York "reinvigorated" but restrictions Lendal Bridge to continue

The City of York Council have unveiled plans to "reinvigorate" the city centre which they say will improve key public areas and the way people move around and between them.

The plans also reveal that vehicle restrictions on Lendal Bridge will continue beyond the initial trial finish date.

Artist Impression: Fossgate

The bridge was due to reopen to private vehicles on 26th February, but the Council say they'll wait until further evidence is submitted in the Spring before making a decision on the permanent future of the bridge.

Until then, the restrictions on private vehicles crossing the bridge will remain.

The bridge is open between 10.30am - 5pm to pedestrians, cyclists, buses, taxis, and emergency vehicles only.

Artist Impression: Duncombe Place

The plans for the city centre come a day after the council pledged to boost tourism in the city but, of more than forty thousand drivers given tickets for driving over the bridge - eighty per cent of them visitors to York.

New design plans are available for public viewing and residents will be able to give feedback online and at council offices across the city during the four week public consultation.

Artist Impression: Exhibition Square