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Engineering Consultancy - City of York

Highway engineering improvement, 2003

There were 66 accidents (1994-1998) in the Heworth area, 17 of these (25%) at Heworth Green/Malton Road where there is high congestion at peak times.

In total these accidents cost society an estimated £2.9 million in police, medical and lost work time. Following a study by transport consultants a package of measures was developed to tackle them. One of these was the highly successful 'Magic roundabout' which has virtually eliminated all accidents at this site. York is a city which leads in the encouragement of cycling and gives priority to pedestrians. This new roundabout has been acclaimed by motorists too.

Contact: Ray Chaplin, 01904 551600, ray.chaplin@york.gov.uk