The Council, has decided to remove 100 car parking spaces from the Marygate car park. The spaces are those located near to the railway line.
The Council says that, by removing this row of parked cars, pedestrians and cyclists will be able to “social distance” more easily.
That may be so but there are other “pinch points” on this route not least the relatively narrow tunnel under the railway line which links to Bootham Terrace.
What is surprising about this and other ideas aimed at countering virus risks is that it has taken the authority as long as 10 weeks to bring them forward.
It then makes a unheralded announcement without any consultation.
The car park is likely to become progressively busier as shoppers and workers return to the beleaguered City centre.
The lack of an holistic plan to sustain the local economy is becoming a real worry for some businesses.