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Photo #187373

[Image taken 2.11.22] Wigginton Road bridge (over Foss Islands Path) after Denning’s Yard Access, (Crichton Avenue) York. The pedestrian, mobility scooter, wheelchair user route to/from the hospital, but also Clarence Gardens (as a family told me when I asked where they were going with their two young children on a sunny Saturday afternoon), etc. There’s no protection from the often very large motor vehicles, or the noise or pollution they create. The pavement is not wide enough to walk comfortably safely side by side. (Pavement width here see: #187628, #187629.) Yet this – in the absence of other options – is a key pedestrian and wheelchair link on this north-south route. Other image here today and links: #187371.

It was decided to make no changes to this junction for cyclists. Item 34 on the Executive Member for Transport Decision Session Record for the decision session held on the 03/11/2020
The responses from stakeholders consulted is here:
Sustrans responded:
Have the designs have been assessed using the Junction Assessment Tool (JAT) which is in Appendix B of the Department for Transports LTN1/20 Cycling Infrastructure Design
By ‘junction’ I assume all arms of the Crichton Ave-Wigginton Road intersection are meant. For me four things stand out: 1. No-one anticipated any changes at Denning’s Yard. And therefore these were not built into the plans. 2. Making any changes other than “quick wins” (CYC wording”) were ruled out on costs. 3. The CYC Engineer Response states CYC assumes most cyclists use the link down to the Foss Islands route ie “by pass the use of the road junction”.
“The junction has significant constraints which means it scores poorly using the JAT especially for cyclists on Wigginton Road. The presence of narrow carriageway and footway widths over the existing structure on Wigginton Road mean that changes are not possible without a major scheme. It should be considered that the majority of cyclist trips in this area by pass the use of the road junction by using the alternatives provided by the Orbital Route and other off road facilities.”
4. It looks to me as if CYC interprets Getting around sustainably (part of the ‘Council Plan’) as keeping motor traffic moving:
“51. Replacing life-expired traffic signalling assets allows the Authority to continue to manage the traffic on its highway network, minimising congestion and ensuring user safety. Therefore carrying out these works fulfils the ‘Getting around sustainably’ key outcome of the Council Plan.”

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