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Photo #181634

[Image taken on 9.4.22] Bridge Lane, direction of the Glass Bridge, York. (Note: No streetview at this location.) On the tarmac light blue arrows have been painted onto the tarmac in this direction ie towards A&E and, presumably, in conjunction with/to support the signs directing people to it. (See other direction: #181635.) Are they visible at after dark? The first time I saw the in-one-direction-only arrows I wondered if they could be misinterpreted - that this route is one way only. This could lead to people not anticipating travel in the other direction including by people on cycles or scooters. And possible conflict: physical incidents or unpleasant interactions. Yesterday, two people were discussing the direction arrows as they walked towards me. Because it had occurred to me the markings could me misconstrued I stopped to ask them about it. They had been to visit the partner of one of them: entering the hospital grounds in the direction of the arrows. The older person was from Holgate. She said she knew this was "a public right of way". Her companion had come to York from London to support her. The younger of the two said she had seen a sign inside the hospital grounds that said "something about a one-way system". She said she hadn't been sure what it referred to but, had she been on her own/not with a local who knew the area, she would have followed the route the other way. This means the signage IS confusing and backed up by painted arrows that look less professional than a Blue Peter project would have created - on a multi-million pound scheme. Other images here today: #181633. Other images today: #181625 and links.

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