Works set to improve Monkgate roundabout safety

City of York Council will be improving the layout of the roundabout on Monkgate in an effort to improve safety for both cyclists and pedestrians.

Work will start on Monday 6 November and is expected to be completed by early December. Work will take place from 7am-3.30pm, Monday to Friday. To ensure that it is carried out safely there will be some lane closures during the works.

The improvements will see the approach to the roundabout on Huntington Road altered with improved crossing facilities at the traffic island. There will also be a new mandatory cycle lane on Huntington Road o enable cyclists to bypass any queuing traffic to use the off road route.

A shared use foot/cycle path will also be created on the corner of Huntington Road and Heworth Green. The width of the traffic islands on Heworth Green will also be increased to allow cyclists to use them safely.

The scheme was originally approved at an executive member for transport and planning decision session on 13 October 2016. This followed a consultation with homeowners on Monkgate and Huntington Road with most supporting the safety improvements.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents in the affected area have been contacted directly and assured that everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum. However, motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

One thought on “Works set to improve Monkgate roundabout safety

  1. Roger Pierce says:

    Steve, once again, cyclists become privileged over pedestrians. Most cyclists at this junction travel on the footways. The removal of vegetation on the small island feature means that drivers will be able to approach at much higher speed thus reducing safe crossing opportunities for pedestrians.

    I usually support the councils traffic engineers – but not on this scheme. In particular, I usually support the removal of pedestrian railings. But this set have been hit three times by vehicles in recent times. So they act as a safety barrier.

    Please forward to Cllr Looker

    Roger

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