Lendal Bridge closure – Council seeks residents reaction

Lendal bridge notice

Although not very prominent on their web site, the Council have provided an opportunity for residents to feed back on their travel experiences following the Lendal Bridge closure.

You can find the form by clicking here

Meanwhile, this weekend is the first test of how peak shopping trips to the City centre are affected.

The Council has been asked to reveal how many unauthorized vehicles have used the bridge each day since the restrictions started. More signs have been put in place to try to reduce the number.

A similar request has been made for information about the number of drivers being caught on the cameras now monitoring Coppergate.

Traffic congestion update – Essential resurfacing works on Askham Fields Lane roundabout tonight and tomorrow

click on image for latest position

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Traffic congestion is increasing on the inner ring road as the Friday evening peak approaches. Click map for up to date information

The City of York Council will carry out essential resurfacing works on the roundabout on Askham Fields Lane from Friday (30 August).

The works are programmed to take two nights in total to complete, working Friday and Saturday nights between the hours of 10pm and 5am.

To carry out the works safely, a road closure will be in place and there will be a signed diversion route in operation for local and through traffic.

Pedestrian access will be available at all times. Cyclists will have to dismount and use the footways when travelling through the affected areas.

Bus services will be diverted whilst the works are ongoing. Please contact Bus Info on 01904 551400 for the revised arrangements.

As with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience but everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum. However, motorists should expect some delays and plan their journey accordingly.

Council reject teenagers “ride around for £1” bus fare plea, but First to introduce new student discounts from Sunday.

The York Council is set to reject a petition from local young people who had hoped that the flat £1 “go anywhere” fare available in parts of North Yorkshire would be extended to York.


In May 2013, an 11-16 year old variant of the go anywhere ‘All York’ the ticket was introduced but it was priced at £2.30.

First announce fare cuts for young people – New ticket offers are available for children, young people and students from this Sunday 1 September.

New price list

Child tickets (with an 11-16 YOzone card)

• 80p single and £1.10 return ticket prices frozen

• Day ticket reduced from £2.10 to £2

• Week ticket reduced from £8.50 to £7

• 4-week ticket reduced from £31.50 to £25 (available at PayPoint outlets)

Young People tickets (with a 16-18 YOzone card)

• New maximum single of £1.30 (unless the adult single is lower than that, in which case the lower price applies)

• New day ticket at £3

• New week ticket at £10

Student tickets (University & College)

• New day ticket at £3

• New week ticket at £10

• Term products frozen and now available to college students as well as those at University Valid University Student card or NUS card required.


Traffic congestion in York

Congestion map 1300 hours Tuesday 27th August 2013. Click to update

Congestion map 1300 hours Tuesday 27th August 2013. Click to update

There is more traffic congestion in York today. This is partly blamed on the closure of Lendal Bridge but also on the temporary closure of Green Dykes Lane.

Hull Road, Paragon Street and Tower Street are particularly busy.

Buses using Hull Road are subject to delay.

Click on map for latest update.