Improve Park & Ride to tackle pollution, urges Cllr D’Agorne

AndyD'Agorne2PROPOSALS for an eight-year contract for York Park&Ride present a real opportunity to improve the services and tackle pollution levels in York.

All vehicles should be electric or CNG powered, and services should run until 10.30pm to at least three of the sites so that residents can use them to go to evening entertainment. Providing secure overnight parking facilities at a nominal charge would allow visitors to avoid peak time congestion as well as the cost and hassle of hotel or city centre parking.

Making the York Designer Outlet into more of an express service might make sense, but only if the 415 or other frequent service is altered to maintain the current direct link to the station for residents living along Fulford Road.

Prices must be kept low but also linked to city centre parking charges to remain attractive.

The opportunity should also be taken to ensure simple close links between routes for people going to York Hospital, the railway station etc.

Buses should have audio announcements and visitors need clearer explanation of which stops to use to return to their cars (usually the stop where they get off).

Cllr Andy D’Agorne,
Green Party

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