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Talk of Gridlock Protest Over York's Lendal Bridge Car Ban

Lendal Bridge

6:40am 22nd August 2013

There's talk of causing gridlock in York city centre to protest against the trial closure of Lendal Bridge.

There have been comments on York-related Facebook groups where people have said they will drive into the city centre when the trial starts on Tuesday to create a traffic jam.

The controversial plans will see the bridge closed to private cars and motorbikes between 10.30am and 5pm but buses, cycles, taxis and emergency vehicles will still be able to get through.

Drivers who break the rules will be caught on CCTV cameras and given a £60 fine.

City of York Council said in a statement to Minster FM:

“We would urge drivers not to take unnecessary journeys into and around the city centre as a protest. We are encouraging feedback through a number of ways and we will take these into consideration throughout the trial. Protests of this kind may not only increase other drivers journey times but may also impact the city’s emergency services”.

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