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Pedestrianised city centre


York has a pedestrianised city centre ('the footstreets'), closed to vehicles between 10.30am and 5pm, seven days a week. Cyclists must dismount in this area.

The footstreets (see map above) include Blake Street, Castlegate, Church Street, Colliergate, Coney Street, Feasegate, High Petergate, Lendal, Little Stonegate, Low Petergate, Market Street, Ousegate, Parliament Street and Swinegate.

In addition:

  • Stonegate is closed to traffic between 10.30am and 5am the following morning.
  • Deangate/ Minster Yard is closed to motor vehicles 24 hours a day, seven days a week. However, cycling is permitted along this route.
  • Shambles is closed to all vehicles (including cyclists) 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Loading is permitted between 5pm and 10.30am.