Report outlines Transport team’s achievements
A report outlining City of York Council's Transport team's achievements during 2014/15 and proposed budget amendments for the service for 2015/16 will go before councillors at a Decision Session on 23rd July.
Projects completed by the team in 2014/15 include the completion of two new Park & Ride sites for the city and improvements to the Theatre Royal bus exchange area. Work has also started on the A19 Pinch Point scheme at the A64 junction.
It is proposed that funding is carried over from 2014/15 to 2015/16 to ensure the completion of several schemes in the City and Environmental Programme.
The CES Transport Capital Programme budget for 2014/15 was £11,879k while actual spend was £9,714k, with the underspend principally due to late funding awards by the DfT and projects not due for completion until 2015/16.
This funding will be carried over into 2015/16 to fund the schemes that were delayed, including the A19 Pinch Point Scheme and to cover match funding requirements.
Unused funding from the Better Bus Area Funds will also be carried forward to the 2015/16 capital programme and also funding for alleygating and City Walls Restoration to complete these schemes.
A substantial amount of work has been undertaken by the council during 2014/15, including:
- Completion of the Access York Phase 1 scheme, including two new Park and Ride sites, and a major roundabout improvement to the A1237/A59 junction, a new signalised junction at Poppleton and upgrading of the junction at Askham.
- Public realm improvements at the Theatre Royal Interchange/ Exhibition Square.
- Improvements to York Station Interchange facilities.
- Refurbishment programme of Real Time Passenger Information displays at City Centre Bus Stops
- Minor improvement programme to bus shelters along radial routes
- Advance works for Phase One of the A19 Pinch Point Scheme at the A64 junction.
- Introduction of Pay on Exit Car Parking Trial on Marygate Car Park.
- Rapid charging points installed at several locations across the city: two at Poppleton Bar, one at Nunnery Lane and one at the University Sports Village
- Substantial completion of the Haxby to Clifton Moor Cycle Route.
- University Road Cycle route substantially completed.
- Ongoing programme of Cycle Network Priority improvements.
- Completion of North York and East York 20 mph programme.
- University Road Speed Management scheme substantially completed.
- The ongoing maintenance of the City Walls including retaining wall works at the Monkgate Garage site.
- Alleygating schemes completed in several residential areas.
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