York could become the first city in Britain to ban private cars from driving in the centre.
Council chiefs have backed plans to end all ‘non-essential’ vehicle journeys into the city centre by 2023.So, how can we remove you from power? Because no-one expects the council to have a say in deciding what's 'essential for the taxpayer'...
Oh, and before all you Green fruitcakes start laughing smugly, they mean you, too:
The ban will apply to both diesel and petrol cars. It is likely to apply to electric and hybrid vehicles too.Heh! That wiped the smile off your face, eh?
Deputy council leader Andy D’Agorne said: 'A car-free and thriving city centre, which is accessible to those with limited mobility like blue badge holders, is achievable but only through detailed planning and engagement with those most affected by the proposals.’And if your 'engagement' proves it's not what people want at all, and they'd rather you got on with the job of keeping the streets clean and emptying the bins? What then?
We can trust our newly elected Tory party folk to fight back, though. Can't we?
Critics said the move would make it harder for people to get to hospitals.
Conservative councillor Claire Hiscott said those on low incomes could be affected as ‘if you need to get to the hospital and you have a diesel vehicle you will face a hefty fine if you cross that zone in an emergency’.*sighs* Modern Tories - keen, it seems, only to out-progressive the progressives...