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[Image taken 11.8.21] Junction of Duncombe Place (High Petergate, Low Petergate, Precentor's Court) and Minster Yard, York. Fed up with drivers (for example: #171728) blocking the permeable entry/exit with the cycle-ped sign including the symbol for NCN 658, the double yellow lines and the bollards, I decided to do a count. I sat on the concrete block to the left of the bollards (where the cycle with the orange panniers is) and counted from here ie from directly in front of me across to the front of the seating with the two women on it, right ie two pavements and Minster Yard. An overcast, windy Wednesday. It was school holidays, university holidays and outside of commuting time. The reasons for choice of date and time was that I was free plus I didn't think I'd be able to see everyone and do an accurate count if it were a warmer day or a weekend and it were therefore busier. COUNT: 15.06-16.05. Result: 1058. Observations, only around 20 motor vehicles including the road train from the National Railway Museum twice. I was only counting people moving over one arm of this 5-way junction, and there were people walking behind me. Drivers can only enter and exit through one point (Duncombe Place junction with Blake Street and St Leonard's Place.) Therefore they have to turn round somewhere along Duncombe Place. Around 20 did so at the junction with Minster Yard, including at least one taxi driver who dropped off there. Watching people - the huge majority in my count were pedestrians, including with babies in arms and in buggies, with wheeled walkers, with crutches, a surprising number with dogs, someone pushing a (live) cat in an enclosed pushchair, also on scooters, on cycles, in wheelchairs - seemingly oblivious to the myriad small repositioning movements of the motor vehicles, including a couple of delivery vans, was unnerving. This really should be completely motor traffic-free.

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