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Photo #189222

[Image taken 9.1.23] Burton Stone Lane junction with Field View (to the right), York. Where I was standing the tarmac extends from kerb to kerb. It is undamaged. Ahead (direction of Crichton Avenue) is a visible line - the road was tarmaced in halves. The result is a fault line. These create danger for people on cycles in this manifestation. But they quickly lead to extensive further damage. I took images today to show the effect of this practice when rain has fallen, seeped into the crack(s), frozen and caused damage to the tarmac. For people on cycles (likely also motor cycles) and those who cross in mobility scooters or wheelchairs, or using another form of wheeled mobility aid such as a walker, and people pushing buggies, you can get trapped or 'held' in the chasms. From here to Crichton Avenue the signs show 30mph. Speeds are high(er). Drivers on Burton Stone Lane generally do not slow down or give way when faced with someone on a cycle. Every non motorised road user must be able to look around. Every non motorised road user needs intact surfaces so they don't need to look down. Every road user who is not in a motor vehicle must be able to use all parts of the carriageway and not need to try avoid damage as well as other faster users. Other images show other damage at this end of Burton Stone Lane. The greater part - towards Bootham - was repaired/patched in late 2022. Images taken today (all problems reported): Frozen water damage: #189231, #189233, #189234, #189235, #189237. Existing general damage: #189223, #189224, #189225, #189226, #189228, #189229, #189238.

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