St. Leonards Place car park
Some motorists have been confused by the signing at the entrance to the – now privately run – car park on St Leonards Place. Several have thought that the entrance had been moved as part of the Exhibition Square refurbishment, although this isn’t the case.
For a Conservation Area the signs are borderline intrusive anyway.
Users of the car park find that they are expected to pay up to £12 to park. Unfortunately the operators – a Leeds based company – allow only cash payments for tickets.
Parking machines at St. Leonards Place car park. click to enlarge
It is several years since the Council made credit card and “pay by phone” options available at its central car parks.
There is also no parking available for those with disabled badges although it is the most central facility for those accessing most of the shops in the city centre.
This is a good location for cycle parking facilities and it would have been worth the Council continuing to operate the car park facilities until the apparently endless saga over the future of the adjacent office block is finally settled.
There is no sign of work commencing on site despite the council announcing a development scheme almost 3 years ago.
The Council is also remaining tight lipped about the planned hotel at the Barbican site which is now 4 years behind schedule.
St Leonards Place, Bootham, GillygateCarriageway Resurfacing Works
Bootham – Gillygate roadworks from 17th November 2014
City of York Council have announced that it is to reconstruct the junction at St Leonards Place, Bootham, Gillygate starting on the 17th November 2014.
The works are programmed to take 1 week to complete, working Monday to Friday between 7:00pm and 5:00am.
To carry out the works safely, a temporary full road closure will be in place between 7:00pm and 5:00am Monday to Friday, with some accommodation works taking place outside of these times.
Due to the nature of the works and the deep excavations taking place, it will not be possible for the buses to access the bus stops on St Leonards Place and all buses will be diverted to temporary bus stops.
Residents and visitors will have pedestrian access to properties and local attractions and Traffic Management Officers will be on site to escort pedestrians where required.
Residents in the works area will have pedestrian access to their properties but no vehicular access will be possible during the hours of working. Parking is not permitted on any of the roads involved. The car park entrance within the works will be affected and may not be accessible at all times during the works. Access to Marygate and Union Terrace car parks will still be available from Bootham and Clarence Street respectively.
Emergency services will be permitted through the works in an emergency situation and pedestrian access will be available at all times. Cyclists will have to dismount and use the footways when travelling through the affected areas.