Bridge closes in York

Lendal Bridge in York will be closed to cars during daylight hours from today as part of a trial to improve pedestrian access around the Museum Gardens and the Minster.

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Full Report: Lendal Bridge closes in York

Drivers in York are accusing the council of milking them for cash, after dozens of them were caught out by new restrictions on Lendal Bridge.

For the next six months anyone driving over the bridge between 10.30 in the morning and five in the evening will be fined 60 pounds.

York City Council says the move was well publicised locally - but tourists have continued to use the bridge, unaware of the new restrictions.

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Drivers caught out by bridge closure

Cars are not allowed to cross the bridge during the day

A new scheme to restrict access to Lendal Bridge in York has caught out scores of drivers on its first day.

For the next six months anyone crossing the bridge between 10.30 in the morning and five in the evening will receive a £60 fine. York City Council say the move will reduce congestion, but residents are accusing them of making drivers into a cash cow.

The new restrictions have caught out scores of drivers

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Lendal Bridge closure

Lendal Bridge in York will be closed to cars during daylight hours from today. It's part of a trial to improve pedestrian access around the Museum Gardens and the Minster.

No vehicles other than buses, taxis and bicycles will be able to cross the bridge for six months.

City of York Council also hopes to create a relatively traffic-free corridor running from Holgate, past the railway station, across Lendal Bridge and up Museum Street, St Leonard’s Place and Gillygate all the way to Clarence Street and beyond.

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