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New cycle parking sites for York
8:24am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
SIX new cycle-parking sites are to be set up in the centre of York as transport bosses look to drive down the number of car journeys into the city.
The new spaces have been agreed by City of York Council.
Several existing bike racks will be extended or replaced, however elements of the plans have faced opposition from some local businesses.
The scheme will see the six racks in Parliament Street, outside Marks & Spencer, removed as extra space for cyclists to leave their bikes has been provided outside the White Swan Hotel in Piccadilly, whose ground floor could become a Sainsbury’s store.
New cycle parking will be installed outside the Boyes store in Goodramgate, outside Subway in King Street, next to the main post office in Lendal, Library Square and at Micklegate’s junction with Bar Lane and Barker Lane.
Existing cycle racks outside the Castle Museum will be replaced and more spaces will be provided outside Lendal’s Zizzi restaurant.
The post office is among those who objected to the plans, saying more cycle parking in Lendal would prevent its disabled customers being able to park.
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