Cllr Sue Hunter, Liberal Democrat Councillor for Westfield, has welcomed the news that improvements will be made to the pedestrian crossing on Acomb Front Street, outside Vyner House.
The well-used crossing has seen multiple call-outs over recent years, in order to repair equipment that it up to 25 years old. This has caused frustration to many local residents, particularly elderly people, who use the crossing on a regular basis to reach the Post Office and chemists.
City of York Council has now confirmed that the ageing and outdated traffic signals on the Front Street, Acomb, are set to be replaced this month. New, more reliable, traffic signals will be installed on the crossing as part of the Traffic Signal Asset Renewal Programme.
The new traffic signals will be cheaper to run and more reliable. It will also enable the new systems to link direct to the council’s Traffic and Control Centre, so that the Network Monitoring Officers can manage the flow of traffic better in busy periods by adjusting traffic lights to best suit traffic conditions.
Councillor Sue Hunter, Liberal Democrat Ward Councillor for Westfield, commented:
“A number of residents have spoken to me to voice their concerns at how many times this crossing has been out of action, and of course, they have expressed their frustration at seeing the crossing regularly stop working.
“I’m happy to see the Council take action and address these concerns by fitting new and modern equipment to the crossing, so that it is more reliable for local residents.”