York & North Yorkshire

York council seeks views on Askham Bar park and ride plan

Part of a £22m plan to take 300,000 cars off York's roads has gone out to public consultation.

The government gave York council £22m late last year to spend on improving traffic flow and access to the city.

As part of the plans the Askham Bar park and ride site will be rebuilt with 1,100 spaces behind the Tesco supermarket off Tadcaster Road.

Designs for a new access junction are available for people to view and comment on until 24 February.

Further consultation on a new 600-space park and ride site at Poppleton Bar, off the A59, will go out to public consultation from 6 February.

Leaflets will be distributed to local residents and the plans can also be seen on the council's website.

Councillor Dave Merrett, cabinet member for city strategy, said: "These new schemes will enable our park and ride system to be used by more of the city's 7.1m annual visitors, as well as improve circulation on the outer ring road.

"They will take a further 300,000 cars off York's roads to contribute towards improving air quality, reduce congestion... and reduce York's carbon output by 1,500 tonnes per year."

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