A wrong turn

York Press: A wrong turn A wrong turn

CITY of York Council has chosen to reinstate the “no right turn” from Lendal into Museum Street after capitulating over Lendal Bridge.

I am not sure why the council bothered because it is now generally ignored.

Is this another “success” for the motorists who complained about the trial restrictions and believe that they are entitled to drive anywhere and at any time, regardless of the impact of the rest of York’s community?

Neil Raw, Oriel Grove, Clifton Without, York.

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1:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Actually they don't appear to have replaced the sign?
Actually they don't appear to have replaced the sign? Pinza-C55
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1:58pm Thu 24 Apr 14

Stevie D says...

The council has not "chosen" to do anything about the right turn restriction.

The lifting of the "no right turn" out of Lendal was part of the traffic order that put restrictions on Lendal Bridge. When that traffic order was cancelled, everything by default reverted to what it was before.

The council is looking at lifting the restriction permanently (and likewise into the library), as reported in The Press recently, but that needs to be done separately from the changes on and off the bridge.
The council has not "chosen" to do anything about the right turn restriction. The lifting of the "no right turn" out of Lendal was part of the traffic order that put restrictions on Lendal Bridge. When that traffic order was cancelled, everything by default reverted to what it was before. The council is looking at lifting the restriction permanently (and likewise into the library), as reported in The Press recently, but that needs to be done separately from the changes on and off the bridge. Stevie D
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10:29pm Thu 24 Apr 14

AnotherPointofView says...

Hmm, not a hint of bitterness then?

It didn't have anything to do with motorists wanting to drive anywhere/anytime. It was the closure of part of the inner ring road that made very little sense. Any advantage gained in bus times, air quality etc. etc. was lost elsewhere in congestion in other places, increased bus journey times and increased pollution levels.

it was the wrong solution to York's problems. There is plenty of work to do to reduce transport problems but closing Lendal Bridge wasn't the answer.
Hmm, not a hint of bitterness then? It didn't have anything to do with motorists wanting to drive anywhere/anytime. It was the closure of part of the inner ring road that made very little sense. Any advantage gained in bus times, air quality etc. etc. was lost elsewhere in congestion in other places, increased bus journey times and increased pollution levels. it was the wrong solution to York's problems. There is plenty of work to do to reduce transport problems but closing Lendal Bridge wasn't the answer. AnotherPointofView
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