What next for cars?

York Press: What next for cars? What next for cars?

ALTHOUGH James Alexander, Dave Merrett and their colleagues lost the battle of Lendal Bridge, I am sure they will find other ways to attack motorists.

Already plans are afoot to extend the 20mph speed limits to areas north and east of the city and to maintain the extra footstreet hours. Few concessions have been made for disabled drivers to access the city centre and taxpayers’ money is being recklessly spent on unnecessary projects.

I am glad to hear York Civic Trust and other organisations are planning to get together to advise the council on future planning. Council leaders should listen to them and to the citizens of York before it is too late. Already irreparable damage has been done to the character of King’s Square and we should scrutinise carefully the other projects in the pipeline.

I am inclined to think that voters will have a big responsibility when it comes to the elections next year if York is not to lose its reputation as an attractive historical city as well as a vibrant centre for business and tourism.

Jean Frost, Heworth, York.

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1:54pm Tue 15 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?
Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day? strangebuttrue?
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3:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mean Mr Mustard says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?
Yes, Bootham is back to it's gridlocked normal, because of the ridiculously short lighting phase. But look at it this way, it's quicker to get from Acomb to the bottom of Bootham by going down Leeman Road and over Lendal Bridge...ooops! The council make the shortest route from A to B the one via the city centre, shooting themselves in the foot once more...
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?[/p][/quote]Yes, Bootham is back to it's gridlocked normal, because of the ridiculously short lighting phase. But look at it this way, it's quicker to get from Acomb to the bottom of Bootham by going down Leeman Road and over Lendal Bridge...ooops! The council make the shortest route from A to B the one via the city centre, shooting themselves in the foot once more... Mean Mr Mustard
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3:32pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mean Mr Mustard says...

...and I happen to believe that the Lendal Bridge debacle was just a smoke screen to cover their real desire, which will be to close Ouse Bridge (that would have made more sense, at least it isn't part of the inner ring road). We are so happy to have the bridge open again, we readily agree to the closure of a different bridge. You heard it here first.
...and I happen to believe that the Lendal Bridge debacle was just a smoke screen to cover their real desire, which will be to close Ouse Bridge (that would have made more sense, at least it isn't part of the inner ring road). We are so happy to have the bridge open again, we readily agree to the closure of a different bridge. You heard it here first. Mean Mr Mustard
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11:08pm Tue 15 Apr 14

ColdAsChristmas says...

How about that silly £1.3 Million cycle track. That will make duelling a part of the 1237 very difficult.
How about that silly £1.3 Million cycle track. That will make duelling a part of the 1237 very difficult. ColdAsChristmas
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11:46pm Tue 15 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

ColdAsChristmas wrote:
How about that silly £1.3 Million cycle track. That will make duelling a part of the 1237 very difficult.
Surely no one in their right mind would spend that much on a cycle track?

Mmmmh, unless its Merrit at York Council.......
[quote][p][bold]ColdAsChristmas[/bold] wrote: How about that silly £1.3 Million cycle track. That will make duelling a part of the 1237 very difficult.[/p][/quote]Surely no one in their right mind would spend that much on a cycle track? Mmmmh, unless its Merrit at York Council....... AnotherPointofView
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4:16am Wed 16 Apr 14

Magicman! says...

strangebuttrue? wrote:
Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?
I wonder if they're returned the traffic lights at Water End back to their pre-removal-of-cycle
-lane timings, or whether it is still set ridiculously long to trick people into thinking the removal of the cycle lane was the silver bullet to get rid of all congestion there - whilst the intelligent man can see all the council have done is shift the congestion 90 degrees clockwise so that Shipton Road now has lengthy tailbacks instead.
[quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?[/p][/quote]I wonder if they're returned the traffic lights at Water End back to their pre-removal-of-cycle -lane timings, or whether it is still set ridiculously long to trick people into thinking the removal of the cycle lane was the silver bullet to get rid of all congestion there - whilst the intelligent man can see all the council have done is shift the congestion 90 degrees clockwise so that Shipton Road now has lengthy tailbacks instead. Magicman!
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11:11am Wed 16 Apr 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Magicman! wrote:
strangebuttrue? wrote:
Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?
I wonder if they're returned the traffic lights at Water End back to their pre-removal-of-cycle

-lane timings, or whether it is still set ridiculously long to trick people into thinking the removal of the cycle lane was the silver bullet to get rid of all congestion there - whilst the intelligent man can see all the council have done is shift the congestion 90 degrees clockwise so that Shipton Road now has lengthy tailbacks instead.
Maybe if they changed the lights back to the pre installation of the cycle lane and got rid of the rest of the changes, which still constrict traffic flow, made to install the cycle lane no one would have a problem after all no one was complaining before they did it.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]strangebuttrue?[/bold] wrote: Don't worry they will already be on it although most won't realise. Remember they changed some traffic light sequences to make the trial look good? Bet they have put them back already and the congestion they created with their short set lights has returned. How is Bootham? 6 cars at a time again during the day?[/p][/quote]I wonder if they're returned the traffic lights at Water End back to their pre-removal-of-cycle -lane timings, or whether it is still set ridiculously long to trick people into thinking the removal of the cycle lane was the silver bullet to get rid of all congestion there - whilst the intelligent man can see all the council have done is shift the congestion 90 degrees clockwise so that Shipton Road now has lengthy tailbacks instead.[/p][/quote]Maybe if they changed the lights back to the pre installation of the cycle lane and got rid of the rest of the changes, which still constrict traffic flow, made to install the cycle lane no one would have a problem after all no one was complaining before they did it. strangebuttrue?
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