Work starts on new Park&Ride sites

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WORK on preparing the ground for two new Park&Ride sites in York is getting under way.

City of York Council is clearing vegetation around three junctions in the A59 and Tadcaster Road area to prepare for construction work on the new facilities at Poppleton Bar and Askham Bar, the first stage of its £22 million Access York scheme to cut congestion.

The clearance works, designed to ensure nesting birds are not affected by the developments, are expected to take two weeks and new landscaped areas are set to be created to compensate for the loss of vegetation.

If full approval for the Park&Ride plans is granted from the Department for Transport, construction is expected to begin in March and be completed next April.

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10:33am Thu 24 Jan 13

boroboy66 says...

So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so.
So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so. boroboy66
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11:43am Thu 24 Jan 13

bob the builder says...

Starting work without full planning and financing seems about right. Why not bring in some consultants just to be sure they're wasting enough money?
Starting work without full planning and financing seems about right. Why not bring in some consultants just to be sure they're wasting enough money? bob the builder
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12:42pm Thu 24 Jan 13

anti-rant says...

boroboy66 wrote:
So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so.
The money doesn't come from the council.
[quote][p][bold]boroboy66[/bold] wrote: So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so.[/p][/quote]The money doesn't come from the council. anti-rant
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1:07pm Thu 24 Jan 13

pedalling paul says...

All newts & bats on standby please.....!
All newts & bats on standby please.....! pedalling paul
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1:09pm Thu 24 Jan 13

yorkborn66 says...

I just don’t get this park and ride at all .If money was allocated to drastically improve our Bus service, then RESIDENTS of York, would not have to congest the roads in their cars to get to a park and ride in the first place.
I know lots of people that do just this.
Anyone from outside York can be directed to the existing park and rides, I am sure there is enough room to accommodate them?
By doing this, queuing to get into York will reduce; buses will be more efficient,
Less cars on the road, cyclists happy, everyone’s a winner!
I hope one day I can leave my car at home and get a bus with my family that I can rely on.
Is my theory totally wrong ?
I just don’t get this park and ride at all .If money was allocated to drastically improve our Bus service, then RESIDENTS of York, would not have to congest the roads in their cars to get to a park and ride in the first place. I know lots of people that do just this. Anyone from outside York can be directed to the existing park and rides, I am sure there is enough room to accommodate them? By doing this, queuing to get into York will reduce; buses will be more efficient, Less cars on the road, cyclists happy, everyone’s a winner! I hope one day I can leave my car at home and get a bus with my family that I can rely on. Is my theory totally wrong ? yorkborn66
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3:54pm Thu 24 Jan 13

JHardacre says...

Don't get me wrong I support and use Park & Ride, but if you are not alone it's cheaper to drive in and park in the city centre. Also to attend any sort of evening event driving in is the only alternative.
Don't get me wrong I support and use Park & Ride, but if you are not alone it's cheaper to drive in and park in the city centre. Also to attend any sort of evening event driving in is the only alternative. JHardacre
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5:01pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Ichabod76 says...

yorkborn66 wrote:
I just don’t get this park and ride at all .If money was allocated to drastically improve our Bus service, then RESIDENTS of York, would not have to congest the roads in their cars to get to a park and ride in the first place.
I know lots of people that do just this.
Anyone from outside York can be directed to the existing park and rides, I am sure there is enough room to accommodate them?
By doing this, queuing to get into York will reduce; buses will be more efficient,
Less cars on the road, cyclists happy, everyone’s a winner!
I hope one day I can leave my car at home and get a bus with my family that I can rely on.
Is my theory totally wrong ?
your theory is not wrong
if fact it's sensible, that's why it will never happen

councillors don't care about the people of York only themselves and their pet projects
[quote][p][bold]yorkborn66[/bold] wrote: I just don’t get this park and ride at all .If money was allocated to drastically improve our Bus service, then RESIDENTS of York, would not have to congest the roads in their cars to get to a park and ride in the first place. I know lots of people that do just this. Anyone from outside York can be directed to the existing park and rides, I am sure there is enough room to accommodate them? By doing this, queuing to get into York will reduce; buses will be more efficient, Less cars on the road, cyclists happy, everyone’s a winner! I hope one day I can leave my car at home and get a bus with my family that I can rely on. Is my theory totally wrong ?[/p][/quote]your theory is not wrong if fact it's sensible, that's why it will never happen councillors don't care about the people of York only themselves and their pet projects Ichabod76
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7:42pm Thu 24 Jan 13

boroboy66 says...

anti-rant wrote:
boroboy66 wrote:
So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so.
The money doesn't come from the council.
Sorry just a coincidence then.
[quote][p][bold]anti-rant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boroboy66[/bold] wrote: So the 20 million cuts the council have to make on services and redundancies is to npay for this,why didnt they say so.[/p][/quote]The money doesn't come from the council.[/p][/quote]Sorry just a coincidence then. boroboy66
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4:24am Fri 25 Jan 13

Magicman! says...

Maybe the new site will give people a ticket that splits so one half goes in the car to show they've paid for parking whilst the other half is for the bus - at the ticket machine you specify how many people have travelled in your car and you are then charged a days' parking and the bus section of the ticket gives 4 trips for all the people in the car so long as they travel together. That way people who have been shopping can go back to the car to dump thier newly-aquired stuff and then go back for more shopping.
The charges should be based on how much it costs to park in the city centre plus, for example 30% to cover the bus travel.
Maybe the new site will give people a ticket that splits so one half goes in the car to show they've paid for parking whilst the other half is for the bus - at the ticket machine you specify how many people have travelled in your car and you are then charged a days' parking and the bus section of the ticket gives 4 trips for all the people in the car so long as they travel together. That way people who have been shopping can go back to the car to dump thier newly-aquired stuff and then go back for more shopping. The charges should be based on how much it costs to park in the city centre plus, for example 30% to cover the bus travel. Magicman!
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