Walking and Cycling in Castle Gateway

On 9th May we ran an event to explore in detail the walking and cycling routes through St George’s Field, over the Fishergate Gyratory, over the new bridge and into and along Piccadilly. In the session we worked through the three main sections being designed at the moment: St George’s Field, then the new Foss … Read more Walking and Cycling in Castle Gateway

Trees, Green Space and Bridges – Barry Otley

Barry Otley, a key member of Treemendous York and Green Environment coordinator for York Environment Forum, attended a number of the recent workshops we ran on various subjects and contributed a detailed response which spelt out the benefits of incorporating trees and substantial landscaping into the proposals. This blog sets out Barry’s advice and provides … Read more Trees, Green Space and Bridges – Barry Otley

St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge: Exploring the proposals

Planning applications for the first ‘work package’ (of four) for the Castle Gateway masterplan are due to be submitted in early summer 2019. The applications will be for:  St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge over the Foss. Here we introduce the proposals and set out the issues that emerged … Read more St George’s Field Car Park, Castle Mills Apartments and the new bridge: Exploring the proposals

A new bridge over the Foss: Notes from the Workshop, 20th March

On 20th March a public workshop was held with the bridge engineers Witteveen+Bos appointed by the council to work with architects from BDP on the design of the new bridge over the Foss. My Castle Gateway Brief The idea of a new route up the Foss and into the centre of York was a key … Read more A new bridge over the Foss: Notes from the Workshop, 20th March

The Cycle Route through St George’s Field

Andy Kerr, Castle Gateway Project Lead My Castle Gateway is built on sharing ideas and working through issues together, and that is as important as we approach our first detailed planning applications as it was when we were pulling together the wider masterplan. On work package one which contains the multi-storey car park on St … Read more The Cycle Route through St George’s Field

Piccadilly: My Castle Gateway Draft Open Brief

The masterplan vision for the area – informed by the My Castle Gateway brief – was: • Piccadilly as the heart of a thriving city centre neighbourhood • City centre living appealing to those attracted by proximity to the historic city centre • A lively atmosphere generated by small and independent businesses including creative industries, … Read more Piccadilly: My Castle Gateway Draft Open Brief

A Gyratory, a junction and a supercrossing: Exploring the nitty, gritty of Castle Gateway transport planning

20th February 2019 On 20th February we had a workshop looking specifically, and in detail, at the movement plans for Castle Gateway with a focus on the proposed junctions on the Fishergate Gyratory. The session included Andy Kerr, Castle Gateway Project Lead and Tony May, York Civic Trust as well as people joining the discussion … Read more A Gyratory, a junction and a supercrossing: Exploring the nitty, gritty of Castle Gateway transport planning

The Best Bus Stop in York – notes from our event

What would the best bus stop in York be like? Drop-In / workshop 26th Feb 2019 Piccadilly serves many functions – even in its current state – and one of these if for the passage of buses and boarding them. Proposals as they stand include one bus stop on the section of Piccadilly south of … Read more The Best Bus Stop in York – notes from our event

Green and the City: Shaping the brief for Castle Gateway

13th February 2019 On 13th February we kicked off Let’s Make Piccadilly with an exploration of cities and green. We did this as a combination of a drop in with walks to Parliament Street to look at the trees and to Ousegate pocket park to look at small green spaces in town. We were delighted … Read more Green and the City: Shaping the brief for Castle Gateway