Plans to tackle problem parking on bus route

Plans to tackle problem parking on bus route

Plans to tackle problem parking on bus route

First published in News

A NEW project to improve parking on a busy bus route on a residential street could be about to start after pleas for help from local people.

Next Thursday council cabinet member David Levene will decide whether to press ahead with a scheme to put new laybys into Burdyke Avenue, and restrict parking.

Residents presented a petition to the council earlier this year, complaining that buses are often delayed when the road is blocked by parked cars, their own parked cars are often damaged on the street when other vehicles hit them, and the verges are left a mess by vehicles parking on them.

Now council officials are asking for between £15,000 and £30,000 from the Better Bus Area fund to help address the problems, and at a decision session on Thursday Cllr Levene will decide whether to add the scheme to the council’s capital programme, and let officials do a feasibility study and come up with plans.

Another report would then come to the cabinet member in October with detailed proposals, meaning the work could go ahead in this financial year.

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8:50am Fri 1 Aug 14

Caecilius says...

The problems on Burdyke Avenue certainly need sorting out: it's unacceptable for a busy road to be reduced to a single lane choke point because it's being used as a car park. Hopefully, it can be resurfaced at the same time.

One or two of the residents on Crichton Avenue, and some of the people who visit the shops, would also be well-advised to refresh their memory on what the Highway Code has to say about waiting and parking.
The problems on Burdyke Avenue certainly need sorting out: it's unacceptable for a busy road to be reduced to a single lane choke point because it's being used as a car park. Hopefully, it can be resurfaced at the same time. One or two of the residents on Crichton Avenue, and some of the people who visit the shops, would also be well-advised to refresh their memory on what the Highway Code has to say about waiting and parking. Caecilius
  • Score: 6

8:53am Fri 1 Aug 14

Tom6187 says...

Burdyke is a joke, there's far too many people parking on the road and on both sides. They need to start tackling more of these streets around York and anyone who has a drive yet chooses to park on the road should be fined, they are everywhere.
Burdyke is a joke, there's far too many people parking on the road and on both sides. They need to start tackling more of these streets around York and anyone who has a drive yet chooses to park on the road should be fined, they are everywhere. Tom6187
  • Score: 20

9:58am Fri 1 Aug 14

strangebuttrue? says...

Be careful what you wish for folks you could find yourselves with no where for you or your visitors to park. Good luck.
Be careful what you wish for folks you could find yourselves with no where for you or your visitors to park. Good luck. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 8

2:19am Sat 2 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

ABOUT... BLOODY... TIME
ABOUT... BLOODY... TIME Magicman!
  • Score: 1

2:21am Sat 2 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Caecilius wrote:
The problems on Burdyke Avenue certainly need sorting out: it's unacceptable for a busy road to be reduced to a single lane choke point because it's being used as a car park. Hopefully, it can be resurfaced at the same time.

One or two of the residents on Crichton Avenue, and some of the people who visit the shops, would also be well-advised to refresh their memory on what the Highway Code has to say about waiting and parking.
Indeed... the person who has a 'Numark' branded pharmacy supply van could be reminded that, as his house has a driveway, that the van should be parked *on the driveway* and not obstructing TWO lanes of the public highway (cycle lane and motor vehicle lane)... same goes for whoever it is that owns the green Fiat Punto down there.
[quote][p][bold]Caecilius[/bold] wrote: The problems on Burdyke Avenue certainly need sorting out: it's unacceptable for a busy road to be reduced to a single lane choke point because it's being used as a car park. Hopefully, it can be resurfaced at the same time. One or two of the residents on Crichton Avenue, and some of the people who visit the shops, would also be well-advised to refresh their memory on what the Highway Code has to say about waiting and parking.[/p][/quote]Indeed... the person who has a 'Numark' branded pharmacy supply van could be reminded that, as his house has a driveway, that the van should be parked *on the driveway* and not obstructing TWO lanes of the public highway (cycle lane and motor vehicle lane)... same goes for whoever it is that owns the green Fiat Punto down there. Magicman!
  • Score: 3

2:23am Sat 2 Aug 14

Magicman! says...

Tom6187 wrote:
Burdyke is a joke, there's far too many people parking on the road and on both sides. They need to start tackling more of these streets around York and anyone who has a drive yet chooses to park on the road should be fined, they are everywhere.
It's a shame the council can't have some sort of mobile enforcement unit to alert people they are obstructing a public highway... I'm thinking along the lines of perhaps a camera that can be moved around somehow, perhaps bolted onto a vehicle or something....

hmmmm
[quote][p][bold]Tom6187[/bold] wrote: Burdyke is a joke, there's far too many people parking on the road and on both sides. They need to start tackling more of these streets around York and anyone who has a drive yet chooses to park on the road should be fined, they are everywhere.[/p][/quote]It's a shame the council can't have some sort of mobile enforcement unit to alert people they are obstructing a public highway... I'm thinking along the lines of perhaps a camera that can be moved around somehow, perhaps bolted onto a vehicle or something.... hmmmm Magicman!
  • Score: 8

6:28am Sat 2 Aug 14

greenmonkey says...

Similar problem for park and ride service and other routes through Fulford Main Street near the plough even.though the pub has car park at the back people are allowed to park both sides of busy road. This holds up HGVs vans and buses when getting through the street in opposite directions and discourages people from cycling
Similar problem for park and ride service and other routes through Fulford Main Street near the plough even.though the pub has car park at the back people are allowed to park both sides of busy road. This holds up HGVs vans and buses when getting through the street in opposite directions and discourages people from cycling greenmonkey
  • Score: 0

2:46pm Sat 2 Aug 14

thinkingoutsidethebox says...

a layby...........what a radical notion. Pity they removed the one from Boroughbridge Road which now causes traffic queues and frustration. I guess the logic was that the bus wouldn't have to try and pull out into all those bad minded motorists...........
.oh wait on - will that happen if they go ahead and waste yet more money. There is a lot of grass verge on that road - why not widen the road all the way - perhaps then residents might be encouraged to pay for a drive if they can be seen to saving a fortune in concrete
a layby...........what a radical notion. Pity they removed the one from Boroughbridge Road which now causes traffic queues and frustration. I guess the logic was that the bus wouldn't have to try and pull out into all those bad minded motorists........... .oh wait on - will that happen if they go ahead and waste yet more money. There is a lot of grass verge on that road - why not widen the road all the way - perhaps then residents might be encouraged to pay for a drive if they can be seen to saving a fortune in concrete thinkingoutsidethebox
  • Score: 1

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