Yellow lines being painted on Kings Square

Kings Square

Kings Square

From this week, City of York Council will be introducing parking restrictions on King’s Square.

Businesses and retailers in the area have been sent details of the changes, which aim to reduce the levels of inappropriate and sometimes dangerous parking occurring in the square.

The Executive Member for Transport approved proposals to review traffic management in the footstreets, including King’s Square, at a Decision Session on 12 November.

More information about this is available here.

This work will include a review of access for Green and Blue badge holders. The timeline for considering the issue and formulating clear recommendations will go back to the Executive Member for Transport in the coming months.

However, due to the level of vehicle activity and parking which is currently occurring, the council has listened to businesses, retailers and residents’ concerns and is taking more immediate action now.

Works are set to take place from tonight (weather permitting) which will see the authority introduce double yellow lines in King’s Square. The legal traffic order is in place and the painting of lines will bring restrictions into immediate effect.

This will not prejudice the review of traffic access in the footstreets, but will mean that parking is not allowed at any time except for disabled badge holders who will be able to park for three hours, providing they do not cause an obstruction. Loading/unloading will still be able to take place before and after the pedestrian hours of 10.30am and 5pm.

For more information about the parking changes please contact highway.regulation@york.gov.uk

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