A traffic survey is being undertaken in response to road users and pedestrians on the Theif Lane/Green Dykes Lane junction following a number of accidents close to the University of York. After concerns were raised, the Hull Road and Fishergate wards of the Labour Party have chosen to fund the survey in order to try to improve the situation.
Labour’s Hull Road councillor Michael Pavlovic commented:
“There have been a number of accidents involving collisions between cars, cyclists and pedestrians, especially from cars turning out of Thief Lane into Green Dykes Lane. This is a real concern and therefore something we need to seriously examine. We have had meetings with traffic officers to discuss what safety measures are possible as a first step.
“As councillors we have a responsibility to our constituents to do what we can to keep them as safe as possible. This junction has been a concern for some time and we are pleased that we have been able to get this investigation into traffic management started, and are optimistic that future recommendations could lead to fewer accidents”.
The investigatory traffic survey is to be followed by a council officer report with recommendations for improvement to the junction.