]MY DENTIST, solicitor, hair dresser, optician, bank, and building society are all situated within the walls of the city of York.[/quote] Your choice, plan your life better instead of moaning about your self inflicted problems. Sillybillies
  • Score: 4

6:16pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Thisisnotasmile says...

Last I checked Nether Poppleton was not "inside the Park&Ride circle". It also has a frequent bus service in the number 10, and there is also a brand new Park and Ride site currently being constructed right on Mr Casperson's doorstep. Not really sure what the problem is here.
Last I checked Nether Poppleton was not "inside the Park&Ride circle". It also has a frequent bus service in the number 10, and there is also a brand new Park and Ride site currently being constructed right on Mr Casperson's doorstep. Not really sure what the problem is here. Thisisnotasmile
  • Score: 6

6:30pm Mon 14 Apr 14

roadwars says...

Guessing that the comments above are not from people who live within the "outer ring road", the ones who are expected to "just jump on a bus or cycle everywhere"...
Guessing that the comments above are not from people who live within the "outer ring road", the ones who are expected to "just jump on a bus or cycle everywhere"... roadwars
  • Score: 0

7:57pm Mon 14 Apr 14

Omega Point says...

Park in the city for a nominal charge. Resident or not, that just shows how selfish and car bound you are.
Park in the city for a nominal charge. Resident or not, that just shows how selfish and car bound you are. Omega Point
  • Score: 32

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