As part of emergency measures to protect staff resources from Mar 23rd City of York Council suspended the daily installation and removal of bollards that prevent vehicle access to the footstreet area of the city centre. However following concerns about growing abuse of the cross centre routes and inappropriate speeds the council has now agreed to reinstate the procedure with immediate effect.
Executive member for Transport Cllr Andy D’Agorne said “I am grateful to officers for the quick response following comments that city centre residents and key workers had noted increased abuse of footstreets by some drivers since we stopped putting bollards in place. Even outside the footstreet hours there is a 10mph limit and drivers should not be there other than for essential travel to or from city centre premises.
Drivers anywhere need to be aware that pedestrians may be stepping into or walking in the road to maintain a safe distance from other people. Staying on main roads for essential journeys makes it easier for those walking and cycling to save lives by keeping their distance from others.”