Big changes are coming to Tadcaster Road in York – and now’s the time to have your say.
The road is one of the busiest – and most prone to traffic jams – in the city.
Now the biggest ever upgrade to the route is being finalised. The £1.4m improvements, which are set to be made along Tadcaster Road from the Askham Bar Park & Ride to Blossom Street next year, are designed to improve walking, cycling and bus travel.
Have your say
City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority would like to hear your views on the Tadcaster Road scheme.
The consultation takes places from today Monday 23 August until Sunday 19 September.
The feedback gathered will be considered in developing more detailed designs. For more information email [email protected] or call 01904 555557
Here are the main changes:
- Three new signalised crossings at Horseshoe, Nelson’s Lane and Knavesmire Gate, replacing pedestrian refuges and allowing continuous cycle lanes to be provided
- Widening existing pedestrian refuges
- Where possible, widening the existing on road and off-road cycle lanes
- Adding sections of ‘off-road cycle tracks’ (bus by-passes) at Slingsby Grove and opposite York College. Separate spaces will reduce the likelihood of conflict between people getting on and off the bus or walking and cycling around these areas
- Improvements to bus lanes and stops including installing MOVA technology (an automated traffic light control system that reduces delays for all users) to the St Helens Road junction, increasing the width of The Mount bus lane, a length of outbound bus lane on the Mount and rebuilding bus stops at York College (inbound) and Knavesmire Gate (outbound)
The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund. It aims to provide attractive and cleaner alternatives to car journeys, by making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport.
This money comes on top of £5m funding from Department of Transport last year, to pay for improvements to the drainage, lighting and surfaces of Tadcaster Road and its pavements.
The council says both schemes would be delivered simultaneously so that disruption is minimised.
If approved, construction could start in late spring 2022 and complete in early 2023. Work would be undertaken in phases.
York council’s executive member for transport Cllr Andy D’Agorne said: “We’re delighted to launch this consultation to seek views on introducing additional walking, cycling and bus improvements on one of York’s busiest routes.”