City of York Council has published proposed changes which would introduce new disabled parking to Piccadilly.
The changes were approved by the council’s Executive earlier this year following extensive consultation over the impact of new counter-terrorism measures to protect people using the city centre.
Three traffic regulation orders have been published, proposing:
1) Converting the current pay and display section between Lloyds Bank and Brighthouse into:
Blue Badge parking between 11am and 6am (overnight)
Loading bay from 6am to 11am
2) Converting the existing taxi rank on the opposite side of the road to:
Blue badge parking 11am to 6pm
Taxi rank 6pm to 6am (overnight)
Loading bay 6am to 11am
A third order allows any vehicle displaying a valid disabled person’s badge to access Piccadilly beyond the Merchangate junction – a practicality so that blue badge holders are actually able to access the new parking spaces.
These should create room for up to seven vehicles displaying valid badges to park between 11am and 6am, and another two from 11am to 6pm on the taxi rank side of the road.
The cycle parking on Piccadilly remains unchanged.
The proposals and the reasons behind them can be inspected at Reception, West Offices, Station Rise, York, during normal business hours.
Objections or other representations specifying reasons for the objection or representation should be sent in writing to arrive no later than 27 December 2019.
Director of Economy and Place
Network Management, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA
If objections are received, the proposals will be considered at a decision session for the Executive Member for Transport in early 2020.
NB. The future of the Airspeed site when the Spark container village leaves next summer has yet to be decided. It has been suggested that it could also be used for disabled car parking.