Tadcaster Road

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City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are proposing a series of walking, cycling and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road which will help provide a more attractive, safer and convenient route for all.

We would like your feedback on the proposed improvements

The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. The programme aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.

In addition to funding to deliver walking, cycling and bus improvements, City of York Council has secured additional funding from the Department of Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund to carry out essential maintenance and improvements to the drainage, lighting and the surfaces of the road and pavements. Both schemes are proposed to be delivered at the same time so that disruption to residents, businesses and the users of Tadcaster Road can be minimised and overall costs reduced.


Background

Tadcaster Road is one of York’s busiest corridors. This work is needed to ensure that the road continues to cope with the current and future travel demands and create a safer and attractive environment for all road users but particularly for people using active or sustainable means to travel. City of York Council has set ambitious but necessary targets to become a net zero carbon economy by 2030. To achieve this we need to give priority to public transport and increase safety of walking and cycling to help make more efficient use of road space and promote healthy active travel modes.


Benefits

The aim of this scheme is to:

  • make improvements to support and encourage people to walk, cycle and use the bus
  • make travelling by bus more convenient and reliable
  • create safer and more attractive routes for people on bikes and on foot

In time, this should reduce congestion, improve air quality and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.


The proposals

The area we are asking for feedback on is Tadcaster Road from the Askham Bar Park and Ride to Blossom Street. The map below shows the extent of the route, which has been divided into nine sections (A1 to A9) to you can see what is being proposed in each section:

This overview map shows Tadcaster Road from Blossom Street to Askham Bar Park and Ride. Tadcaster Road is split into nine sections, from A1 to A9, so people can answer questions according to which section they are interested in.

A summary of the main changes is below:

  • Three new signalised crossings at Horseshoe, Nelson’s Lane and Knavesmire Gate, replacing pedestrian refuges and allowing continuous cycle lanes to be provided
  • Widening existing pedestrian refuges
  • Where possible, widening the existing on road and off-road cycle lanes
  • Adding sections of ‘off-road cycle tracks’ (bus by-passes) at Slingsby Grove and opposite York College. Separate spaces will reduce the likelihood of conflict between people getting on and off the bus or walking and cycling around these areas
  • Improvements to bus lanes and stops including installing MOVA technology (an automated traffic light control system that reduces delays for all users) to the St Helens Road junction, increasing the width of the Mount bus lane, a length of outbound bus lane on the Mount and rebuilding bus stops at York College (inbound) and Knavesmire Gate (outbound)

More information on the location of these changes can be found in the accompanying materials.

Please note - because of the high-resolution format of the pdfs, it may take time to download.


Find out more and have your say

To see our proposals in more detail, please look through our consultation materials, including draft plans and frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We want to hear your views on our proposals. Please tell us what you think by completing the survey using the link below.

You can choose to complete as much as the survey as you like, based on the areas you are interested in. The whole survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

If you have further comments you would like to make, as well as completing the survey, you can email your comments to Tadcasterroad@york.gov.uk. These comments and suggestions will be included in the survey analysis, alongside the survey responses.


Contact us

If you have a question which is not covered in the provided materials, you can ask this by:

  • Emailing: Tadcasterroad@york.gov.uk
  • Contacting us via the Your Voice Q & A tool
  • Calling us on 01904 555 557
  • Writing to us at: FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ, Tadcaster Road, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Paper copies are available on request

If you or someone you know is unable to access information online, please get in touch using the contact details above. We can arrange a different way to provide information- such as sending printed materials in the post- so that you or they can get involved.


Next steps

The feedback gathered will be considered in developing more detailed designs in the next stage of our proposals. All feedback will be taken to a decision session (a public meeting chaired by the executive member for transport) for consideration.

If approved, construction could start in late spring 2022 and complete in early 2023. Once detailed designs have been produced the construction dates will be confirmed.

Updates will be provided on the CYC page and on Your Voice.


Please note - this survey is now closed.


City of York Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are proposing a series of walking, cycling and bus improvements along the Tadcaster Road which will help provide a more attractive, safer and convenient route for all.

We would like your feedback on the proposed improvements

The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. The programme aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.

In addition to funding to deliver walking, cycling and bus improvements, City of York Council has secured additional funding from the Department of Transport’s Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund to carry out essential maintenance and improvements to the drainage, lighting and the surfaces of the road and pavements. Both schemes are proposed to be delivered at the same time so that disruption to residents, businesses and the users of Tadcaster Road can be minimised and overall costs reduced.


Background

Tadcaster Road is one of York’s busiest corridors. This work is needed to ensure that the road continues to cope with the current and future travel demands and create a safer and attractive environment for all road users but particularly for people using active or sustainable means to travel. City of York Council has set ambitious but necessary targets to become a net zero carbon economy by 2030. To achieve this we need to give priority to public transport and increase safety of walking and cycling to help make more efficient use of road space and promote healthy active travel modes.


Benefits

The aim of this scheme is to:

  • make improvements to support and encourage people to walk, cycle and use the bus
  • make travelling by bus more convenient and reliable
  • create safer and more attractive routes for people on bikes and on foot

In time, this should reduce congestion, improve air quality and improve the health and wellbeing of residents.


The proposals

The area we are asking for feedback on is Tadcaster Road from the Askham Bar Park and Ride to Blossom Street. The map below shows the extent of the route, which has been divided into nine sections (A1 to A9) to you can see what is being proposed in each section:

This overview map shows Tadcaster Road from Blossom Street to Askham Bar Park and Ride. Tadcaster Road is split into nine sections, from A1 to A9, so people can answer questions according to which section they are interested in.

A summary of the main changes is below:

  • Three new signalised crossings at Horseshoe, Nelson’s Lane and Knavesmire Gate, replacing pedestrian refuges and allowing continuous cycle lanes to be provided
  • Widening existing pedestrian refuges
  • Where possible, widening the existing on road and off-road cycle lanes
  • Adding sections of ‘off-road cycle tracks’ (bus by-passes) at Slingsby Grove and opposite York College. Separate spaces will reduce the likelihood of conflict between people getting on and off the bus or walking and cycling around these areas
  • Improvements to bus lanes and stops including installing MOVA technology (an automated traffic light control system that reduces delays for all users) to the St Helens Road junction, increasing the width of the Mount bus lane, a length of outbound bus lane on the Mount and rebuilding bus stops at York College (inbound) and Knavesmire Gate (outbound)

More information on the location of these changes can be found in the accompanying materials.

Please note - because of the high-resolution format of the pdfs, it may take time to download.


Find out more and have your say

To see our proposals in more detail, please look through our consultation materials, including draft plans and frequently asked questions (FAQs)

We want to hear your views on our proposals. Please tell us what you think by completing the survey using the link below.

You can choose to complete as much as the survey as you like, based on the areas you are interested in. The whole survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

If you have further comments you would like to make, as well as completing the survey, you can email your comments to Tadcasterroad@york.gov.uk. These comments and suggestions will be included in the survey analysis, alongside the survey responses.


Contact us

If you have a question which is not covered in the provided materials, you can ask this by:

  • Emailing: Tadcasterroad@york.gov.uk
  • Contacting us via the Your Voice Q & A tool
  • Calling us on 01904 555 557
  • Writing to us at: FREEPOST RTEG-TYYU-KLTZ, Tadcaster Road, City of York Council, West Offices, Station Rise, York YO1 6GA

Paper copies are available on request

If you or someone you know is unable to access information online, please get in touch using the contact details above. We can arrange a different way to provide information- such as sending printed materials in the post- so that you or they can get involved.


Next steps

The feedback gathered will be considered in developing more detailed designs in the next stage of our proposals. All feedback will be taken to a decision session (a public meeting chaired by the executive member for transport) for consideration.

If approved, construction could start in late spring 2022 and complete in early 2023. Once detailed designs have been produced the construction dates will be confirmed.

Updates will be provided on the CYC page and on Your Voice.

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    How many people who primarily use footpaths and cycle ways to travel around York did you involve in designing the proposal?

    Traz R asked about 2 months ago

    Good morning, 

    Thank you for getting in touch about this scheme. 

    The team who developed this proposal has extensive and direct experience walking and cycling in and around York and have used this insight, alongside information from previous consultations and best practice engineering guidance, to create the preliminary designs. We are requesting feedback from residents and businesses on the corridor through this consultation. 

    This public consultation is the first time these preliminary designs, which outline our ideas for what would be feasible for this location with the budget available, have been shared. We know there are a huge range of factors that can affect how safe and supported people feel to start walking, cycling or taking the bus. The feedback and suggestions we receive during this consultation are incredibly valuable to help us to decide on the most appropriate measures to take to the next stage of detailed design and develop designs which best meet people's needs on the corridor. 

    Kind regards, 

    The Project Team

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    Are the bike lanes segregated or will they just be a slightly wider parking space for vans, delivery drivers or anyone with their hazard warning lights (they think it's a parking permit) switched on? The proposal says the existing on road bike lanes will be widened, white dotted lines a few feet from the side of the road shouldn't be described as bike lanes, we need to realise that in this anti cycling country, York is a very poor place to ride a bike and the only way to improve that is to show people that real bike lanes are not such a bad thing after all. Tadcaster Road is ideal for this.

    ZR asked 2 months ago

    Good morning,  

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch.  

    Because the Tadcaster Road proposals are in a preliminary design stage, we are not able to show the type of protection or exact location where this protection will be added.  

    When the consultation finishes, feedback will be analysed and a decision will be made on which elements of proposals can progress to detailed design. The engineers working on these designs - where the budget and location allow - will add measures to protect the cycle lanes.  

    However, at this stage we anticipate that many of the lanes will be mandatory (i.e. you cannot park or drive in them) and most of the sections of advisory lanes on Tadcaster Road (i.e. shown with a dashed line) will be backed up with double yellow lines to prevent people parking in them. Where required we will also use sections of wands, and some sections of cycle lane which are proposed (i.e. by the College, the Knavesmire and Dringhouses Shops) are entirely off the road.

    Please complete the survey on these proposals if you have not already done so: https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/tadcasterroad/survey_tools/tadcasterroad  

    Kind regards, 

    The Project Team

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    Are the cycle lanes going to be segregated? There are no real cycle lanes on Tadcaster Road now, only dotted lines which mean very little.

    Martin Herbert asked 2 months ago

    Good morning, 

    Thank you for taking the time to get in touch. 

    Because the Tadcaster Road proposals are in a preliminary design stage, we are not able to show the type of protection or exact location where this protection will be added.  

    When the consultation finishes, feedback will be analysed and a decision will be made on which elements of the proposals can progress to detailed design. The engineers working on these designs - where the budget and location allow - will add measures to protect the cycle lanes.

    Please complete the survey on these proposals if you have not already done so: https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/tadcasterroad/survey_tools/tadcasterroad 

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

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    Please note that the survey either on link posted in response to query dated ~23rd Aug and website direct today (31st) is still returning an error message. Please can you ensure that the survey is accessible from the website directly as well via alternative formats.

    David H asked about 2 months ago

    Thank you for getting in touch. 

    Can we please ask for a bit of clarification on what you mean by your first sentence? Such as, can you please clarify as to when you get the 'error' message?

    Also, do you mean to include a paper version of the survey onto the webpage? As that is certainly something we can do.

    Kind regards,

    The Project Team

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    Why does the survey have an internal server error?

    petejackson745 asked 2 months ago

    Good afternoon,

    Thank you for getting in touch.

    We have just double checked the survey and it seems to be working - please can you try the link again? https://www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/tadcasterroad/survey_tools/tadcasterroad  

    If it still says 'internal server error' please can you get back in touch and let us know at which point in the survey that message appears? Either we can fix the problem, or we can provide the survey to you in an alternative format, such as over email.

    Kind regards

    The Project Team

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