The York Council announced last year they they were considering putting a chicane on Thanet Road. The scheme was apparently aimed at reducing the number of pedestrian causalities near the Lidl supermarket and presumed that vehicle speeds were to blame for the problem.
Residents reacted strongly against the scheme claiming that a chicane would simply add to the congestion problems in the area
Now the Council have published a new plan which would see road humps installed in the area and a 20 mph speed limit imposed.
The road forms part of an important bus route which are normally excluded for 20 mph zones.
We think that much of the problem could be tackled by channeling pedestrians to an optimum location at which to cross the road. This might be done by using guard rails plus the installation of a pedestrian refuge.
We doubt that the new scheme represents value for money