Experimental bus lane for Low Poppleton Lane

Rising bollards will rise no more as ANPR cameras march goes on!

Low Poppleton Lane

City of York Council will be introducing an experimental bus lane for 18 months on Low Poppleton Lane in the new year.

The new CCTV ANPR (automatic number plate recognition) system will replace the current rising bollard system.

The changes were proposed to help increase pedestrian and cycle safety by stopping people ignoring the current restrictions. They were agreed in consultation with the  executive member for transport and planning by the Director for Economy and Place in September.

The Council says,

Construction is due to start on Tuesday 2 January and is expected to be complete by 12 January, weather dependant. Work will take place from 9.30am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. During this time, bus service 10 will divert via Boroughbridge Road and Station Road.

All traffic other than local bus services and the Manor School mini bus will be prohibited from passing through this restriction.

As with any construction work there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption. Residents can be assured that we will do everything possible to minimise this.

We have written to residents and businesses in the area to inform them of the changes. Temporary signs have also been put in place to give motorists advance warning of the new bus lane.

Once in place, motorists who breach the restrictions will be issued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN). This will be £60, reduced to £30 if payment is made within 14 days.

Any comments on the trial can be sent to lowpoppletonlane.trial@york.gov.uk. All comments will be considered before a decision is made on whether to make the scheme permanent or to revert to the old restrictions.

2 thoughts on “Experimental bus lane for Low Poppleton Lane

  1. nick lowes says:

    I use that road to go from upper poppleton to york railway station where i work,i use a 49cc automatic moped,i feel the bus lane should encompass motorcycles like it does on boroughbridge road & poppleton road,using my moped on the A59/A1237 roundabout is likely to get me involved in a accident as the two lane roundabout is very busy & cars approach it at quite some speed which i cannot accelerate that fast,my option would be to dismount at poppleton lane,walk my moped on the footpath & mount again once past the road system but then there will be complaints from pedestrians/cyclists of me doing so,i see quite a few mopeds doing the same as the A59/A1237 is such a danger for mopeds,hopefully some common sense can be made for such people before somebody is seriously injured by going the alternative way you seek.

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