Clifton Moor traffic safety plan is welcomed

TRANSPORT plans aimed at improving safety for cyclists and pedestrians in part of York have been welcomed.

The improvements, if they go ahead, will see two zebra crossings and new sections of footpath and cycle lanes installed in and around Clifton Moor Retail Park, on Hurricane Way and Stirling Road. Measures to cut traffic speeds in the area have also been recommended.

The schemes are currently being consulted on and work could start in March if they are approved by City of York Council.

Mark Waudby, the Liberal Democrat spokesman for Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without and a local parish councillor, said the party had carried out “years of campaigning” for the improvements.

He said: “As a cyclist myself, I have been forced to get off and walk rather than risk the dangerous roads around Clifton Moor, and pedestrians also find it very difficult to cross the roads safely.

“In comparison to Monks Cross Shopping Park, the site is not cycle or pedestrian-friendly and drastic improvement is needed. It is excellent news these changes look set to happen and they will make it easier for existing cyclists and pedestrians, while encouraging others to leave their car at home.”

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7:48am Tue 15 Jan 13

NoNewsIsGoodNews says...

Here we go again.
Here we go again. NoNewsIsGoodNews

9:29am Tue 15 Jan 13

old_geezer says...

Good news. Initial developments were approved by Ryedale with no heed whatsoever for pedestrians or cyclists. I remember Water Lane as an untouched country lane, and Clifton Gate was only improved piecemeal. Developers shouldn't be allowed to get away with that.
Good news. Initial developments were approved by Ryedale with no heed whatsoever for pedestrians or cyclists. I remember Water Lane as an untouched country lane, and Clifton Gate was only improved piecemeal. Developers shouldn't be allowed to get away with that. old_geezer

2:15pm Tue 15 Jan 13

DEKKA says...

“In comparison to Monks Cross Shopping Park, the site is not cycle or pedestrian-friendly"

You mean MX is cycle/pedestrian friendly?. I hadn't noticed.
And why the sudden concern for cycle/pedestian safety in Clifton. CYC don't consider it important in the rest of York.
“In comparison to Monks Cross Shopping Park, the site is not cycle or pedestrian-friendly" You mean MX is cycle/pedestrian friendly?. I hadn't noticed. And why the sudden concern for cycle/pedestian safety in Clifton. CYC don't consider it important in the rest of York. DEKKA

4:15pm Tue 15 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

Just a case of helping Clifton catch up with the rest of york...........
Just a case of helping Clifton catch up with the rest of york........... pedalling paul

7:56pm Tue 15 Jan 13

sensationalism says...

The cycle facilities are very patchy up there. Why does a shop like Maplin electronics store have no cycle parking? Ludicrous.
The cycle facilities are very patchy up there. Why does a shop like Maplin electronics store have no cycle parking? Ludicrous. sensationalism

8:17pm Tue 15 Jan 13

UsernameNotAvailable says...

Sadly improving those particular roads won't make pedestrian movement between shops any less terrifying. Clifton Moor is only good for visiting by car unless you only want to visit one shop. It's just not laid out for walking.
Sadly improving those particular roads won't make pedestrian movement between shops any less terrifying. Clifton Moor is only good for visiting by car unless you only want to visit one shop. It's just not laid out for walking. UsernameNotAvailable

4:08am Wed 16 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Clifton Moor is the most stupidly laid out shopping centre I have ever visited in the country. Two zebra crossings and a few meters of new pavement won't change that.

Some changes that would be good: a proper designated cycle route from the Clifton Moor roundabout to the front doors of Tesco without traversing the car park or travelling along the car park access road; widening of the pathway between Oakdale Road (north exit, near Kettlestring Lane) and Hurricane Way to allow proper segregation of pedestrians and cyclists, along with the bushes cut back so the pathway can be used - and cycle priority crossings over both exits of Oakdale Road and the car garages nearby; Cycle priority crossing over the exit of Kettlestring Lane; Left turn from Clifton Moorgate into Hurricane Way needs a dropped kerb before the stop line to allow cyclists to access the existing on-pavement cycle lane without contravening a red light; unused ground at the junction of Water Lane and Clifton Moorgate should be used to create a straight-ahead section of off-road cycle lane for cycles travelling to Wigginton Road, before coming to a traffic island where cycles can cross to the south side of the road, whereby then all minor road exits should then have cycle priority crossings; the cycle/ped route between Water Lane and Tribune Way needs something to prevent gypsies letting their stray dogs poop all over the surface; marked crossing over the end of Stirling Road near Tesco; new footpath beside back exit from central section from Wickes to Stirling Road OR a better option would be direct connection from central section/Wickes to the east section/Dunelm behind what will be Pizza Hut without having to go up to Stirling Road and back down again on the other side of the fence.
Clifton Moor is the most stupidly laid out shopping centre I have ever visited in the country. Two zebra crossings and a few meters of new pavement won't change that. Some changes that would be good: a proper designated cycle route from the Clifton Moor roundabout to the front doors of Tesco without traversing the car park or travelling along the car park access road; widening of the pathway between Oakdale Road (north exit, near Kettlestring Lane) and Hurricane Way to allow proper segregation of pedestrians and cyclists, along with the bushes cut back so the pathway can be used - and cycle priority crossings over both exits of Oakdale Road and the car garages nearby; Cycle priority crossing over the exit of Kettlestring Lane; Left turn from Clifton Moorgate into Hurricane Way needs a dropped kerb before the stop line to allow cyclists to access the existing on-pavement cycle lane without contravening a red light; unused ground at the junction of Water Lane and Clifton Moorgate should be used to create a straight-ahead section of off-road cycle lane for cycles travelling to Wigginton Road, before coming to a traffic island where cycles can cross to the south side of the road, whereby then all minor road exits should then have cycle priority crossings; the cycle/ped route between Water Lane and Tribune Way needs something to prevent gypsies letting their stray dogs poop all over the surface; marked crossing over the end of Stirling Road near Tesco; new footpath beside back exit from central section from Wickes to Stirling Road OR a better option would be direct connection from central section/Wickes to the east section/Dunelm behind what will be Pizza Hut without having to go up to Stirling Road and back down again on the other side of the fence. Magicman!

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