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Opposition Continues To Trial Closure of York's Lendal Bridge

Lendal Bridge

8:41am 8th August 2013

People who have been shown details of the trial closure of Lendal Bridge still don't seem to back the plans.

From 27th August for six months cars will be banned from the bridge between 10.30am and 5pm.

Minster FM spoke to these people attending an event on Parliament Street yesterday who don't seem convinced by the plans.

The city council's also holding an event on Parliament Street today as it tries to get people to prepare for the changes.

Events are also being held on 11-12 September and 5 October in a public exhibition unit (opposite Marks & Spencer).

A leaflet has also been sent out to all homes in the city.

The city council states the trial aims to create a more attractive and thriving city centre, and test how the transport network will operate, whilst unclogging the corridor from the rail station to the shops and cultural attractions. It is also looking to complement other public space initiatives already underway in York, such as the redevelopment of Exhibition Square and the Minster piazza.

Ruth Stephenson, Head of Sustainable Transport Service, said: “The consultations and related information form an important part of our commitment to both informing and listening to residents and businesses as we continue to make city centre improvements and trial new measures to tackle traffic in the city centre. We are now beginning a comprehensive period of consultation throughout the trial and we encourage everyone to feed back their views to inform our future decisions.” 


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