New scheme to improve access in Clifton Moor

12 Feb 2013 @ 5.18 pm
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Issued by City of York Council

A scheme to improve access for cyclists and pedestrians in the Clifton Moor area of the city has today been given the green light (12 February).

Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability has approved plans to link up key business, retail and residential areas in this part of York.

A number of safety measures will be carried out to improve access and visibility for road users, including: the introduction of new footways and new on-road cycle lanes, zebra crossings, road markings, new kerb lines and improved crossing access on roundabouts.

Proposals to introduce a shared-use path and zebra crossing between the two main retail areas, to connect Wickes and Dunelm Mill stores, are also being developed.

Cllr Dave Merrett said: ““The Clifton Moor retail area attracts approximately 6million visitors every year and supports 6,000 employees, but there is a lack of appropriate pedestrian, cycle and public transport routes. Introducing easier and safer access for pedestrians and cyclists will address the current deficiencies, and provide a positive alternative way to sustainably get around this important employment, retail and leisure area. ”

The scheme will cost £105,000 and will be funded by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), made possible by £4.6million of government funding which the council successfully bid for in 2011.

Ward Members, the Parish Council, local businesses and relevant road user organisations were all consulted on the proposals.

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