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Call for end to ‘rat-run’ misery in Clifton
9:07am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
DOZENS of York residents are calling for action to tackle “rat-run” traffic in their streets.
More than 80 people living in The Avenue and Westminster Road in Clifton have signed a petition calling on the city council to take action.
Coun David Scott, who will present the petition at a council meeting tomorrow night, said the return of the left-turn filter lane at Clifton Green had eased traffic flow, but traffic had doubled in The Avenue and Westminster Road, leading to more noise, pollution and aggressive driving.
He said: “Residents tell me more than 1,500 vehicles now use this route, causing them real concerns over safety and quality of life.”
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