Ascot Way in Acomb demonstrates just how mixed up the York Council’s priorities have become.
Over £600,000 is being spent on installing 20 mph speed limit signs.
These include some in areas which are already protected by speed cushions (which make excessive speeds pretty much impractical).
Others have been installed at locations where it is impossible to exceed 20 mph anyway including short cul de sacs and near a sharp right hand bend (see photo).
Meanwhile other public services are being starved of investment. Street name plates are becoming illegible while other signs are simply rusting away.
Ironically the maintenance of speed cushions has been abandoned making them potential death traps for cyclists and a likely source of tyre and chassis damage for motorists.