Travel planners on the road to York

TRAVEL planners from York businesses are being given the chance to play their part in solving journey problems at an event in the city this week.

The networking session is being run through City of York Council’s iTravel York programme and will allow firms to swap ideas and look to team up on possible initiatives such as business parks, cycle challenges and shared parking.

The authority will also outline the incentives it offers to businesses wanting to promote sustainable travel among their workforce.

The event will be held at the Monk Bar Hotel between 8am and 11am on Friday. Speakers will include Lynn Cramman, travel plan co-ordinator for Cobalt Park, the UK’s largest business park, and Ginny Leonard, development officer for cycling charity CTC.

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10:21am Tue 4 Dec 12

stephen123 says...

Please can the bus companies between Leeds Bradford Airport and York coordinate their evening services.

At present the 757 Airport bus to Leeds Bus Stn and the Coastliner service (the evening service) arrive and depart at the same time - a 5 or 10 minute delay in the coastliner service would avoid passengers having to wait 1 hour until their next service.
Please can the bus companies between Leeds Bradford Airport and York coordinate their evening services. At present the 757 Airport bus to Leeds Bus Stn and the Coastliner service (the evening service) arrive and depart at the same time - a 5 or 10 minute delay in the coastliner service would avoid passengers having to wait 1 hour until their next service. stephen123
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10:33am Tue 4 Dec 12

BL2 says...

Well the one big journey problem that needs solving is the mess that York's congestion policy has made of the A19! Queued nearly to Barlby this morning and not moving - glad I don't need to travel in that direction!
Well the one big journey problem that needs solving is the mess that York's congestion policy has made of the A19! Queued nearly to Barlby this morning and not moving - glad I don't need to travel in that direction! BL2
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12:34pm Tue 4 Dec 12

pedalling paul says...

A sensible anti-congestion policy encourages a change to other transport modes for some journeys, and for car sharing. If York tried to cater for everyone wishing to access the city by car, we'd have to knock the city centre down and turn it into a massive car park
A sensible anti-congestion policy encourages a change to other transport modes for some journeys, and for car sharing. If York tried to cater for everyone wishing to access the city by car, we'd have to knock the city centre down and turn it into a massive car park pedalling paul
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1:50pm Tue 4 Dec 12

xtc says...

A lot of traffic at that time there,that ll give em something to talk about!
A lot of traffic at that time there,that ll give em something to talk about! xtc
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9:43am Wed 5 Dec 12

yorkshirelad says...

I reckon this is going to be in the top 3 key issues affecting York's economy over the next 20-30 years.

Only by being bold and innovative will we avoid falling behind our competitors.

My premise is simple. The roads must be free-flowing for essential users. I include taxis, buses, delivery vehicles and essential private car journies in this.

In order to do this, there needs to be a concerted and sustained effort to provide alternatives to the car for those willing and able to use the alternatives.

So...coordinated quality bus services, excellent rail services, European standard cycling facilities, high quality pavements and walking routes.

This is the way to keep the roads moving as shown by several European countries.

My fear, is that I've been hearing of innovative travel planning conferences for decades now. All too often, they lead to small, short term, timid changes. Enough to annoy the usual suspects but far too timid to achieve meaningful gain.

The fools who think that by blocking the alternatives (walking, cycling, public transport) they will free up the roads must be faced down before they further destroy our economy.

A big change here should be that the wiser taxi-drivers, bus companies, delivery companies must actively support walking, cycling, public transport...and loudly. Many of the people clogging them up in queues of traffic would switch to alternatives if they were better.

Until we make these bold changes, stop being so frightened of change, start thinking long term and work together, we are stuck in congestion-related decline.

Once innovative, York's transport system is failing the city by being too timid...time for bold action.
I reckon this is going to be in the top 3 key issues affecting York's economy over the next 20-30 years. Only by being bold and innovative will we avoid falling behind our competitors. My premise is simple. The roads must be free-flowing for essential users. I include taxis, buses, delivery vehicles and essential private car journies in this. In order to do this, there needs to be a concerted and sustained effort to provide alternatives to the car for those willing and able to use the alternatives. So...coordinated quality bus services, excellent rail services, European standard cycling facilities, high quality pavements and walking routes. This is the way to keep the roads moving as shown by several European countries. My fear, is that I've been hearing of innovative travel planning conferences for decades now. All too often, they lead to small, short term, timid changes. Enough to annoy the usual suspects but far too timid to achieve meaningful gain. The fools who think that by blocking the alternatives (walking, cycling, public transport) they will free up the roads must be faced down before they further destroy our economy. A big change here should be that the wiser taxi-drivers, bus companies, delivery companies must actively support walking, cycling, public transport...and loudly. Many of the people clogging them up in queues of traffic would switch to alternatives if they were better. Until we make these bold changes, stop being so frightened of change, start thinking long term and work together, we are stuck in congestion-related decline. Once innovative, York's transport system is failing the city by being too timid...time for bold action. yorkshirelad
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2:22am Fri 7 Dec 12

Magicman! says...

Too much of York's so-called sustainable infastructure has been half baked and done simply to tick a box. Cycle lanes between going towards Huntington School - they're as narrow as 40cm wide at some points and make it more dangerous to cycle along that if the lane was not there in the first place, but they're cycle lanes and so there's a tick in the cycling provision box. Bus services - most controlled by Firstgroup who simply run the buses if and when they want with little regard to their customers (such as the last few journeys on the new 12 being cut short to no longer serve monks cross, making the last bus for there depart stonebow at 16:40 - the passengers that did use the services after this time no longer do and the bus is empty by time it's at byland avenue, so in First terms this means the route can be cut back even further next year as suddenly it's "not economically viable" to run!!)... but a bus means a tick in a box
Too much of York's so-called sustainable infastructure has been half baked and done simply to tick a box. Cycle lanes between going towards Huntington School - they're as narrow as 40cm wide at some points and make it more dangerous to cycle along that if the lane was not there in the first place, but they're cycle lanes and so there's a tick in the cycling provision box. Bus services - most controlled by Firstgroup who simply run the buses if and when they want with little regard to their customers (such as the last few journeys on the new 12 being cut short to no longer serve monks cross, making the last bus for there depart stonebow at 16:40 - the passengers that did use the services after this time no longer do and the bus is empty by time it's at byland avenue, so in First terms this means the route can be cut back even further next year as suddenly it's "not economically viable" to run!!)... but a bus means a tick in a box Magicman!
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