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City Centre Access consultation

City Centre Access Update March 2022

On 22 March a report was presented to the Executive Member for Transport that provides an update on the City Centre Access Action Plans that were agreed by the council's Executive on 18 November 2021.

See a summary of the decisions made at the 22 March Executive meeting.

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.

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

  • 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