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York residents reject congestion charge plan

Traffic in York city centre
Traffic levels in York are expected to grow by 28% by 2021

Plans to introduce a congestion charge in York in a bid to tackle congestion have been rejected by residents.

The results of a council-led public consultation showed the largest proportion of people wanted the authority to avoid a road charge.

The two favoured options were improving bus services and creating a freight depot on the outskirts of the city.

The results of the survey will be considered by the council at a meeting on 18 May.

Traffic levels in York are expected to grow by 28% by 2021, the council said.

Improvements to roads, public transport and cycle routes are being planned to combat the problem.



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