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Minster FM Lendal Bridge Debate: No Overall Fall in York Traffic Levels

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1:02pm 26th February 2014

Council officials have admitted York's Lendal Bridge trial has not cut overall traffic levels in the city, but say the situation could be worse without the six month trial car ban.

So far, five months of data collected by the authority shows that not one month has seen an overall fall in traffic levels at ten monitored locations compared with the previous year. In the most recent data, comparing January 2014 with January 2013, seven out of ten locations which have been monitored have seen an increase in traffic volumes with Foss Islands Road and Clifton Bridge hardest hit.

But speaking during Minster FM's Lendal Bridge debate, Darren Richardson from York Council says traffic levels naturally increase year on year, and the situation could be worse without the trial closure.

To mark the six month point of the trial, Minster FM held a debate allowing key opinion formers representing tourists, businesses, drivers and bus users to share their views with the city council, as well as putting questions from Minster FM listeners.

You can hear more from Minster FM's Lendal Bridge debate on air on 104.7 FM and online today and tomorrow.

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