Streets, roads and pavements

Navigation Road low traffic neighbourhood trial

Following an extensive consultation with residents and businesses in January 2021, the council took on-board concerns from residents and road users in the local area of Navigation Road.

These changes will support a Low Traffic Neighbourhood, helping to reduce the negative impact of short cuts from the city centre, through the residential area. These changes will also improve the safety of everyone travelling to and through the area, whether by foot, wheelchair, bicycle or car.

The trial will include the following changes:

  • reduction of through-traffic from the city centre by introducing a short south-bound section of one-way road between Rosemary Place and Rowntree Wharf - the section will run between two segregated cycle lanes in both directions
  • improved safety and visibility for pedestrians and cyclists at either end of Hungate Bridge
  • improved connections for the city’s north-south cycle route

An illustrated high level design of the scheme is mapped out in the below diagram

Map showing changes to Navigation Road as part of the low traffic trial, including a one way section.

More information on the proposed works can be found in details from the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session on 20 October 2020

Roadworks on Navigation Road

Roadworks in the area will start on Monday 4 October 2021 and are expected to last five days. Hours of working will be 8.00am till 4.00pm Monday to Friday.

During the construction, there will be no access to the section of road between Rosemary Place and Rowntree Wharf, diversions and road closure will be signposted with access for residents and pedestrians maintained where possible.

Following the completion of the works, the low traffic neighbourhood trial period will last for minimum of six months, and can continue as experimental for up to 18 months. Following the trial, an evaluation of the scheme will be brought to the Executive Member for Transport for consideration to make the scheme permanent.

Review of The Navigation Road low traffic neighbourhood trial

During the trial, officers may adjust the scheme in response to residents’ experience and feedback. The scheme can be made permanent at any point as long as it has been in place, unchanged, for at least 6 months.

Before a final decision is made on the trial, a letter will be issued to all local residents, inviting their feedback. Any feedback received, which will be welcomed from everyone experiencing the trial, will be given to the Executive Member for Transport to decide whether the measures should be made permanent, should be adjusted or removed.

Residents are able to observe the measures and reflect on how they are working and pass on their comments by email to

Also see

Navigation Road Trial

West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA