Implementing the open brief to redesign Piccadilly

By Andy Kerr, Head of Regeneration Programmes and Castle Gateway Project-lead, City of York Council The first section of the new layout for Piccadilly has now completed, and I thought it was important to reflect on how we got to this point. The first point to note is that Piccadilly is changing – for the … Read more

Alternative Visions – a reshaped Piccadilly by Chris Donegani

Chris Donegani lives on Piccadilly and was a regular participant in the workshops we ran to look at the reshaping of public realm along Piccadilly earlier this year. Having been part of the various conversations and given a lot of consideration to the various issues involved, Chris put down on paper some proposals which illustrated … Read more

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

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

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

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