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Action Proposed to Tackle Congestion near Seamer Station

Action Proposed to Tackle Congestion near Seamer Station

Published by Karen Liu at 9:39am 15th May 2019.

Action is being proposed to tackle congestion near Seamer railway station in response to concerns raised by people living nearby.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Don Mackenzie, Executive Member for Access, said:

“The popularity of Seamer station has increased steadily in recent years and, as a result, Station Road becomes congested with parked cars. Local people have told us this causes problems and our highways officers have seen for themselves that it is an issue for residents and station users.

To try to alleviate this, we are proposing an experimental traffic regulation order for Station Road, Crossgates.”

The order would see the installation of parking bays along the north side of Station Road, from the bend to the bottom of the steps, and a small number of parking bays inside the bend, near the junction with Cayton Low Road.

These would be available to anyone all day every day without charge.

To give residents the greatest opportunity to park outside their homes, the authority proposes to provide free, unrestricted parking along most of the residential (south) side of Station Road between noon and 10am, Monday to Saturday, with no restrictions on Sunday.

To deter all-day parking and parking over several days by rail users between Monday and Saturday, a single yellow line prohibiting parking between 10am and noon each day would be introduced. This restriction would affect residents as well as rail users.

Double yellow lines would also be introduced in certain areas, improving visibility and providing safe passing places.

At the bottom of the road, double yellow lines would give vehicles space to turn around and allow waiting for a short time, with the aim of deterring vehicles from waiting or parking over driveways.

Double yellow lines would be installed at the entrance to the road and around bends to improve visibility and safety for drivers and pedestrians.

Residents are being consulted about these proposals.

County Councillor David Jeffels, Member for Seamer and Derwent Valley, has called a meeting of residents of Station Road, Crossgates, and neighbouring area to discuss the proposals.

He said:

“The parking problem in Station Road has got considerably worse in the past two to three years with more people using the Scarborough to York line and using Seamer station.

With a half hourly service on the line due to be introduced shortly, the situation is going to become even more difficult for residents in the area. It is vital that they put forward their views before the consultation period ends.”

The meeting will be held at the Crossgates Community Centre at 7pm on Tuesday, May 21.




There are 4 comments on this page.

zara, on 15th May 2019 10:26am
Lets see, could it possibly have been made worse by the parking charge which has been introduced down at the station??? When i arrived at Seamer on Monday my sister remarked how many empty spaces there were in the car park - not something that we have seen previously and i looked around and pointed out the parking machine! Of course the station is going to be used more often, they have built so many new houses in the area, its not exactly rocket science they just could not be bothered to try to sort out the parking for the station. It is horrendous going down that road but most of the residents do have parking at their houses, they just need to be able to access them.
phillip barrigan, on 15th May 2019 12:05pm
i have proposed a use of the a64 park and ride car park to be used with the introduction of a new platform and integrating a into town rail shuttle as well as to trains to york etc to north yorkshire county council thus making parking at seamer not needed and the park and ride more efficient by rail shuttle instead of being sat in a queue on a stationary bus
lobby nycc for this
Lucylastik, on 15th May 2019 12:16pm
I think that considering how much rail travellers have to pay these days for a ticket, parking should be free for ticket holders anyway. Or it would, had it remained nationalised and not privatised.

People need to get to work and seeing as no-on in the Tory Govt is doing anything about dualling the A64 despite asking for decades - oh wait, wasn't our MP Robert Goodwill the Shadow Roads Minister and then Minister of State at the Department for Transport?

No, silly me, his 250 acres of farmland sit on the Malton Bypass which has had recent renovations.

Funny that.
Jon Partridge, on 17th May 2019 6:51pm
The existing car park needs to be much bigger and free, station road needs to be residents only via permit only.

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