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Round the bend
I CANNOT imagine what was going through the minds of the highway planners to site two sets of traffic lights right on the bend in Holgate Road.
Time and again since they were installed, I have seen vehicles of any length, including buses, stopped on the bend covering the yellow box area and also the cycle lane.
This method stops any vehicle unable to turn into or out of Lowther Terrace. This never happened before.
Coun Dave Merritt says this is for cycle safety. I don’t see how.
Large vehicles have to use the cycle lane because the road isn’t wide enough for long vehicles to negotiate the bend travelling in the opposite direction.
I understood the council was trying to cut down on street clutter, so why do we have to have four sets of lights for one exit road, three in Holgate Road and one on the corner of East Mount Road?
If A-boards were to be placed where the lights are, the council would want them removed as a hazard to the public.
EA Carter, Marston Crescent, York.
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