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New Footstreets arrangements

From Monday 18th March, new arrangements for the operation of York's City Centre footstreets will be trialled.

Last year, a consultation was carried out to help determine possible changes to the way the footstreets operate. Various options were put forward during the consultation following on from which approval was granted to take forward an 18 month Experimental Traffic Regulation Order as outlined below.

  • The footstreets will operate from 10.30am to 5pm 7 days a week.
  • Davygate will be closed to traffic at its junction with St. Helen’s Square using bollards during the footstreet hours (in the same manner Parliament Street is at present).
  • The one way traffic flow around St. Sampson’s Square will be reversed so that access will only be from the Davygate end rather than from the Church Street end.
  • Access into the St. Sampson’s Square area for Green Permit holders during the footstreet hours will only be from the Goodramgate direction.

These changes will come into effect on Monday 18th March 2013. Whilst the experimental period is for 18 months, changes can be made during this time. At the end of the 18 month period, either a new permanent order will be made, or the footstreets will revert back to their original restrictions.