Give pedestrians a square deal

Phil Shepherdson wonders why King’s Square in York has not been pedestrianised

Phil Shepherdson wonders why King’s Square in York has not been pedestrianised

First published in Letters by

IT IS like watching a Pink Panther movie where Kato attacks Chief Inspector Clouseau.

The only difference is that Kato is motorised traffic, Clouseau is an unfortunate tourist pedestrian and King’s Square is the backdrop.

The new pavement in King’s Square appears like what it is: a pavement. To the motorist turning into it, however, they see it only as a road to speed along. The beguiled pedestrian is therefore bushwacked from behind.

Why hasn’t this area been pedestrianised?

Phil Shepherdson, Chantry Close, Woodthorpe, York.

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9:47am Mon 4 Aug 14

sniper 9964 says...

Pedestrianised ? Dont be daft its CyC your expecting to do this.
They have no back bone
Pedestrianised ? Dont be daft its CyC your expecting to do this. They have no back bone sniper 9964
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10:32am Mon 4 Aug 14

PR Willey says...

I would imagine that Kings Square isnt pedestrianised is to allow "disabled" drivers who park in Goodramgate during pedestrianised hours a way out of the city.
If it wasnt "open" for them, they would have no way out as Parliament St is "bollarded" from 1030am.
I would imagine that Kings Square isnt pedestrianised is to allow "disabled" drivers who park in Goodramgate during pedestrianised hours a way out of the city. If it wasnt "open" for them, they would have no way out as Parliament St is "bollarded" from 1030am. PR Willey
  • Score: 32

1:38pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Not-Dotty says...

Why are the parking restrictions (yellow lines and/or parking zone signage) still not legally applied?
Why are the parking restrictions (yellow lines and/or parking zone signage) still not legally applied? Not-Dotty
  • Score: 6

2:39am Wed 6 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

The road is pedestrianised during the daytime... but because no council has yet considered it might be a good idea to have signs around stating when the road is actually open to traffic, this leads to a false sense of security for pedestrians who thionk the roads are actually still closed when in fact they are not. In kings square this is also not helped by the surfaces used though this is much worse around by the Minster.
The road is pedestrianised during the daytime... but because no council has yet considered it might be a good idea to have signs around stating when the road is actually open to traffic, this leads to a false sense of security for pedestrians who thionk the roads are actually still closed when in fact they are not. In kings square this is also not helped by the surfaces used though this is much worse around by the Minster. Magicman!
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