In July 2018, Councillors requested Executive bring forward options for the closure of Micklegate Bar, initially to outbound motorised vehicles.

In September 2018, the Executive Member agreed:

  • that an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) be introduced for a maximum of 18 months
  • the Assistant Director for Transport, Highways and Environment will have authority to approve changes if variations are needed to the ETRO

Read the full report and decision about the Micklegate ETRO.

Micklegate Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO)

The effect of the order is to:

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

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

Micklegate 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.

Implementation of Micklegate ETRO

Since December 2018, Micklegate ETRO has been implemented using 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:

Contact our Traffic Management Team if you'd like to give your comments or feedback about Micklegate ETRO.

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