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City Centre Access consultation

Footstreets and city centre access

An Executive meeting took place on 18 November 2021, with a number of decisions made regarding:

  • My City Centre
  • Strategic Reviews of City Centre Access
  • Council Car Parking
  • Changes to the City Centre Traffic Regulation Order

See a summary of the decisions made at the 18 November Executive meeting, or view a recording of the 18 November Executive meeting online.

If you'd like to be kept informed of updates around city centre access, please email

We asked residents and businesses to feedback on ideas to make access to the city centre easier, safer and more environmentally friendly.

Following on from your comments on the draft vision for the city centre, we asked for views on how people want to get to, and move around, the city centre. Our aim was to further explore 'emerging ideas' by gathering your feedback on key questions ahead of plans being put before Executive council members in November 2021.

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We're asking the public about introducing a number of measures we hope will make the city centre more accessible... As well as more ways to help people get to the city centre, we also want to make it a better space when people are there. The input of residents, businesses and stakeholders is vital in shaping the city centre.

The ideas we asked you to feedback on (outlined in the City Centre Access 'open brief') include:

  • improving accessibility, including putting more disabled bays in Duncombe Place
  • proposals for new footstreet hours, including variations for Blue Badge users during weekday and school holidays
  • investing in the shopmobility and dial-a-ride service, identifying users and additional locations, and the intention to expanded provision of mobility aids
  • a feasibility study for a dedicated shuttle service
  • providing additional seating at key points across the city centre, improving the availability and quality of disabled toilets, and improving poor quality pavements
  • city centre business deliveries being undertaken by electric vehicles, or cargo bikes
  • cycling during footstreet hours and any exemptions
  • improving cycle routes, and investing in more secure cycle parking spaces

City Centre Access consultation

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA