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Photo #166371

Update 29.3.21 Today the route was no longer blocked see: #166417. [Image taken 28.3.21] Marygate car park, York. The route to/from the river (and walks) and Scarborough Bridge (wheelchair-accessible since early 2019) was blocked on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2021. (See: #166372, #166373, #166382). A family (see: #166376) was happy for me to take their photo. They were pleased someone was trying to get the issues caused by the works in the car park addressed.
The problems: There is no signage for cyclists. There are no direction signs for anyone. There is no signed diversion. There is no safe route through the car park.
Details: There is no sign on the Bootham Terrace approach (the other side of the railway underpass). There is just the one sign: ‘Pedestrians’ at the blocked off entrance to the route through the car park. The pavement is narrow. There is no drop kerb (see: #166377.) The parallel ‘carriageway’ is cobbled (see: #166378). The only sign at the other end of that cobbled lane (junction of Frederic Street and Marygate Lane according to Streetview) again just has a Pedestrians sign (see: #166379) The arrow directs people to… where? There’s no assistance for people trying to reach the river, the bridge, the rail station, parts of York you can reach through the station…
There are no signs at the Marygate Lane entrance to the car park – neither directions nor a safe, protected route through (see: #166380), nor further in (see: #166387) There are no signs of any kind – no warning the route is closed nor diversions nor showing a safe/protected route through at the other end of the original walkway/coned covid corridor (see: #166381)
The original route (next to and parallel to the rail line) is used by many people including sight impaired people. That narrow thoroughfare plus the parallel coned popup covid-19 corridor is also used by pedestrians, people on cycles, human-propelled scooters... some of whom are pupils going to/from schools including St Peter’s and Bootham independently or accompanied; dog walkers, runners, joggers, commuters. Users are all ages, all levels of fitness, and all types of disability including learning. See: Concrete (other?) machinery in operation next to the racks see: #166267. For Tier scooters see: #164663. Popup covid corridor see: #157644

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