Request to reduce speed limit - A1079, Dunnington
At the Parish Council meeting held on Monday 8 March 2021 the following motion was unanimously passed:
The Parish Council requests that the City of York Council progress with reducing the speed limit from 60 mph to 40 mph along the two sections of the A1079 from the Scrap Box layby (point A) to Thornbeck (point B) and the village boundary of Dunnington (point C) to the village boundary of Kexby (point D).
This will mean that the whole length of the A1079 from the Grimston Bar roundabout to the village boundary at the east side of Kexby (Long Lane) will be a continuous 40 mph speed limit.
This will improve road safety along this whole length of the A1079 by removing speed limit anomalies, and confusion, on what is a very busy arterial route to and from the A64 and York. It will benefit those residential properties, farms and other businesses along this length allowing an easier and safer means of access to and from their properties which will also benefit the road users from a safety point of view as well.
This request will also complement our request to reduce the speed limit from 60 mph to 40 mph on York Road leading from the A1079 to the village boundary of Dunnington.
It will mean that all traffic entering and leaving the A1079, passing through the Parish, and going to and from the village, via York Road and Common Road, will be doing so in a consistent manner on roads all with the same 40 mph speed limit.
The request to reduce the speed limit from 60 mph to 40 mph on the section of the A1079 between the village boundary of Dunnington and the village boundary of Kexby, which is partly in our Parish and partly in Kexby and Scoreby Parish, also supports a similar request from Kexby and Scoreby Parish in respect of this particular section of the A1079.
It will also assist in monitoring and managing the traffic in a much more efficient way.
This proposal also has the support of the following people:
Cllr Mark Warters, CoYC
Cllr Martin Rowley, CoYC
Chairman: Cllr Gill Shaw, 14 Holly Tree Croft, Dunnington, York, YO19 5RG
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Clerk: Julie Bone, 43 St James Close, Rawcliffe, York, YO30 5WL
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