£2m set aside to fix roads and footpaths in York

York Press: City of York Council will be spending £2 million to fix crumbling roads and footpaths in the city City of York Council will be spending £2 million to fix crumbling roads and footpaths in the city

TWO million pounds have been set aside for repairs to York's crumbling minor roads and footpaths, but opposition councillors have criticised the scheme as "too little too late".

The City of York Council's cabinet approved the cash, which comes from the council's capital funding, at its meeting on Tuesday evening.

The cash will be targeted at the unclassified minor roads and residential streets which make up almost 70 percent of the city's roads, as well as footpaths.

Although York's roads compare well with roads nationally, a report by highways officials told the cabinet members the council needs to maintain the unclassified road network to address residents' concerns over the state of the roads.

"The result of the Big York Survey indicates residents' concerns as to the condition of the unclassified carriageways and footways assets," it said.

The £2 million is to be split equally between roadways and footpaths, in 40mph speed limit areas, and should cut the number of compensation claims the council faces.

"It is anticipated that investment in the unclassified network will result in a decrease in the number of defects such as potholes being recorded and further reduction in complaints and third party claims for damage against the Council," the report said.

Woodthorpe and Dringhouses ward is in line for £243,200 of repairs, the second highest of any ward in the city behind Westfield, which has been allocated £358,550 for repairs.

Liberal Democrat councillor for Woodthorpe and Dringhouses Ann Reid dubbed the plan "too little too late" after wider cuts in roads funding, and said many more roads in her area were in desperate need of repairs.

But Cllr Dafydd Williams, Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance and the ward councillor for Westfield, said the council administration could not be criticised for cutting highways spending when it was dealing with a 46 percent cut in funding from the Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government.

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10:10am Thu 8 May 14

Dave Ruddock says...

It still seems the bickering continues between political parties, We all live in a historic City, that all political parties fail to understand, stop the tit or tat arguing, get the job done "That they were elected for"

Also suggest that anyone of the councilors that have a degree in Civil Engineering "Use It" and each road/path repair be inspected by someone who knows what a repair is,
It still seems the bickering continues between political parties, We all live in a historic City, that all political parties fail to understand, stop the tit or tat arguing, get the job done "That they were elected for" Also suggest that anyone of the councilors that have a degree in Civil Engineering "Use It" and each road/path repair be inspected by someone who knows what a repair is, Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -41

10:15am Thu 8 May 14

bolero says...

"Too little too late". Shut up and let them get on with it. Better then nowt. Not interested in political points scoring.
"Too little too late". Shut up and let them get on with it. Better then nowt. Not interested in political points scoring. bolero
  • Score: -36

10:56am Thu 8 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

put it into prespective... 2m for roads actually isnt that much when compared to 500k for 20mph signs...
put it into prespective... 2m for roads actually isnt that much when compared to 500k for 20mph signs... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -57

11:10am Thu 8 May 14

BL2 says...

Well they've "resurfaced" a section of the road from Wheldrake to Elvington... but only a tiny section! Hardly seems worth bothering for the amount they did - much of the rest is as bad or worse than the repaired section was!
Well they've "resurfaced" a section of the road from Wheldrake to Elvington... but only a tiny section! Hardly seems worth bothering for the amount they did - much of the rest is as bad or worse than the repaired section was! BL2
  • Score: -104

11:35am Thu 8 May 14

YorkPatrol says...

BL2 wrote:
Well they've "resurfaced" a section of the road from Wheldrake to Elvington... but only a tiny section! Hardly seems worth bothering for the amount they did - much of the rest is as bad or worse than the repaired section was!
Life can be so cruel sometimes.
[quote][p][bold]BL2[/bold] wrote: Well they've "resurfaced" a section of the road from Wheldrake to Elvington... but only a tiny section! Hardly seems worth bothering for the amount they did - much of the rest is as bad or worse than the repaired section was![/p][/quote]Life can be so cruel sometimes. YorkPatrol
  • Score: 18

11:39am Thu 8 May 14

Knavesmire view says...

So because I live in an area where 20mph zones have been enforced on me, none of the roads round me are going to be repaired is that right?
So because I live in an area where 20mph zones have been enforced on me, none of the roads round me are going to be repaired is that right? Knavesmire view
  • Score: -72

12:02pm Thu 8 May 14

marvell says...

They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage.

£2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !!
They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !! marvell
  • Score: -68

12:25pm Thu 8 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

marvell wrote:
They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !!
700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality.
[quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !![/p][/quote]700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality. Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -87

12:27pm Thu 8 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

interesting that woodthorpe has money... i mean anna lives there... there is no 40mph area... so what roads or footpaths??

Shiney new cycle paths i bet! she does love a bike...
interesting that woodthorpe has money... i mean anna lives there... there is no 40mph area... so what roads or footpaths?? Shiney new cycle paths i bet! she does love a bike... Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -104

12:34pm Thu 8 May 14

Dave Ruddock says...

One for the press, At least get a picture of a Council Vehicle, not water authority or gas board .

Can the City Engineers ever combine these road works so that its not a continual road works (City Engineers are like a play school sand pit)
One for the press, At least get a picture of a Council Vehicle, not water authority or gas board . Can the City Engineers ever combine these road works so that its not a continual road works (City Engineers are like a play school sand pit) Dave Ruddock
  • Score: -91

12:49pm Thu 8 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Dave Ruddock wrote:
One for the press, At least get a picture of a Council Vehicle, not water authority or gas board . Can the City Engineers ever combine these road works so that its not a continual road works (City Engineers are like a play school sand pit)
like the Heineken advert? all in at once to cause less disruption...

They can't even gravel their own building properly so i very much doubt their planning capabilities are better
[quote][p][bold]Dave Ruddock[/bold] wrote: One for the press, At least get a picture of a Council Vehicle, not water authority or gas board . Can the City Engineers ever combine these road works so that its not a continual road works (City Engineers are like a play school sand pit)[/p][/quote]like the Heineken advert? all in at once to cause less disruption... They can't even gravel their own building properly so i very much doubt their planning capabilities are better Archiebold the 1st
  • Score: -72

1:43pm Thu 8 May 14

piaggio1 says...

She may live in woodthorpe ( doubt it though).but none of her tennants live there...
She may live in woodthorpe ( doubt it though).but none of her tennants live there... piaggio1
  • Score: -105

3:03pm Thu 8 May 14

CommonSense!! says...

Some of the worst road defects come where utilities have dug the road up and their contractors bodged a cheap repair around their hole, why not go back to them and make them repair it properly, and in future put in a rule that only a full lane width can be dug up and resurfaced, rather than trenches and small holes whose edges deteriorate quickly.
Some of the worst road defects come where utilities have dug the road up and their contractors bodged a cheap repair around their hole, why not go back to them and make them repair it properly, and in future put in a rule that only a full lane width can be dug up and resurfaced, rather than trenches and small holes whose edges deteriorate quickly. CommonSense!!
  • Score: -94

3:31pm Thu 8 May 14

carpon says...

Horseman lane, Top Lane and at the moment Flaxman Croft in Copmanthorpe been resurfaced in full (proper job). Contractors doing a fantastic job and not messing about. I wonder how soon a utility company with have sections of the road dug up soon, and spoil a fantastic job! Give it 2 weeks.
Horseman lane, Top Lane and at the moment Flaxman Croft in Copmanthorpe been resurfaced in full (proper job). Contractors doing a fantastic job and not messing about. I wonder how soon a utility company with have sections of the road dug up soon, and spoil a fantastic job! Give it 2 weeks. carpon
  • Score: -76

4:00pm Thu 8 May 14

thetadterrier says...

Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that the some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free.

Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there...
Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that the some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free. Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there... thetadterrier
  • Score: -35

4:01pm Thu 8 May 14

thetadterrier says...

Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free.

Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there
Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free. Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there thetadterrier
  • Score: -11

5:21pm Thu 8 May 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

£2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center.

Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles.

The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up

The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses.

£2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing.

Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing
£2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center. Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles. The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses. £2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing. Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: -9

7:44pm Thu 8 May 14

angryofyork says...

Someone tipping Tarmac into a hole in the gutter on st Olaves road the other morning. Can't imagine it lasting long as the hole was full of water!
Someone tipping Tarmac into a hole in the gutter on st Olaves road the other morning. Can't imagine it lasting long as the hole was full of water! angryofyork
  • Score: -15

8:01pm Thu 8 May 14

Osbaldwick Lad says...

Holes in the road in Osbaldwick Village have been filled at very regular intervals for some time. Recently notices were put up stating that the road would be closed for 72 hours for resurfacing and bus diversions were arranged .No one turned up to do the work but the bus company was not informed and the buses were still diverted.
Holes in the road in Osbaldwick Village have been filled at very regular intervals for some time. Recently notices were put up stating that the road would be closed for 72 hours for resurfacing and bus diversions were arranged .No one turned up to do the work but the bus company was not informed and the buses were still diverted. Osbaldwick Lad
  • Score: -33

8:04pm Thu 8 May 14

pedalling paul says...

pbrowne2009@live.co.
uk
wrote:
£2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center.

Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles.

The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up

The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses.

£2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing.

Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing
How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south.
Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use.....
[quote][p][bold]pbrowne2009@live.co. uk[/bold] wrote: £2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center. Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles. The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses. £2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing. Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing[/p][/quote]How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south. Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use..... pedalling paul
  • Score: 105

11:44pm Thu 8 May 14

Magicman! says...

Archiebold the 1st wrote:
marvell wrote:
They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !!
700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality.
And just think if that bloke who drove down coppergate, got a fine, then purposefully drove down there again to get another fine just to get the traffic inspector onto the Lendal Bridge case hadn't done all of that, then this city would have that money to use on roads now. The actions of one selfish person has now meant the city as a whole now has money it cannot use.
[quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !![/p][/quote]700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality.[/p][/quote]And just think if that bloke who drove down coppergate, got a fine, then purposefully drove down there again to get another fine just to get the traffic inspector onto the Lendal Bridge case hadn't done all of that, then this city would have that money to use on roads now. The actions of one selfish person has now meant the city as a whole now has money it cannot use. Magicman!
  • Score: 35

11:53pm Thu 8 May 14

Magicman! says...

thetadterrier wrote:
Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that the some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free.

Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there...
The spray paint fairies have been up in Huntington too... I noticed Whenby Grove has some markings on the section between Yearsley Grove school and the link road to Anthea Drive - if you look on google streetview you will see that even in 2012 when those images were taken that the road in one section is a crumbling mess,a casserole of nonsense where a pothole has been filled that has spawned other potholes around the unsealed edges, which have then been filled but left unsealed and so spawned more potholes, until the full width of the road looks like the game board from 'Blockbusters'!
The paint faries have come along and marked 5 small pot holes.... there are more holes there, but they're just 1 or 2 mm too shallow to not meet the criteria for a hole that needs filling - why not fill it anyway? it's not like the tarmac leprechaun is going to hop off a passing rainbow and magically fill in the holes not done by the council!!

Hopefully the blokes driving the tractor and dumper truck that come along in a few weeks will take the common sense approach and just plane off the entire top surface of the messy area and blank off with fresh new tarmac in one big slab.
[quote][p][bold]thetadterrier[/bold] wrote: Interesting to note (or not, depending on your view) that the some of the roads around Monk Stray have recently had a visit from the spray paint fairies. Some of the more obvious pot holes caused by previous shoddy cheap fill repairs on Woodlands Grove have been circled, but only the worst, the rest of the road seems to be curiously paint free. Can't imagine why they may want to improve the roads around there...[/p][/quote]The spray paint fairies have been up in Huntington too... I noticed Whenby Grove has some markings on the section between Yearsley Grove school and the link road to Anthea Drive - if you look on google streetview you will see that even in 2012 when those images were taken that the road in one section is a crumbling mess,a casserole of nonsense where a pothole has been filled that has spawned other potholes around the unsealed edges, which have then been filled but left unsealed and so spawned more potholes, until the full width of the road looks like the game board from 'Blockbusters'! The paint faries have come along and marked 5 small pot holes.... there are more holes there, but they're just 1 or 2 mm too shallow to not meet the criteria for a hole that needs filling - why not fill it anyway? it's not like the tarmac leprechaun is going to hop off a passing rainbow and magically fill in the holes not done by the council!! Hopefully the blokes driving the tractor and dumper truck that come along in a few weeks will take the common sense approach and just plane off the entire top surface of the messy area and blank off with fresh new tarmac in one big slab. Magicman!
  • Score: 12

9:10am Fri 9 May 14

pbrowne2009@live.co.uk says...

pedalling paul wrote:
pbrowne2009@live.co.

uk
wrote:
£2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center.

Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles.

The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up

The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses.

£2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing.

Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing
How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south.
Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use.....
what a surprise, the famous 'Pedalling Paul' pipes up again with his one minded opinion PURELY based upon the cycling.

The fact that only £2m is being spent on repairing holes in the road must be brilliant news for yourself as if it was up to you, there would only be cycle lanes.

1) I can only assume you failed your car test over and over again which is the reason why you are soooooo anti-car
2) Pedalling is *PEDALING (your spelling reflects your attitude, very one sided and one minded)
3) We now all know who the Thumbs up clown is, Its clearly YOU. You are nothing but a small city newspaper troll.

My name is also Paul, I feel ashamed to share the same name as you every time I come onto the press comment section.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pbrowne2009@live.co. uk[/bold] wrote: £2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center. Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles. The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses. £2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing. Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing[/p][/quote]How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south. Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use.....[/p][/quote]what a surprise, the famous 'Pedalling Paul' pipes up again with his one minded opinion PURELY based upon the cycling. The fact that only £2m is being spent on repairing holes in the road must be brilliant news for yourself as if it was up to you, there would only be cycle lanes. 1) I can only assume you failed your car test over and over again which is the reason why you are soooooo anti-car 2) Pedalling is *PEDALING (your spelling reflects your attitude, very one sided and one minded) 3) We now all know who the Thumbs up clown is, Its clearly YOU. You are nothing but a small city newspaper troll. My name is also Paul, I feel ashamed to share the same name as you every time I come onto the press comment section. pbrowne2009@live.co.uk
  • Score: -63

12:44pm Fri 9 May 14

bolero says...

pbrowne2009@live.co.
uk
wrote:
pedalling paul wrote:
pbrowne2009@live.co.


uk
wrote:
£2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center.

Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles.

The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up

The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses.

£2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing.

Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing
How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south.
Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use.....
what a surprise, the famous 'Pedalling Paul' pipes up again with his one minded opinion PURELY based upon the cycling.

The fact that only £2m is being spent on repairing holes in the road must be brilliant news for yourself as if it was up to you, there would only be cycle lanes.

1) I can only assume you failed your car test over and over again which is the reason why you are soooooo anti-car
2) Pedalling is *PEDALING (your spelling reflects your attitude, very one sided and one minded)
3) We now all know who the Thumbs up clown is, Its clearly YOU. You are nothing but a small city newspaper troll.

My name is also Paul, I feel ashamed to share the same name as you every time I come onto the press comment section.
Yes, I'm afraid he's nothing but a `Peddling` Plonker.
[quote][p][bold]pbrowne2009@live.co. uk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pbrowne2009@live.co. uk[/bold] wrote: £2m - hahahahahahahahaha, what a joke of a council. Look at all the unnecessary work they carried out in the city center. Look at all the fines the council brought in via the lendal bridge shambles. The £500k cost to put 20mph signs up The 1.3M for the bypass cycle path on the clifton moor - haxby stretch which no one uses. £2M - that will probably only just cover the surveillance costs to determine what work actually needs doing. Has someone filled my office with laughing gas because I can't stop lol'ing[/p][/quote]How many more times...the A1237 cycle path is not yet open..it's waiting completion of a new bridge. When it is open, there will be more travel choices for journeys north of that road, to employment sites to its south. Who knows but some residents may be motivated to make lifestyle decisions on where to live and work, that are based on cycle use rather than car use.....[/p][/quote]what a surprise, the famous 'Pedalling Paul' pipes up again with his one minded opinion PURELY based upon the cycling. The fact that only £2m is being spent on repairing holes in the road must be brilliant news for yourself as if it was up to you, there would only be cycle lanes. 1) I can only assume you failed your car test over and over again which is the reason why you are soooooo anti-car 2) Pedalling is *PEDALING (your spelling reflects your attitude, very one sided and one minded) 3) We now all know who the Thumbs up clown is, Its clearly YOU. You are nothing but a small city newspaper troll. My name is also Paul, I feel ashamed to share the same name as you every time I come onto the press comment section.[/p][/quote]Yes, I'm afraid he's nothing but a `Peddling` Plonker. bolero
  • Score: -80

1:37pm Fri 9 May 14

Archiebold the 1st says...

Magicman! wrote:
Archiebold the 1st wrote:
marvell wrote: They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !!
700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality.
And just think if that bloke who drove down coppergate, got a fine, then purposefully drove down there again to get another fine just to get the traffic inspector onto the Lendal Bridge case hadn't done all of that, then this city would have that money to use on roads now. The actions of one selfish person has now meant the city as a whole now has money it cannot use.
Yes how selfish he was pointing out that the council was illegally fining innocent people (over 50,000!!!) in a get rich scheme that was never centered around traffic or pollution... How dare he.... .

Imagine if they just didn’t do the scheme and businesses made more, no start up costs and no legal costs to pay.

The £700k start up costs will soon be well over 1m once admin for compensation and failure in legal action is applied.

Magicman I’ve noticed you seem to be of the same ilk as peddling pillock who simply says cycle everywhere. You have no constructive ideas on transportation other then car drivers must die. Take your head out the spokes for one second and think of a solution that would take congestion off the roads. After all then you could all cycle in packs... not that you don’t now.. passed two the other day side by side when the law dictates it must be a group of more then 2.
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Archiebold the 1st[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marvell[/bold] wrote: They claim they cannot spend as much as they want to due to government cuts but that doesn't stop Labour wasting £650,000 on 20mph zones just to appease Anna Semylen as well as £500,000 on Kings Square and £250,000 on city centre pedestrian signage. £2 million is nothing if a small square in York costs £500,000 alone !![/p][/quote]700k on lendal? with the profits now not being spent on roads due to legality.[/p][/quote]And just think if that bloke who drove down coppergate, got a fine, then purposefully drove down there again to get another fine just to get the traffic inspector onto the Lendal Bridge case hadn't done all of that, then this city would have that money to use on roads now. The actions of one selfish person has now meant the city as a whole now has money it cannot use.[/p][/quote]Yes how selfish he was pointing out that the council was illegally fining innocent people (over 50,000!!!) in a get rich scheme that was never centered around traffic or pollution... How dare he.... . Imagine if they just didn’t do the scheme and businesses made more, no start up costs and no legal costs to pay. The £700k start up costs will soon be well over 1m once admin for compensation and failure in legal action is applied. Magicman I’ve noticed you seem to be of the same ilk as peddling pillock who simply says cycle everywhere. You have no constructive ideas on transportation other then car drivers must die. Take your head out the spokes for one second and think of a solution that would take congestion off the roads. After all then you could all cycle in packs... not that you don’t now.. passed two the other day side by side when the law dictates it must be a group of more then 2. Archiebold the 1st
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2:01pm Fri 9 May 14

Y.I.P. says...

Boys and Girls of York council you need to at least treble to 6m for goodness sake ,get a grip
Boys and Girls of York council you need to at least treble to 6m for goodness sake ,get a grip Y.I.P.
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8:21pm Fri 9 May 14

fred02 says...

all the money went on destroying the roads with humps and bumps. just look at the number of repairs to these humps and bumps - no wonder they have no money.
all the money went on destroying the roads with humps and bumps. just look at the number of repairs to these humps and bumps - no wonder they have no money. fred02
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