At a Full Council meeting on 19 July 2018, Councillors requested the Executive bring forward options for the closure of Micklegate Bar, initially to outbound motorised vehicles.

Following this request, an officer report was considered by the Executive Member for Transport and Planning at a Public Decision Session on 13 September 2018.

The Executive Member agreed:

  • that an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) be introduced for a maximum of 18 months
  • if variations during the experimental period are required, the Assistant Director for Transport, Highways and Environment be given delegated authority to approve changes

Read the full report and decision about the Micklegate ETRO.

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)

The effect of the order will be:

  • to prohibit all vehicles, except for pedal cycles, from exiting the city centre via Micklegate

The aim of the ETRO is to improve the environment in Micklegate by removing a proportion of the through traffic whilst maintaining access for those who need it.

The ETRO will be in place for a maximum of 18 months. During this time the order can be made permanent after 6 months or we can suspend or change it depending on circumstances.

On Monday 10 December 2018, the ETRO will be implemented via the following measures:

  • a bollard positioned to prevent motor vehicles exiting Micklegate through the Bar
  • regulatory signs at Micklegate Bar
  • warning signs on all vehicle approaches

For more information, see:

If you wish to send us your comments about the scheme, in support or objection, write to:

Traffic Management, Economy and Place Directorate, West Offices, Station Rise, York,YO1 6GA

or email:

Note: The closing date for receipt of all comments is 9 June 2019.

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