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Photo #169857

[Image taken 30.5.21] Tanner's Moat junction with Rougier Street. This is an indicative image taken from the other side of Lendal Bridge (ie on Station Avenue looking across Station Road to Rougier Street). Saturday, 29 May 2021 was the start of a bank holiday - the first since the relaxation of covid-19 restrictions), the first weekend of half term and the first warm, dry weekend in a very wet month. I stood and counted how many people walked/cycled/scooted into or out of Tanner's Moat. In 15 minutes, between 15.25 and 15.40, I counted 128 people. This is despite signs on Wellington Row that try to divert people on cycles and in wheelchairs from this direct, flat, intuitive, route to one that is none of these things. See other count on 29.5.21: #169855. It is unfathomable to me there is still no formal permanent provision to cycle between Tanner's Moat onto Lendal Bridge (Station Road), ditto from Rougier Street, without getting off your cycle and becoming a pedestrian. (Some people cannot do that.) There has always been a need. The closure of the riverside route for the replacement of Lendal Bridge flood gates (see: #166252, #169140) is making it more obvious. This isn't a one-off for the Environment Agency works: the riverside route floods several times a year. When it does/the gates are closed people need to change their routes. Between Tanner's Moat and Leeman Road is the trajectory. And as the numbers of people making this trip show, despite the obstacles, there is a need for formal provision.

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