A key contract to move forward with the infrastructure work for York Central – the necessary preparation for the full development of a vibrant central hub for York – has been signed. The contractors, John Sisk & Son have signed the contract with Homes England, the owner of the site.
There has been much preparation and much consultation; and much detail is yet to be finalised. But what is clear is that the development of the site has to and will deliver on active transport. As development of homes and work places directly beside a major rail hub must do that.
Andy D’Agorne, Green Councillor and Executive Member for Transport, said: ‘York Council has ensured that the bridge access design has a separate pedestrian and cycle bridge that links to the segregated cycle ‘superhighway’ right through to Marble Arch where one lane of traffic will be taken out for a separate cycle route away from the pedestrian tunnel.’
York Green Party chair, Tom Franklin, welcomes this. ‘We will keep a watching brief on further developments at York Central to ensure that active travel continues to have a central place in the development. We need to get people out of their cars, especially in such a central location.’