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Council to invest £50k to improve pedestrian crossings in York

City of York Council

Wednesday 4th July 2018


City of York Council is set to invest £50k to improve or install new pedestrian crossings in York.

This authority has listened to residents’ requests and through feasibility work has assessed which of these areas requires investment.

As a direct result of this piece of work, pedestrian crossing improvements are proposed to be introduced on several streets across the city. These include:

  • a potential new zebra crossing on Heworth Green
  • improvements to a central refuge on Wetherby Road near Danebury Drive
  • pavement build-outs on Huntington Road near Lowther Street
  • slight alterations to the crossing and link path on University Road opposite Heslington Hall
  • improvements to the crossings on New Lane in Huntington either side of the Jockey Lane mini-roundabout
  • provision of a new section of footway on Main Street in Copmanthorpe. 

Several other sites will also be improved using the city’s dropped kerb programme.

To view a full list of where all the proposed improvements will be made, visit:

Cllr Peter Dew, Executive Member for Transport and Planning, said: “Many people could benefit from a bike share scheme in York, but we will build on the lessons learned from other cities. This will allow us to deliver a scheme which benefits the unique characteristics of our city and the needs of the scheme’s potential users.”

The schemes have been ranked in terms of benefit achieved with Huntington Road at the top, followed by Wetherby Road, University Road, Heworth Green, New Lane and Main Street, Copmanthorpe. 

A report will be put before Cllr Dew, at a meeting in July. If approved, it is recommended that the schemes are implemented in this sequence.

The Decision Session takes place on 12th July at West Offices from 2pm and is open to members of the public or is available to watch later online at