PROPOSALS have been drawn up by City of York Council for improving pedestrian and cycle links between the university’s Heslington West and East campuses, focusing on University Road and Field Lane.

The two roads run through the Heslington West campus, which is used by more than 14,500 students, and both sets of proposals also include shared off-road and pedestrian footpaths.

One option would see a one-way system installed on Field Lane, while the other proposes keeping the existing two-way system, but introducing a footpath on the southern side of Church Field.

The new Church Field cycle path would run parallel to Field Lane, while an additional path along the northern edge of Church Field is a possibility.

If a scheme is approved, it will be funded by the university as part of the terms of the planning permission for the Heslington East campus, granted in 2005. The consultation can be found at

Residents and students have until April 22 to give their views.