Traffic congestion is a major problem in our area, with long queues of stationary traffic on the A19 and A1079 every day. These problems will only get worse as the housing crisis forces more and more local people to move out of York, to places like Selby, only to have to commute back into York every day for work. The Labour council has invested heavily in expanding the Park & Ride schemes across York, but more must be done to avoid gridlock and to improve the timings, regularity and cost of bus services for village residents.
To address this concern, the Labour council is setting up an independently-chaired cross-party congestion commission to recommend the long-term solutions that we need. Sadly, the local LibDems and the Conservatives are refusing to take part. Only Labour is prepared to work with everyone for the good of the city.