Park&Ride gets extra £750,000

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COUNCILLORS have agreed to spend a further £750,000 on plans to beat congestion on York’s roads after expected costs rose.

The city council’s ruling cabinet has agreed to the increase to pay for the new Park&Ride sites at Askham Bar and on the A59 near Poppleton, under the Access York project.

No definite timescale has yet been identified for work to begin, but it has previously been suggested that work could start in March, with the aim of completion by April 2014.

Council leader James Alexander said the bids for the project were more expensive than had originally been anticipated, but the agreement by the cabinet to get started on the scheme was the best move for the city.

Coun Alexander said: “The Park&Ride project is a manifesto pledge that has cross-party support, and is too crucial to York for us not to proceed.

“I remember backing it when I was in opposition. It’s been frustrating that the Government gave us funding for three Park&Rides then withdrew it.

“It feels like the taxpayers funding this twice, as we were already allocated this under the previous government.”

As well as freeing up the funding from the Economic Infrastructure Fund, the cabinet also agreed to begin the diversion of utilities in the area and clearance of the sites, which must be carried out before birds return to nest there.

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9:09am Thu 10 Jan 13

Mullarkian says...

Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants.
Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting.
How does this easecongestion?
Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants. Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting. How does this easecongestion? Mullarkian
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9:19am Thu 10 Jan 13

roskoboskovic says...

waste of time and money.once we get our new monks cross development we ll be laughing.
waste of time and money.once we get our new monks cross development we ll be laughing. roskoboskovic
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9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Mullarkian wrote:
Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants.
Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting.
How does this easecongestion?
Park & Ride has removed some 20 million car journeys from York centre, since its inception. Hardly a service that "nobody wants."
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?
[quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants. Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting. How does this easecongestion?[/p][/quote]Park & Ride has removed some 20 million car journeys from York centre, since its inception. Hardly a service that "nobody wants." And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...? pedalling paul
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10:22am Thu 10 Jan 13

TheTruthHurts says...

Council leader James Alexander said the bids for the project were more expensive than had originally been anticipated, but the agreement by the cabinet to get started on the scheme was the best move for the city.


So who was responsible for the original estimate?

they are just throwing money around like confetti
[quote] Council leader James Alexander said the bids for the project were more expensive than had originally been anticipated, but the agreement by the cabinet to get started on the scheme was the best move for the city. [/quote] So who was responsible for the original estimate? they are just throwing money around like confetti TheTruthHurts
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10:42am Thu 10 Jan 13

Woody G Mellor says...

roskoboskovic wrote:
waste of time and money.once we get our new monks cross development we ll be laughing.
Ha haa. Nice one. That did make me laugh.

Erm, it was a joke wasn't it?
[quote][p][bold]roskoboskovic[/bold] wrote: waste of time and money.once we get our new monks cross development we ll be laughing.[/p][/quote]Ha haa. Nice one. That did make me laugh. Erm, it was a joke wasn't it? Woody G Mellor
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12:03pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Kevin Turvey says...

‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out! Kevin Turvey
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12:16pm Thu 10 Jan 13

BigDog-LittleDog says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
I did the same thing on the way home. Alas, slightly more rural than Huntington Road, and therefore not lit at all, other than my car headlights. I saw the oncoming bike at the last minute, and clatter went bike and operator onto my bonnet. As I got out to firstly make sure he was OK, and secondly reprimand him for being an utter clown, the first I got was an F off, the second I got was a smack in the face and finally a request to replace his totally ruined bike.

Don't bother ignoring these idiots. I'll speed up next time and do the job properly. If nothing else it's a gene pool which society doesn't need.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: ‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out![/p][/quote]I did the same thing on the way home. Alas, slightly more rural than Huntington Road, and therefore not lit at all, other than my car headlights. I saw the oncoming bike at the last minute, and clatter went bike and operator onto my bonnet. As I got out to firstly make sure he was OK, and secondly reprimand him for being an utter clown, the first I got was an F off, the second I got was a smack in the face and finally a request to replace his totally ruined bike. Don't bother ignoring these idiots. I'll speed up next time and do the job properly. If nothing else it's a gene pool which society doesn't need. BigDog-LittleDog
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12:26pm Thu 10 Jan 13

TheTruthHurts says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
I would imagine that you would feel the full brunt of the law given that you have just admitted to a pre planned attack on a public forum.... you do realise that you are not completely anonymous dont you?
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: ‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out![/p][/quote]I would imagine that you would feel the full brunt of the law given that you have just admitted to a pre planned attack on a public forum.... you do realise that you are not completely anonymous dont you? TheTruthHurts
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12:33pm Thu 10 Jan 13

monkeyhanger says...

Spend spend spend,what recession! Must be nice for folk who dont live in York to use these Park and Ride buses subsidised by York citizens.It seems like every day the council spend millions more on various non essential schemes,yet claim they have to cut back on core services,like care for old folk etc.Someone is lying to us all.
Spend spend spend,what recession! Must be nice for folk who dont live in York to use these Park and Ride buses subsidised by York citizens.It seems like every day the council spend millions more on various non essential schemes,yet claim they have to cut back on core services,like care for old folk etc.Someone is lying to us all. monkeyhanger
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2:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

tobefair says...

When I walked past the new P & R site I'm sure I saw some great crested newts flying past, or was it pipistrelle bats in one of the ponds. Either way it will be delayed and cost even more.

p.s. Cancel the cycle racks and save a few thousand,
When I walked past the new P & R site I'm sure I saw some great crested newts flying past, or was it pipistrelle bats in one of the ponds. Either way it will be delayed and cost even more. p.s. Cancel the cycle racks and save a few thousand, tobefair
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3:51pm Thu 10 Jan 13

the famous one! says...

Terry smith york conservatives fourth avenue heworth york, the labour council in york are incompetent,buracrat
ic,wasteful and are doing the samething to york as what there labour colleagues did to our country when in goverment for 13 years under blair and brown and bringing it to it knees and the sooner the 2015 general and local elections come the better,when the fine people of york can vote in a conservative council and york central conservative mp,that they truely proud of who will briing them optimism,hope and change.
Terry smith york conservatives fourth avenue heworth york, the labour council in york are incompetent,buracrat ic,wasteful and are doing the samething to york as what there labour colleagues did to our country when in goverment for 13 years under blair and brown and bringing it to it knees and the sooner the 2015 general and local elections come the better,when the fine people of york can vote in a conservative council and york central conservative mp,that they truely proud of who will briing them optimism,hope and change. the famous one!
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4:11pm Thu 10 Jan 13

R'Marcus says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Mullarkian wrote:
Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants.
Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting.
How does this easecongestion?
Park & Ride has removed some 20 million car journeys from York centre, since its inception. Hardly a service that "nobody wants."
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?
Dangerous cyclists.
Just walk down Davygate, any day, and you will see cyclists using the road as anyway road. It is a one way street, but cyclists ignore the law.
Come on Peddling Paul. I challenge you to count the number of cyclists just on Davygate using their bikes ignoring the one-way system.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mullarkian[/bold] wrote: Funny how they can find £750,000 for something nobody wants. Allow more people to park up and squeeze into a city that is full to bursting. How does this easecongestion?[/p][/quote]Park & Ride has removed some 20 million car journeys from York centre, since its inception. Hardly a service that "nobody wants." And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?[/p][/quote]Dangerous cyclists. Just walk down Davygate, any day, and you will see cyclists using the road as anyway road. It is a one way street, but cyclists ignore the law. Come on Peddling Paul. I challenge you to count the number of cyclists just on Davygate using their bikes ignoring the one-way system. R'Marcus
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5:25pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Caecilius says...

Kevin Turvey wrote:
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
Coincidentally, this morning I witnessed not one but three 'motorists' driving through a red light at the top of Gillygate. I know that the last one, at least, registered the gesture that I made to draw attention to his obvious stupidity as he accelerated through the light, cut between me and the green one in front of me, and turned down Bootham.

But hey, he and the other two muppets pay "road tax", so they probably think they have a right to break the law and endanger other people.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: ‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out![/p][/quote]Coincidentally, this morning I witnessed not one but three 'motorists' driving through a red light at the top of Gillygate. I know that the last one, at least, registered the gesture that I made to draw attention to his obvious stupidity as he accelerated through the light, cut between me and the green one in front of me, and turned down Bootham. But hey, he and the other two muppets pay "road tax", so they probably think they have a right to break the law and endanger other people. Caecilius
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7:10pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Paul Meoff says...

BigDog-LittleDog wrote:
Kevin Turvey wrote:
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
I did the same thing on the way home. Alas, slightly more rural than Huntington Road, and therefore not lit at all, other than my car headlights. I saw the oncoming bike at the last minute, and clatter went bike and operator onto my bonnet. As I got out to firstly make sure he was OK, and secondly reprimand him for being an utter clown, the first I got was an F off, the second I got was a smack in the face and finally a request to replace his totally ruined bike.

Don't bother ignoring these idiots. I'll speed up next time and do the job properly. If nothing else it's a gene pool which society doesn't need.
If the **** with no lights who was knocked off is reading this he should contact the police to report the bigger **** who has admitted publicly to a pre-meditated attack next time he is in the same circumstance. Expect plod to come knocking when the next hit and run fatality occurs.
[quote][p][bold]BigDog-LittleDog[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: ‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out![/p][/quote]I did the same thing on the way home. Alas, slightly more rural than Huntington Road, and therefore not lit at all, other than my car headlights. I saw the oncoming bike at the last minute, and clatter went bike and operator onto my bonnet. As I got out to firstly make sure he was OK, and secondly reprimand him for being an utter clown, the first I got was an F off, the second I got was a smack in the face and finally a request to replace his totally ruined bike. Don't bother ignoring these idiots. I'll speed up next time and do the job properly. If nothing else it's a gene pool which society doesn't need.[/p][/quote]If the **** with no lights who was knocked off is reading this he should contact the police to report the bigger **** who has admitted publicly to a pre-meditated attack next time he is in the same circumstance. Expect plod to come knocking when the next hit and run fatality occurs. Paul Meoff
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8:44pm Thu 10 Jan 13

Buzz Light-year says...

THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT *BUSES*
THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT *BUSES* Buzz Light-year
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3:53am Fri 11 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Caecilius wrote:
Kevin Turvey wrote:
‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13
And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’

Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet!

Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark.

When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar!

Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out!
Coincidentally, this morning I witnessed not one but three 'motorists' driving through a red light at the top of Gillygate. I know that the last one, at least, registered the gesture that I made to draw attention to his obvious stupidity as he accelerated through the light, cut between me and the green one in front of me, and turned down Bootham.

But hey, he and the other two muppets pay "road tax", so they probably think they have a right to break the law and endanger other people.
Glad to see somebody other than Myself or Buzz balancing the books, so to speak.

back to the article:
It feels like the taxpayers funding this twice, as we were already allocated this under the previous government

When ddi the funding get allocated by the government? was it before the sheriff of nottingham and his blue crooks got in to power or afterward I wonder?
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Turvey[/bold] wrote: ‘pedalling paul says... 9:35am Thu 10 Jan 13 And you say that the City is "full to bursting". With what...?’ Overpopulation, just like the rest of the country and indeed planet! Only this morning I had the misfortune to witness what can only be described as an accident waiting to happen (or the will of Darwinian theory). A ‘cyclist’ riding down Huntington Road in York with no lights on his machine whilst riding on the wrong side of the road approaching traffic in the dark. When I informed him of his obviously stupidity and that his life expectancy was obviously very short if he continued in this foolish manner he just told me to Foxtrot Oscar! Next time I will not bother to avoid him and we shall see how the case pans out![/p][/quote]Coincidentally, this morning I witnessed not one but three 'motorists' driving through a red light at the top of Gillygate. I know that the last one, at least, registered the gesture that I made to draw attention to his obvious stupidity as he accelerated through the light, cut between me and the green one in front of me, and turned down Bootham. But hey, he and the other two muppets pay "road tax", so they probably think they have a right to break the law and endanger other people.[/p][/quote]Glad to see somebody other than Myself or Buzz balancing the books, so to speak. back to the article: [quote]It feels like the taxpayers funding this twice, as we were already allocated this under the previous government[/quote] When ddi the funding get allocated by the government? was it before the sheriff of nottingham and his blue crooks got in to power or afterward I wonder? Magicman!
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