8,500 more drivers fined for crossing York's Lendal Bridge

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lendal Bridge in York, where private vehicles have been banned for part of the day Lendal Bridge in York, where private vehicles have been banned for part of the day

A FURTHER 8,500 drivers have been fined for crossing York’s Lendal Bridge, bringing the total penalised since its trial closure began to more than 34,500.

Latest statistics have also revealed three out of York’s five Park & Ride bus services took slightly longer to get in and out of the city in November than in the same month last year.

The figures have been published by City of York Council in its third monthly update on the impact of the controversial closure of the bridge to cars, vans and motorbikes between 10.30am and 5pm, a key aim of which is to speed up bus journeys.

The 8,500 penalty charge notices were issued from November 11 to December 2.

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3:40pm Wed 1 Jan 14

behonest says...

What a fantaxtic result for York council - this has obviously generated a huge amount of additional tax revenue for them.

This 'trial closure' is bound to become permanent, if it raises this much tax for the Council. Well done councillors - you must be really proud of yourselves.
What a fantaxtic result for York council - this has obviously generated a huge amount of additional tax revenue for them. This 'trial closure' is bound to become permanent, if it raises this much tax for the Council. Well done councillors - you must be really proud of yourselves. behonest

6:27pm Wed 1 Jan 14

NO EINSTEIN says...

York council, can you not see your signage is so poor, people don't realise they can't go this way.
On saying this, its not really to your advantage to point this out is it.
York council, can you not see your signage is so poor, people don't realise they can't go this way. On saying this, its not really to your advantage to point this out is it. NO EINSTEIN

1:59pm Fri 3 Jan 14

Visitor777 says...

This is absolutely scandalous! Totally agree with comment above the signage is so poor it must be illegal..

I suggest that collectively we take some form of legal action against this Local Authority!
This is absolutely scandalous! Totally agree with comment above the signage is so poor it must be illegal.. I suggest that collectively we take some form of legal action against this Local Authority! Visitor777

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