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Selby MP Calls York Lendal Bridge Trial "Lunacy"

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6:46pm 13th November 2013

Selby's MP says York's Lendal Bridge trial is "lunacy".

Nigel Adams has now issued an invitation to shoppers, who he claims are put off by the six month car ban, to come to Selby and Tadcaster instead.


A City of York Spokeswoman has responded by saying:  “We’d like to thank Mr Adams for helping to raise awareness of the six-month Lendal Bridge trial and would encourage anyone who would like to feed back on the trial to go to www.york.gov.uk/citycentreimprovements<http://www.york.gov.uk/citycentreimprovements>.

“We have said from the outset that the purpose of the trial is to reduce traffic going over the bridge and through the city centre, as part of a long-term vision to create a more attractive and thriving city centre for us all. Doing nothing is not an option for York.

“To further assist, the council has recently launched a new online Journey Planner available at www.itravelyork.info<http://www.itravelyork.info> that provides tailored transport options for journeys in and around York at a touch of a button.”

It comes after the Chamber of Commerce announced it is also carrying out it's own survey into the Lendal Bridge trial.

Anyone who has a view on the experiment, whether they live in York or not, or are a Chamber member or business or not is asked to contact Susie Cawood on susie.cawood@yourchamber.org.uk

Deputy Council Leader Tracey Simpson-Laing has tweeted asking if the use of the word "lunatic" is appropriate language for an MP talking about a councillor and added:

"York has to move forward and change to survive. People [it] said [would be the] end when Deangate & Coney St closed yet [it] has worked."

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